As for the engine, yep, 1.4 is pretty powerless, but so are all the other engines in the range and as it was bought for the wife, it didn't make a jot of difference. My car on te otherhand, is the one in front of the Fiesta in my avatar. Here's a clue, 3.2 litres and 340bhp.
If it's "mine is bigger than yours" you want to play, I'll happily match your BMW and raise you a 4.0L Inline 6 Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute with 360bhp. And that's just a rep car
No matter what, someone will always be one up on you, a guy down the road has a new 5.0L Supercharged V8 with 415bhp. Makes the company car seem like, well a boring old company car. And for what it's worth, the 1.6L Ti-VCT engine is a little ripper. It may not be a powerhouse, but it craps all over the 1.4L IMHO. Then again, you don't buy a non-ST Fiesta for the power. The Fiesta will make my Falcon look like an overweight pig around a decent twisty mountain road. And no amount of ambient lighting can change that!