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216d Performance

Post by Regor » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:12 am

My local dealer has a good deal on new pre-registered 216d M Sports both manual and auto. I've driven a Mini courtesy car with the same engine and it was quite lively but could very well struggle with the extra weight of an AT.
I can obviously get a test drive but in the meantime has anyone any thoughts or experience?
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Re: 216d Performance

Post by Stegosaurus » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:41 am

If you're after something that will get you from A to B comfortably, then you'll be fine, but don't expect anything special to happen when you press the loud pedal. Dad had a 114d, which is quite comparable (small engine, big car) and whilst it was comfy when cruising, getting it up to speed was a bit noisy and slow.
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Re: 216d Performance

Post by sundodger » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:05 am

Hi...I have a 216d sport spec. Had the car for five months & also got a good deal as it was a demo model with only 4000 KLM's on clock (Resident in Greece) I was also concerned about performance as well, but over here anything over 1800 cc is taxed to death ! Remembering this vehicle is an MPV I was not out for "Boy racer" performance anyway. My last car was also am MPV (1.6 petrol) & the performance of the AT is far superior, as is the handling. The 3 cyl. Motor is a cracking little unit & very willing as long as revs are kept above 1500...Drive it like a petrol & use comfort or sport modes...Eco is crap !
Prior to deciding on the BMW I test drove latest Suzuki Vitara 1.6d 4x4, Nissan Qashqai 1.6d 4x4 & a Renault Kadjar 1.6d. In my own opinion the AT was superior on most counts & the similar price (Although the others were new, but with only the equivalent of 2500 miles on clock & a 12000 euro reduction over new retail I saw the AT as a better deal.
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Re: 216d Performance

Post by Regor » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:02 pm

Many thanks for the opinions so far. However, I think I may actually be swaying towards the 218i petrol, as it maybe a safer bet with the current anti diesel noises coming from the powers that be!
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