what irks me is that the ATS is constantly berraged for lack of rear seat room, and yet the E46 is widely upheld as the best of-all 3 series. Which guess what--- has no rear seatroom!But after we cycled through the cars on our Hill Country loop, the question on everybody’s mind was one vocalized by technical editor K.C. Colwell: “Is it possible that the BMW has the worst steering here?” With the F30, BMW wavered. This is the first 3-series that feels less thoroughly engineered than its competition. It’s competent, it’s spacious, it’s comfortable; but in comparison with other cars in its segment, the 3-series is undercooked.