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-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2010 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2010 Infiniti G37 CoupeBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Coupe 128i||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa||2-Door Base RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe|