Have had my 120d for about a week and is most impressive. Traded from a great 530d after 4.5 years and 60,000 miles, but wanted something smaller and economical but still fun. 120d is nippy and sporty with great economy and can carry 4 adults in comfort.
OK it has not got the oomph as the 530d or the space but if you go for this you know what you are getting. I have added comfort pack (a must as you get auto wipers and front distance control, plus useful storage bin), electric sports seats and leather to make it feel like home(!)
One very minor point on the down sizing is that the 4 cylinder 2.0 is not as smooth as the 3.0 straight six, but once in the car you cannot notice it. Fab car, would recommend to anyone who wants a reasonably practical driver's coupe at great price with low running costs
I have had the car two weeks and i am still delighted with it, 48mpg around London with 7.5 to 60 is hard to beat. It also pleases my company's new 'green policy' with its low emmissions (it was either the BMW or a Prius!). Excellent build quality,quiet and smooth, quick and good to look at. Got mine from internet brokers and saved £200 a month from BMW's best offer on the same car, same deal over the same period!
I currently drive a BMW 320d SE Saloon and was skeptical about dropping down to a smaller coupe, as I predominantly drive motorway miles but this little beauty has caught me by surprise! I had the pleasure of driving the 123d M Sport Coupe and I was gutted to give it back. The sport makes you feel very special indeed as the last time I had "fun" driving was when I had my MX-5 - this is one car built for driving pleasure! The economy of the car was brilliant, considering it returned an avg 47mpg on a 201BHP, <7 sec 0-60 car! Road noise wasn't an issue at speed, and the M sports suspension setup didn't cause any concerns even on some bumpy roads. If you enjoy driving, want a car for commuting for two or less people, and want the re-assurance of all things BMW - this is the car for you! My 3 series felt bland, boring and sluggish when I saw back in it and I am looking forward to my new vehicle arriving in March. My only qualm is the lack of space in the back - if BMW lengthened the car by another 30mm, it would be perfect but space is extremely limited and there is no graceful way to get out other than fumble your way, clasping at the seat, support handle and the unlucky person holding the door open!
I have now owned this car for 10 days and am delighted with it so far.
I ordered the 120D M Sport as I wanted an auotmatic and this is not an option on the 123D. The car has 177 BHP and with 0-60 in 7.5 seconds it is more than quick enough.
The car pulls strongly through the rev range and is extremly quiet at all speeds. I have the optional 18" alloys which I think looks the nuts. The ride is slightly compromised but it has not been at all uncomfortable!
As I said overall I am delighted, this car was £9000 pounds cheaper than the equivolent 3 series and is probably the greenest cheapest coupe you can buy!!
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