There’s plenty of adjustment to the driving position, so it’s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel, and all models have a central armrest. The standard manual adjustment is a bit awkward to use, though, because you have to lift or drop your body-weight to alter the seat’s height.
Sports seats, which bring better lateral support, are optional on base SE trim; it’s worth paying the extra for them because they come with electric adjustment, including variable side support, and (manually) extendable thigh support. Adjustable lumbar support is an additional optional extra. Stepping up to Sport trim brings these improved front seats as standard.
BMW has kept the dashboard layout simple, with minimal yet clear buttons for the audio shortcuts, and easy-to-use rotary dials for the climate control. Most functions are controlled through BMW’s excellent iDrive system, which is navigated via the standard, high-set colour screen and large rotary controller, which makes for an intuitive interface. The Navigation Plus Pack is an expensive option available across the range, but does include a head-up display, which beams your speed, and a variety of other information that you can select, onto a glass panel directly in the driver’s line of sight.