2014 BMW 7-Series

Pros: Outstanding ride quality; broad range of powertrain choices, including a hybrid model; loads of high-tech optional features available

Cons: Steep prices get steeper as options are added; large, powerful engines have expectedly large appetites for fuel; lots of gadgetry makes for some complicated controls

CG Says: BMW’s flagship big sedans boast executive-jet levels of comfort, sophistication, and power… with price tags to match. The worthwhile updates for 2014 include a digital gauge cluster, a touchpad for text input that supplements the iDrive control knob, and a motion-activated smart-closing trunk. The 2014 7-Series is well worth your consideration, with the Alpina B7 being an especially attractive option for those who value exclusivity and sporty driving dynamics.

2014 BMW Alpina B7
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 7