The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
The Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan was already a tech powerhouse, but the new Coupe version takes things further with Active Curve Tilting and an iPhone mirroring feature.
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The wagon format of this powerful 2013 Cadillac CTS-V gives it an undeniable cool factor, while the handling is surprisingly excellent. But outdated cabin tech gives incentive to wait for an updated 2014 model.
With a powerful yet efficient engine and high-tech suspension, the pricey 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S delivers near-supercar performance, but the cabin electronics fall short of cutting-edge.
Mercedes-Benz bolsters its reputation for luxury with the 2012 CLS550. A powerful and efficient engine propels this sleek ride, and there are a number of advanced driver-assistance features.
The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe requires real skill to enjoy the extent of its capabilities, but its performance is exhilarating, while advanced cabin electronics help the driver under more sedate driving conditions.
At next week's New York auto show, Cadillac will show off its 2014 CTS model, complete with a new, powerful and efficient twin-turbocharged V-6.
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.
The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo adds a healthy dose of straight-line performance to its techie, trendy formula.
Performance tech in the 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe lets it be a luxury cruiser and a nimble sports car, while the cabin electronics give drivers unparalleled levels of help and entertainment.
The Concept Coupe SUV, being shown at the Beijing auto show, heralds a needed injection of style for the Mercedes-Benz SUV line.