The 2014 BMW 3-Series offers a very well-balanced and attractive set of features and performance, but so do several other cars in the segment.
The most interesting alternative may be the Cadillac ATS, a new American sport-luxury sedan with agile handling, strong engines, and a refined, tech-centric driving environment.
The new Lexus IS sports a sharper look and refined ride, but lacks the BMW's (or the Cadillac's) on-road poise and handling.
Infiniti's new Q50 is an unknown, having yet to hit the market, but its sharp looks and potent powertrains are enticing.
BMW's home-country rivals, the Mercedes-Benz C Class and Audi A4, remain valid options in the segment, with similar pricing and features, as well as performance.
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