2010 BMW 3-Series vs. Its Competition

2010 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 328i RWD Angular Front Exterior View
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

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 4-door Sedan 328i RWD Angular Front Exterior View2010 BMW 3-Series
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Quick Specs
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.
For sport-sedan shoppers who are true driving enthusiasts and willing to sacrifice a little bit of comfort for quick reflexes, the 2010 Infiniti G37 is a great pick.
For the price, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers sportiness, luxury, safety, and creature comforts in an attractive package.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6
EPA Class  
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Base RWD4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD
Rear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
ManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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