Space & practicality

BMW M140i review

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BMW M140i
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21 Oct 2016 09:51 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 09:45

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Space in the front is good, with plenty of head room and decent leg room, while storage is provided by a pair of cupholders ahead of the gearstick, a moderately sized cubby beneath the armrest, long door bins and a fairly roomy glovebox.

Access to the three-door version’s rear seats is pretty straightforward once the front seats have been slid forward, thanks to a generous door aperture, and there’s always the pricier five-door model if you regularly put people in the back (the Volkswagen Golf R is also available with three or five doors, while the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R are five-door only).

Head room is plentiful once you're in the back but, despite the front seatbacks being scalloped out, one six-footer sitting behind another will find knee room on the tight side. Meanwhile, anyone using the middle rear seat will need to have short legs.

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The rear seatbacks split and fold 60/40 as standard (a 40/20/40 arrangement is optional). When they’re upright, the M140i’s boot space is much bigger than a Focus RS's but smaller than a Civic Type R's. Fold the rear seats down and they lie almost flat, with no annoying steps or ridges.

 

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