Choosing an engine is relatively straightforward: there are just two and both have four cylinders.
The cheaper option is a 295bhp 2.0-litre petrol, whereas the range-topping ‘S’ model gets a 345bhp 2.5-litre. Both pull hard from low revs. However, there is a noticeable surge in acceleration as the turbocharger starts to do its business at around 2000rpm and a few flat spots in the power delivery for the next 1000rpm or so – especially in the more powerful 2.5-litre S.
Get the revs above 3000rpm, though, and you’ll enjoy hugely potent acceleration right through to over 7000rpm. The six-speed manual gearbox's long gearing means you’ll often find yourself using just second and third gears during more spirited driving.
A seven-speed PDK automatic gearbox is optional, and is worth considering for those expecting to do a lot of daily slogging through traffic.