The M140i is the most expensive member of 1 Series hatch family at $59,990, but you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.

Better equipped than any other 1 Series, the M140i comes with an 8.8-inch screen with sat nav, DVD player, reversing camera, leather upholstery, keyless entry, power front seats and a harman/kardon 12-speaker stereo, front and rear parking sensors, LED fog lights, dual-zone climate control, interior lights package, and smart phone connectivity with voice control.

Powering the M140i is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo-petrol with 250kW/500Nm. Shifting gears for you is an eight-speed automatic.

It’s not surprising that the M140i, with its 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, is the least fuel efficient but it’s official figure of 7.1L/100km is still low.

A maximum five-star ANCAP rating awarded in 2011 and coming standard is AEB (city) with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning.