For those wanting a little more oomph without having to invest in a 43, it is good to see the 3-litre V6 350d engine can now be optioned in the UK configurator. I'm very happy with my 220d in Sport trim which I deliberately configured for comfort with air suspension and 18" wheels and find the power of this unit to be sufficient for my requirements. Some may find the £5420 upgrade cost (£4265 if you were considering the 250d) desirable and are willing to invest. You lose 8.6 in mpg and pay another £75 in road tax. Would this additional engine option have influenced your decision?