Top 2014 luxury cars
The C-Class has gone in for a thorough interior makeover in the past years, receiving a fresh dashboard look with up to date technology.
The old base V6 engine has been ditched in favor of a turbocharged 1.8 liter 4 cylinder that gets 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Plus, the C-Class is offered as a sleek coupe as well as a sedan.
The rear wheel drive ATS sport sedan is only entry level in its compact size.
ATS stands out for its impressive interior quality, exceptionally sharp styling and cutting edge CUE system, which turns the center stack into a touch based infotainment center.
Whether you choose the sensible 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, the strong and fuel-efficient turbo 4-cylinder or the burly 3.6-liter V6, the ATS will deliver a comprehensive luxury experience.
Lincoln has gone to great lengths to improve its products over the past few years and the Fusion-based MKZ is a case in point.
The MKZ starts with Ford’s EcoBoost turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, a sprightly 240-hp motor that’s only offered on top-of-the-line Fusion models, while the exclusive 3.7-liter V6 option packs a healthy 300 hp.
The turbo returns 33 mpg on the highway, too.
If that’s not enough, the Hybrid model borrows the Fusion Hybrid’s fuel-sipping 4-cylinder powertrain for an incredible 45 mpg.
All new for 2014, the nimble rear wheel drive based IS clearly isn’t a wallflower anymore.
Sleek and muscular, the IS was definitely designed to turn heads, particularly with the F Sport model’s unique wheels and grille.
Fortunately, those sporty looks are matched by the way the IS drives.
The sublime front bucket seats make you feel like you’re driving a sports car, and if you go for the IS 350 with its 306-hp V6, you’ll have the acceleration to match.
BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series seems to have matured with its latest design.
Formerly focused on snug dimensions and taut performance, the 3 Series is larger and more accommodating now.
Like the IS, it can carry four adults in comfort, and the cabin is airier and more upscale but the 3 Series hasn’t lost the plot in the engine room, as even the mainstream 328i comes with an excellent turbocharged 4 cylinder rated at 240 hp and 33 mpg.
The 3 Series also offers a rare wagon variant, and keep an eye out for the even more affordable 2014 320i sedan with 180 hp, as well as the desirable 328d turbodiesel sedan and wagon.