BMW's New Convertible Is the 1

The new 1 Series convertible may be small, but it offers superb BMW performance and handling at an entry-level price

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Great engines and handling of the 3 Series at a lower price

The Bad: Tight rear seat, optional equipment really jacks up the price

The Bottom Line: A new, entry-level BMW that doesn't skimp on features or performance

Up Front

I had a lot of fun last week. My test drive of the new '08 128i convertible from BMW (BMWG) happened to coincide with the first sunny days of early spring, so I spent much of the week zipping around New York and Pennsylvania alfresco. And I'm happy to report that it is a great little car. Really great.

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