Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Essentially standard 3-Series with a few embellishments, best of which is a set of supremely supportive seats. 3-Series ergonomics are pretty much spot on. DSG gearbox features a sequential gearshift, and paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.

Rear space is poorer than a regular 3-Series Coupe, better suited for kids or adults on short joyrides. The ride is a little firmer, but not enough to spoil things. Those in the front t will feel very well looked after as the multi adjustable seats are very comfortable and supportive. Hood up wind noise is well suppressed even at motorway speeds but we wouldn't want to verify the 155mph top speed with the roof down!

Those in the back will experience a bit of buffeting.