All this talk about the 1 series. After seeing the new A-class in the flesh, I would be all over the 1er. Seriously, while the A-Class looked better to me in photos, in the flesh, it looks like a mini-minivan to me! Nothing sporty about it. A real let down.
Reading between the lines of what Scott26 posted, BMW is going to tone down the front-end of the 1 series. Good move. The current 1 series coupe is a small darling and this car has a lot of promise. I am interested to see if I will go with a 3 series coupe or the new series, er, 4 and 2 series I suppose?