3) 2017 BMW 3-Series
The 3-Series is BMW’s entry level segment in the luxury car market. Produced since 1975, the 3-series has spawned six generations of compact performance cars. Currently BMW offers the 3-series cars in three variants, sedan, sports wagon and gran turismo (aka 5-door fastback). Starting price for the sports sedan is $33,450.
The cars come with a choice of several engine variants from turbodiesel to hybrid. When buying a BMW, there is also the standard choice between RWD and AWD, and manual or automatic transmission. BMW likes to design cars with an optimal 50/50 weight distribution, or as close to it as possible. The result is excellent handling and cornering. The 3-series are no exception to that rule.
Other BMW features remain standard too, including the front engine, rear wheel drive, five seats, four doors, great driving ergonomics, comfortable interiors and sporty exteriors. The seventh generation 3-series are due in 2018.