2013 BMW 1 Series 128i SULEV 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
After test driving many coupes in the $30-$40K range, I drove the 128i on a whim thinking I would check it off the list and move on.
After driving it however, I pulled out the checkbook.
There are cars with more power and better styling, but I couldn't find any that had the combination of performance, handling and quality for the money.
That glorious inline 6.
Smooth as silk.
Dual exhaust for the 128i - though not really an issue for the new 228i as it will be a 4.