Best luxury tech cars (Updated February 27, 2014 2:00 AM PST)
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.
Mercedes-Benz takes a big step forward with its 2014 S550 flagship sedan, improving just about every feature in this model update, but app integration suffers from slow connection times.
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The 2014 Audi A7 TDI includes some of the best connected tech available today in an automobile, and those inclined to put up with a few diesel drivetrain quirks will be rewarded with significantly higher fuel economy than from the gasoline equivalent.
Price: $66,900.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe requires real skill to enjoy the extent of its capabilities, but its performance is exhilarating, while advanced cabin electronics help the driver under more sedate driving conditions.
Price: $115,000.00 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
The ultraluxe 2013 Lexus LS 600h L impresses with power and amenities that are among the best in this class, but they come at a price many thousands of dollars more than you'd pay for its closest competitor.
Price: $119,910.00 (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
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
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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