Top Gear is renowned as one of the best automotive TV shows. And from what I've seen on the internet, it is very entertaining. But I think entertainment is all it's good for. I certainly wouldn't use their reviews as a basis for choosing my next car.
Also, his assessment that the two cars are ugly is editorial in the extreme. I disagree -- for what the two cars are, I find them to be pretty attractive. The 1er coupe will be even better...