Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
Less inviting to own than a Mercedes C-coupe, but scores points with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment.
Far better looking than the old 1 Series Coupe. Driving and owning qualities mark it out as a real BMW.
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.
This mini-MPV offers loads of space and of course, that spectacular warranty, but sadly it's dreary to drive. You'd be better off in the i30.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.