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ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCE: If the road surface is irregular, going fast in the 116d can make it bob and roll - rather alarmingly for a BMW - but everything is correctable and body control remains good.
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SPECIAL FEEL: Befitting its lower-priced status, there is no navigation although the cabin still exudes BMW's typical premium atmosphere.

Diesel - still delightful

The BMW 116d is one of the most fun-to-drive hatchbacks in Cat A.
Nov 14, 2015 5:50 AM

IT may be small, and it may be the cheapest BMW model you can buy, but the 116d is still special because it marks the German luxury brand's return to COE Category A.

One-and-a-half years ago, Cat A was recategorised to include an engine output limit of 130 hp. This meant BMW exited the so