Infiniti's G37 eschews BMW's confident restraint for daring angles, a raucous exhaust, and an extremely outgoing nature-too bad its NVH levels can't keep up with its attractive interior and spunky driving fun.
Audi's new-for-'09 A4 sedan, sharing underpinnings with the A5 coupe, is an admittedly sexy beast with either two or four doors; packaging is more capacious than the BMW, but powertrains fall a tad short next to BMW's gold standard.
Mercedes' C-Class sedan (the CLK-Class coupe is gone for the 2010 model year, replaced by an E-Class Coupe), tends toward the more cosseting end of the small luxury equation, but as such, offer serene rides and beautiful interiors.
|2010 BMW 3-Series||2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan||2010 Mercedes-Benz C Class|
|$33,150Browse Used Listings||$33,250Browse Used Listings||$33,600Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6|
|4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV||4-Door Base RWD||4-Door Sedan C300 Luxury RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|