Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The XE S will set you back $92,700, which is about right for the sportiest model in a mid-size sedan line-up. BMW’s very handy 340i M, for example, lists at $91,200.
That money will buy you 19-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers poking through, along with rain-sensing wipers, proximity unlocking and bi-Xenon headlights with 'J'-shaped DRLs. Inside, you’ll find leather-and-suede seats (electric in the front), push-button start and dual-zone climate control.
On the tech front, look for a nav-equipped 8.0-inch touchscreen. It’s a tad slow and clunky to use, though, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto do not feature.
Now, a quick word on options. There are plenty of them, and they ain’t cheap. Our test car went from $92,700 to $112,890 with a few boxes ticked, including a $3790 stereo upgrade, a $2160 surround-view camera and a $1890 sliding panoramic roof.