I'm not sure we're helping here as there's a real split on the opinions!
As a couple we've had a 118d, 320d, 116i, 318i and 335d (now) and my opinion is to go for the 318d m-sport. It'll make your heart race every time you see it and the links you provided demonstrate that; the saloon 318 is a stunning car.
You could always remap the 318 anyway
So we now have a 335d and a 116i for very different reasons, I love them both for very different reasons.
Good luck mate.