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In the ultra-competitive arena of the premium family car, the BMW 1 Series is right up there, but not the best –that's the Audi A3. It delivers a good blend of driver appeal with decent ride comfort, along with fine practicality, but its main strengths are a top-notch interior and a brilliant infotainment system.get the best price
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Sport trim adds sports seats and exterior styling tweaks, including 17in wheels, as well as dual-zone climate control. We’d go to M Sport if you can, though.
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The 118d is expected to be the big seller and we can see why if you're a high-mileage driver. It feels punchy and impressive in town or on motorways, and although the engine’s a bit grumbly it has a very silky stop-start system – smoother than the 118i’s. The A200d has a better spread of shove throughout its rev-range, though. This 118d works better with the automatic gearbox than the 118i, too, and will do around 50 MPG in the real world if driven carefully.
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