Best luxury tech cars (Updated May 9, 2013 3:00 AM PDT)
Beyond using fine cabin materials and featuring sublime styling, luxury cars ease the lives of their owners by taking care of the small details. A luxury car should turn on its own headlights when it's dark, unlock its doors when its owner approaches, and remember the preferred seating position for its owner. These cars feature excellent navigation systems and stereos that produce heavenly sounds. With voice command systems, most of these cars listen when you speak to them.
The 2013 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport's performance upgrades don't transform it into a sports car, but add a sporty edge to the luxury sedan's already good cabin and comfort tech offerings.
Price: $71,990.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 makes for a convincing high-tech cruiser. With the F Sport package, it has some real performance chops, although it falls short of a BMW M or Mercedes-Benz AMG.
Price: $46,900.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
With a powerful yet efficient engine and high-tech suspension, the pricey 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S delivers near-supercar performance, but the cabin electronics fall short of cutting-edge.
Price: $173,200.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
The 2012 Tesla Model S sets a new standard for cars of the 21st century by integrating cabin tech equal to anything from the consumer
electronics industry and incorporating a long-range, powerful, and efficient electric drivetrain.
Price: $57,400.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
With its robust technology roster, the 2012 BMW 650i makes for a very enjoyable and comfortable car to drive, while providing the latest in convenience through navigation, audio, and iPhone integration.
Price: $83,000.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
The 2012 Infiniti M35h pushes the envelope with its hybrid system and its driver assistance features, making for one of the most economical luxury sedans, without sacrificing power.
Price: $53,700.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
Mercedes-Benz bolsters its reputation for luxury with the 2012 CLS550. A powerful and efficient engine propels this sleek ride, and there are a number of advanced driver-assistance features.
Price: $71,300.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
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With a price around $30,000 and fuel economy around 30 mpg, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse represents luxury at a discount, but it still needs work on its cabin electronics integration.
Price: $29,960.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review