Written on: 08/05/2002 by Paul.
Engine, Handling, Low C02 emissions, mpg,
No cup holders.
Just got a new BMW 318 Ci with 17 inch alloys and am very very impressed. Having previously owned a Golf GT TDI, it's great to drive a car that doesn't wallow when cornering. The engine is a 2 litre 143bhp unit that is very impressive. There is very little to justify the 320 2.2 litre six cylinder when the 318 goes so well. Why pay higher insurance and more company car tax for an engine that shows no added benefit until you get it into the high rev range. The grey/green colour has the advantage of not showing dirt and not being a common colour.