The new BMW model is powered by a 228-hp two-liter turbo-four with an eight-speed auto-transmission. The pleasing powertrain is something rare for the entry-level luxurious cars. The basic front-wheel drive generates 258 pound-feet of torque. It can hit sixty mph in less than seven seconds. The eight-speed auto is seamless under hard throttle and quite smooth in Comfort mode. It is excellently forecasted in Sport mode. Stick with the 18-inch wheels, putting on regular tires to drive more aggressively.