Small packaged touring
Peerless dynamics make the BMW wagon almost worth the ask
Holden Cruze Sportwagon with similar performance and agility. But hard data do not account for how the German car feels to drive, the clinical precision of its assembly and the way the cabin seems to form around occupants.
Standard kit includes dualzone airconditioning, electric tailgate, trip computer with central monitor, reverse camera, 17-inch alloy wheels and leather-look upholstery. It’s not actually a lot for the bucks (compared with a Hyundai i40 or Mazda6) and the option list is enormous— candy to a buyer dazzled by the badge.