Changing from 118d to 116i - what are my options?
So I have had my F20 118d M Sport since late June but after reading lots of stark reviews re the 116i, I often ask myself have I bought the right engine?
I cover at least 12k miles per year and on the basis that I had a E87 118d SE that averaged 53mpg, I opted for the d as I knew I would get excellent fuel consumption of at least 53 mpg and I am (car has average 56mpg over its first 5000 miles).
The diesel was £1960 more expensive (list) than the 116i but I factored in the fuel cost, mileage and car tax and came to the conclusion that I would be better off with the 118d than the 116i. Now I am not so sure.
Yes it is very economical and a great drive and if I was to keep it for 4 years then I wouldn't complain but what are my options if I wanted to change for a 116i?
Would this be worthwhile or would I lose too much money?
On the basis of the 116i averaging 42mpg, my monthly PCP on the 116i would have to be about £30 less than what I am paying now to be worthwhile financially.
Any views/thoughts would be welcomed?
Estoril Blue 118d M Sport