The 2016 BMW 7 Series adds touchscreens, gesture controls, integrated tablets, keys with touchscreens and far more tech toys than we can possibly recount.
Founded in 1916, this Munich, Germany-based automaker has grown to be a global powerhouse. Under its Ultimate Driving Machine mantra, BMW created the blueprint for the modern sport sedan. More recently, this full-line luxury manufacturer of cars and SUVs launched its i sub-brand of sustainable performance and city cars.
It's no surprise that the 2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive is a comfortable cruiser, but the big Bimmer handles like a much smaller sport sedan.
Despite some very minor quibbles, the 2014 BMW 535d xDrive delivers exceptional quality and feature content on all fronts, from online cabin tech to fuel economy to driving satisfaction.
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.
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.
Samsung's midprice Series 5 UltraTouch looks and feels like a more expensive machine, but keeps it simple by skipping the complex hybrid mechanics of so many new Windows 8 systems.
With the recent emphasis on better materials and design across all laptop segments, the gaudy, plastic Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170 delivers decent performance, but not a look to match.
Although the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe doesn't come up to the performance standards of BMW's other M cars, it still offers lots of power and handles very well. A comfortable ride and cabin tech options make it a solid daily driver.
Although a tech powerhouse, in some ways the hybrid system in the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 feels like a novelty. It adds power and fuel efficiency, but also adds quirks to everyday driving. Cutting-edge cabin tech features are available in all 7-series models.