The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
The 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon combines 40+ mpg diesel efficiency, the flexibility of a wagon, and the thrills of a driver's car.
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.
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an excellent driver's car that is best experienced without expensive bells and whistles. Skip the options and just enjoy the ride.
In its base configuration, the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon doesn't justify its price, but its option sheet includes an abundance of performance and cabin technologies.
The 2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster serves as a fine showpiece, but a balky transmission and poor cabin electronics hurt its everyday drivability.
With the 2012 328i, BMW managed to retain its driving virtues while drastically increasing fuel economy. Cabin technology stays on the cutting edge with app integration and other connected features.
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.
The modestly spec'd BMW Sport Wagon doesn't attract attention to itself, but it's an excellent driver and matches efficiency with pretty good performance.
Wagons are hot and diesels are hot. Brian Cooley checks out how well BMW combines the hotness in the 328d diesel wagon.
BMW is a company that pretty much everyone loves. The cars it produces are regarded as some of the best in the world, and as it covers all niches there's a BMW for pretty much everyone. We took a look at the history of its roadsters to see just how far the firm's come since the early 20th century.