The Audi A4 has a long-running feud with its German rivals from Mercedes and BMW, and lately Cadillac's joined the fray.
The BMW 3-Series is still the most popular with the traditional crowd of driving enthusiasts, though the latest 3-Series has become heavier and quite a bit more expensive; its turbocharged inline-six offers brilliant power, however.
The C-Class received some extensive changes for 2012, including a new base turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the C250, so it's now pretty much up to snuff with the A4's more fuel-efficient sensibilities.
Meanwhile, the Cadillac ATS is GM's best small luxury car ever, with remarkable handling and the top-notch CUE infotainment system.
This year the Infiniti G37 becomes the Q50, and gets far more interesting, with true design flair and a new hybrid model.
Acura's TL is worth a look: it has a somewhat roomier backseat, a composed ride, and good handling, especially in all-wheel-drive versions.
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