Really can't believe I am writing this.. but following a 24 hour test drive with a new BMW M240i.. I have decided to commit to a new lease deal on a Cupra 300. I know i'll be totally bombarded with abuse by BMW fans, but the BM just simply didn't feel fun. Yes, the engine noise is loads better (naturally as it is a V6), but for a V6 it is actually fairly quiet. From a stand-still, yes it is quicker than a Cupra from the off, but only 0.5 seconds on a 0-60. My exact words were that the Cupra is loads better around corners and roundabouts if thats how you like to drive. Also I would have no hesitation matching an M240i when both cars are already moving along. I cannot justify paying roughly £2,000 a year more on running costs ( I do 23,000 miles a year) for the very minimal extras/improvements I would get. Hats off to the Cupra again.