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2010 BMW 1-Series vs. Its Competition

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2010 BMW 1-Series 2-door Convertible 135i Angular Front Exterior View
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The BMW Group, it can be argued, includes two of the 1-Series' main rivals.

The BMW 3-Series is a little more mature and spacious inside, and its interior now feels a generation ahead in design.

For those looking for driving fun in a compact package, the MINI Cooper S is still a great choice, and it costs much less.

The Ford Mustang coupe and convertible are rivals worth considering, though it's admittedly less refined and sophisticated in feel.

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

2010 BMW 1-Series 2-door Convertible 135i Angular Front Exterior View2010 BMW 1-Series2010 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 328i RWD Angular Front Exterior View2010 BMW 3-Series2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe
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Has the 3-Series become too portly, expensive, and upscale? If you think so, the 2010 BMW 1-Series might make you happier. However, keep in mind that not everyone's a fan of the appearance, and iDrive is still lacking.
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The 2010 BMW 3-Series upholds its legacy of superb handling, excellent performance, and high quality, though small rear seats and fussy controls are minor flaws.
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The Infiniti G37 Coupe and G37 Convertible don't shy from tackling the BMW 3-Series on any front-be it equal performance, better looks, or more lavish interiors.
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Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class  
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Base RWD
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
ManualManualAutomatic w/OD
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