Well, uglier is all in the eye of the beholder. I like the sleek look of the 3 but couldn't live with two things about it. The straight dash that is way to retro domestic for me and the fact that if I wanted a vert it would weigh almost 4000lbs.
Additionally, on the plus side for the 3, it has way more rear seat room than my 1 if that's important to you.
TiAg/Coral Red 135i Vert
X3 35i M-Sport received but haven't taken pics yet.