The range-topping 340i priced at $47,895 has almost the same level of tech gizmos available in the 330i with the exception of a few features like 14-way power front seats, power glass & Moonroof and a 16-speaker Harman sound system. If you can live without a few of those features, the best one to go for would be the 330i that is generously loaded and is priced at only $33,445.

The 330e happens to be a great driver's car for anyone with an environmental bend but at $44,065, it only makes sense in our market if you view it as a trickle-down version of the i8.