Overview: Replacing the much-loved BMW 3-series coupe (the 3-series designation applies now only to the sedan), the 4-series has some big wheels to fill. We are happy to report that it is up to the task. In fact, it’s so good, it made our 10 Best list for 2014. The 4 is livelier than its predecessor, thanks to improved steering, a more responsive suspension, and a lower center of gravity. Fewer doors with more sportiness? We’ll take that trade-off anytime.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
BASE PRICE: $46,925
ENGINE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection