Just like pretty much all BMWs, Audis and Mercedes-Benzes with a small engine, the 120i Cabriolet doesn't come with that many features as standard. Thankfully, our test car wasn't exactly standard trim and we can feature some of its useful gizmos in a longer list than the one we had for our BMW 320xD Touring test car. Naturally, some of them are standard while most of the more interesting ones are optional.
For starters, having an electrically foldable roof as standard is not much of a premium feature on convertible cars anymore, but it's still a useful feature nonetheless. We didn't like the fact that you're required to keep the open or the close button pressed for the whole time while the car is letting its "hood" up or down. The nice part about it is the fact that you can open or close the roof even while the car is running, although it can only be done at up to speeds of 40 km/h (25 mph).
A nice surprise was the automatic function of the xenon headlights, which apparently works even if the lights switch isn't set on "Auto". For the forgetful persons (cough! Tudor Raiciu cough! our photographer cough!) this can actually come in handy when driving away at night and other car's headlights from behind give you the impression that they are your own.
Although the seats were completely manually adjustable, we were flabbergasted in a good way by the side bolster support electrical adjustment option. In plain English, you can adjust the width and the level of side support for both front seats, which is a pretty cool thing if more than one person will be driving the car, assuming they are differently-sized.
Other than this, the only useful gadget worth mentioning might be the front and rear parking sensors, which can get you out of a lot of trouble if you're not the best person to parallel-park a car in a short space.Continue reading