The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
The 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is is an expensive toy with great power and tech, but at this price we'd recommend that driving enthusiasts choose the Porsche Boxster.
We fell in love with the gorgeous curves and excellent performance of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type, but middling tech and a very big price tag have us looking twice at its German competitors.
When optioned well, the 2014 BMW 428i achieves an excellent balance between being an exciting sports car and an everyday driver with modern, connected tech, and it looks good doing it.
What may seem like a simple name change, from M3 coupe to M4, actually covers a whole new car, with high-tech performance components that should make it a master of the track.
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The 2013 BMW 320i is a more accessible 3 Series, with driving dynamics similar to its more powerful siblings. However, techies will want to look further up the line for gadgets.
The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster serves as a fine showpiece, but a balky transmission and poor cabin electronics hurt its everyday drivability.
At events around the world, BMW pulled the wraps off its purpose-built electric car.
Although pricey, the 2013 BMW 135is is an incredibly fun little coupe for the driving enthusiast, yet remains well-mannered enough for an everyday commute.
The 2013 BMW X3 prints smaller than it is, making it a great choice for drivers uncomfortable with large vehicles but who need a bit more in the way of people room and cargo space.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster is an excellent luxury convertible that doesn't rely heavily on tech gimmickry; however, its new Comand Online system falls short of the bar set by Audi and BMW.