2017 BMW 530i Sedan 3

One of the most impressive sedans of the year.

The BMW is one of the most impressive in the 2017 class of luxury sedans. The exterior’s remodeled balance of sleek meets muscular thanks to chief of design Karim Habib’s vision can be further enhanced by strongly recommended package options for the $51,200 base model.

BMW’s celebrated M Sport Package ($2,600) delivers 19-inch M Light alloy wheels, a gorgeous wood trimmed interior, LED fog lights, and the signature M steering wheel to help maneuver the turbo-four, 248-horsepower engine in three driving modes—the Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport. And while hitting the road with these aggressive stats, this sedan still delivered an impressive fuel economy averaging 27 miles to the gallon to ease the driver’s mind.

Along with the three Driving Assistance variations, the highly sophisticated gadgetry the Premium Package ($2,300), Gesture Control for touchless screen operation ($190), and Apple CarPlay ($300) illuminated by romantic blue-hued ambient lighting provide enough wow factor for even the most demanding techy. The plush Mocha Nappa Leather 16-way power seating ($1,000) and theater-rivaling Bowers & Wilkins sound system ($4,200) were also outstanding luxuries to make the driving experience of the all-new 530i that much more, well, ultimate.

Base price: $51,200; $74,150 with all options as reviewed

Gas mileage: 24 city/34 highway/27 combined