Zippy fun to drive car! handling is excellent. pick up is decent for a 4 speed automatic, 4cyl car. In my opinion you can hang with any other sports sedan on the freeway with this car. One thing about BMWs that the owner must stay on top of is the maintenace. these are VERY sensitive cars and if you ignore the maintenance the end result will hit you in your wallet hard!
The sport mode. Love it just pop it into 3rd gear and its faster with shifts at higher RPMs and if you give it full throttle it will up shift when it hits its red line of about 6500 RPMs.