PRICE From $52,300
ENGINE 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbo, 100kW/220Nm
TRANSMISSION 8-speed auto; RWD THIRST 5.9L/100km
LOWDOWN The bread-and-bacon bottom end of the 3 Series family is best. The turbo engine is sweetly responsive and the old-school suspension with relatively small tyres copes best with our roads. The further you go up the family, the further you get from the enjoyment that has made the 3 Series so successful for so long.