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.