- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is different than the regular 2 Series Coupe. For starters, the Gran Coupe is a front-wheel drive-based sedan compared the rear-wheel drive 2 Series Coupe. Power for this car comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes between 228 to 301 hp depending on trim level.
Not happy enough with the 4 series coupe and convertible, or the 3 series sedan, BMW has created a third compact car. Called the 4 Series Gran Coupe, it’s a more stylish sedan that trades a bit of practicality for a swoopier shape. Like its siblings, the Gran Coupe is offered with a choice of turbocharged four and six cylinder engines.
Large luxury cars may not be as popular as they once were, but there’s still a certain prestige that only cars like the BMW 7 Series can bring. A sedan that’s designed more for the rear seat passengers than the driver, the 7 Series is the very definition of opulence and comfort.
The 8 Series Gran Coupe is BMW’s most stylish sedan. Sleeker than the 7 Series, the 8 Series Gran Coupe trades in a bit of passenger space for presence and looks. The large four-door comes with a choice of turbocharged engines, making between 335 and 612 hp.
BMW is in a full electrified onslaught that includes the brand’s largest sedan, the 7-Series. The i7 offers all the luxury of the regular 7 Series, but in a unique, all-electric package. Initially, it was available with a dual motor set-up making 536 hp. Now joining the lineup is a rear-wheel drive version called the eDrive50.
Kia’s mid-size sedan is one of the more stylish entries on the market. Available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, there are a choice of engines for the vehicle as well. Top amongst them is a potent 290 hp turbocharged four-cylinder in the GT model.
Lucid is a newcomer to the automotive landscape. But the brand’s first product, the Air, is an impressive piece of machinery. The all-electric sedan can be had with various powertrain set-ups. Some versions can travel upwards of 516 miles on a single charge, while others have over 1,200 hp.
The Ghibli is Maserati’s mid-size luxury sedan that can be had in a variety of configurations. Top amongst all of them is the Trofeo that uses a turbocharged V8 borrowed from Ferrari. With 572 hp, it can compete head to head with cars like the Porsche Panamera Turbo and BMW M5.
The Mazda3 covers a large section of the compact car market. The naturally aspirated sedan battles the likes of the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra . The model’s all-wheel drive hatchback goes toe-to-toe with the likes of the Subaru Impreza. At the other end of the segment, the turbocharged Mazda3 holds its own against models like the Acura Integra and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The subcompact Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the entry point to the luxury manufacturer. With the lowest price point, only one version of the car is available, the A 220. It can be had with front-or all-wheel drive and comes exclusively with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is a new arrival on the scene and the lineup slowly continues to expand. The small luxury car continues to be a three-quarter scale version of the large S-Class, complete with state-of-the-art features. Some of the controls take a bit to get used to, but the drive and ride comfort are top notch.