Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
You’re unlikely to grumble about space in the front, even if you tower over most of your friends and colleagues. The seats slide back a long way and there’s plenty of head room, although not quite as much as you'll have in the 1 Series. It's worth bearing in mind that if you add the optional panoramic roof (part of the Premium Plus Package), it does reduce head room by about 6cm.
The door pockets are big enough for a couple of 500ml bottles of water and there are two suitably deep cupholders in front of the infotainment touchpad, as well as a decent glovebox and storage under the large centre armrest.
Seat folding and flexibility
Electric front seats (with lumbar adjustment and a memory function) are available as part of the very expensive Premium Plus Package. In their absence, the front passenger gets a manual seat with fore, aft, backrest angle and height adjustment. The seat squab can also be lengthened for better under-thigh support.