And they're not, for a change, ugly. Rather, the look vaguely recalls BMW's CS coupe of the 1960s and '70s
BMW's 1 Series is a new to the USA line of small, nimble BMWs that offer your choice of really powerful or merely powerful engines mated with a sweet-shifting six-speed manual or non-pareil five-speed automatic.
Where can we hang crepe on that?
Maybe reliability? We've all heard stories. But, no, the data show something different. Most BMW models now earn a "recommended" from Consumer Reports magazine, a rating given only when the model has at least average reliability. And in the last vehicle dependability study by J.D. Power and Associates — which measures problems with 3-year-old vehicles — the BMW brand ranked seventh of 38, a very good showing.