The BMW M3 has held the crown of ultimate sports sedan for some time, but its lead is slipping.
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has long been a natural rival, but lacked the BMW's taut controls in favor of brutal—sometimes savage—power.
The Audi S4 is a road-holding machine, and we're eager to see what Ingolstadt has in store for 2017, so stay tuned.
The Cadillac ATS-V is a sleeper pick here, and its 3.6-liter turbocharged V-6 is a force of nature, but its ropy manual transmission and interior spoil the fun.
Porsche's 718 twins are performance rivals, but neither can carry your in-laws.
(We didn't say that was a bad thing.)
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|2017 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mercedes-Benz C ClassBrowse Used Listings||2017 Porsche 718Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Two-Seaters|
|320i Sedan||C 300 Sedan with Sport Pkg||Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2017 BMW 3-Series vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class||2017 BMW 3-Series vs. 2017 Porsche 718|