The EFTM Garage – BMW 116i Sport Line

Sheer driving pleasure they say, is it all it’s cracked up to be as a slogan. We say yes, there is nothing like the feeling of pure engineering when you’re behind the wheel and BMW will rarely if ever disappoint, this week EFTM has a 116i Sport Line in the garage..

BMW 116i Sport Line

BMW 116i Sport Line

Make: BMW

Model: 116i

Variant: Sport Line

Engine / Transmission: 1.6l 4cyl

Vital Stats:

Fuel Economy: 220Nm torque, 100kW, 136 bhp

MRRP Price:  $35,600 + $1,100 (Sport Line), + $620 (Convenience Pack) + $1,200 (Advanced parking Package), + $1,200 (Navigation System Business)

Standard Features:

  • Transmission
    • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • BMW EfficientDynamics features
    • AutoStart/Stop function
    • Brake Energy Regeneration
    • Optimum Gearshift Indicator
  • Technical features
    • Anti-locking Braking System (ABS)
    • Comfort Go
    • Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
    • Cruise Control with braking function
    • Driver and front passenger airbags
    • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with extended contents
    • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
    • ECO PRO driving experience switch
    • Electric power steering
    • Electronic differential lock
    • Front side airbags
    • Head airbag front and rear
  • Exterior features
    • BMW light alloy-wheels–16” Vspoke 378 with 205/55 R16 run-flat safety tyres
    • Central locking with remote control
    • Rear windscreen wiper
  • Interior features–general
    • 6.5” Colour monitor
    • 60/40 split fold rear seats
    • AM/FM radio with in-dash CD player
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Floor mats in Velour
    • iDrive Controller
    • Leather steering wheel
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • Multi-function buttons for steering wheel
    • On-board computer
    • Outside temperature display
    • USB interface
  • Interior features–seating
    • Front armrest
    • Sensatec upholstery
    • Three-point seatbelt for third rear passenger, including headrest

Wow Factor: Small form factor BMW puts it closer to price range for many yet packs the same stunning ride and handling that BMW is known for

Most Impressive: The detailed and advanced rear parking camera and sensors are certainly impressive as is overall comfort and handling

Not so impressive: Quite frankly, the infotainment system is complex and just doesn’t need to be – BMW need to invest in some user interface design experts to make this a better experience.

Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.

He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.

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