Best Car to Buy 2012

  • 2012 Porsche 911

    Picking a single winner out of a field of excellent cars is a tough task, particularly this year, with so many new or significantly improved cars in the luxury and performance realm. Value, style, performance, comfort, and practicality all weigh in, but ultimately, the question of which is truly the best comes down to the experience of owning and driving it. That's why Motor Authority's 2012 Best Car To Buy is the the 2012 Porsche 911. It's latest in seven generations of the iconic sports car, and, in almost every way, the best. Performance and handling Putting the engine behind the rear...

  • 2012 BMW 650i Coupe
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 BMW 6-Series

    Top down, cruising through the hills and along the coast of Baja or in the coupe, dashing down Highway 1, the 2012 BMW 6-Series is an experience not quite like any other in the segment: fast, comfortable, stylish, and fun, yet unconcerned with the outer limits of extreme sportiness. In other words...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Nissan GT-R

    The 2012 Nissan GT-R gets some serious upgrades to performance, style, and options, and it's up for a 2012 Best Car To Buy award.

  • 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque went from all-new model to staff favorite very quickly, and now it's up for a 2012 Best Car To Buy award.

  • 2012 Porsche 911 first drive
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Porsche 911

    Billed by Porsche as the best 911 yet, the 2012 model, or 991, is much like its predecessors, and yet much different. The differences start with a wheelbase extended by almost four inches, nearly two inches wider front track, and yet about 80 pounds less weight. Despite the wheelbase and track...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe

    The BMW M3 has long held the top spot on the affordable luxury sport coupe hierarchy, and for good reason. The latest M3, though not much like its predecessors, continues that heritage with tremendous performance and sharp handling. But it's no longer as solidly perched; rivals like the 2012...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG first drive

    The 2012 CLS 63 AMG's strengths overcome its weaknesses to make it a nominee for Motor Authority's 2012 Best Car To Buy award.

  • 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

    The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a potent, track-ready car with a bargain price, retro-classic styling, and unique features. It's also a nominee for Motor Authority's 2012 Best Car To Buy award.

  • 2012 Audi A7 3.0T
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Audi A7

    The 2012 Audi A7 is a fine mash-up of luxury sedan and hatchback, with style few have managed to match in the segment. Combining practicality with performance and style with luxury, it's a nominee for our 2012 Best Car To Buy award.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
    2012 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

    There's every reason to love the newest gullwing, the SLS AMG. But what about it's drop-top Roadster variant? Is it still just as much fun without the doors? In a word, yes. In fact, the SLS AMG Roadster may be even more fun, in a different way; where the gullwing hardtop is built for purposeful...

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    Motor Authority To Name "Best Car To Buy" 2012

    For the second year, Motor Authority will award the Best Car To Buy title to our favorite vehicle of the 2012 model year. Being Motor Authority, we choose from the best new luxury and performance cars in the $50,000-and-over bracket. Our sister sites The Car Connection and Green Car Reports will...

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