Find a Car
Go!

2008 BMW 1-Series vs. Its Competition

 
2008 BMW 1-Series 128i
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Browse Used Listings
What’s this?
What’s this? X
Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

In a shape that exudes contemporary BMW styling, the 2008 BMW 1-Series offers room for four and a bit of luggage.

Compared to the svelte 3-Series, the 1-Series looks a bit stubby, but it gets the job done.

Beyond the more expensive 3-Series, there aren't many direct model-per-model competitors to the 1-Series.

In terms of body styles (2+2 coupe and convertible), the Ford Mustang GT comes closest, but because of its domestic roots, we doubt there will be much cross-shopping going on between these two.

A more realistic competitor is the V-6-powered Infiniti G37 Coupe, although the G37 is not offered as a convertible.

The converse is true about the sporty Honda S2000, although it is a strict two-seater powered by a high-revving four-cylinder.

2008 BMW 1-Series 128i2008 BMW 1-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2009 Mazda RX-8 Sport2009 Mazda RX-8Browse Used Listings2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2008 Honda S2000 2008 Honda S2000Browse Used Listings2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-door Sport Side Exterior View2008 Infiniti G37 CoupeBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2008 BMW 1-Series makes a true Bimmer available for under $30,000 (but just barely).
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
If you want a sprightly, track-ready sports coupe with head-turning looks and a little extra space, the 2009 Mazda RX-8 will put a smile on your face.
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement.
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
The Infiniti G37 Coupe is the best-selling coupe in the segment for a number of good reasons: it’s incredibly fast and handles well, and it’s good-looking in a well-heeled way.
MSRP From    
$28,600$26,435$32,700$34,300$34,900
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I6Gas RotaryGas I6Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class    
SubcompactSub-compactCompactTwo SeaterCompact
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe 128i4-Door Coupe Manual Sport4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Convertible2-Door Base
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
44524
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door Coupe4 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Convertible2 Door Coupe
Transmission    
ManualManual w/ODManualManualAutomatic w/OD
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.