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      12-06-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Changing from 118d to 116i - what are my options?

Afternoon all

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