I eagerly awaited the debut of the 1 series here in the states after having read much about the European model. After test driving the 1, it was clear that it would become my new driver. Beautiful throaty exhaust note, rock solid build quality and the legendary BMW straight six makes it a dream drive! I much prefer the size of the 1 series over that of the 3, and to me, it is the spiritual successor to the original 2002.
Gorgeous coral red leather, integrated iPod connectivity, and BlueTooth. I also opted for the HD radio.
A tweak here and there (perhaps 7 speed transmission) to get a bit better gas mileage.