Car: Audi A8
Feature: Bang & Olufsen motorized tweeters
Why: Start up the A8, and the navigation screen sprouts out in sync with the satellite-shaped tweeters that erect from the dash with a creamy smooth motorized action. If you’ve opted for the big-dollar, big-power Bang & Olufsen stereo, these pop-up tweeters serve as a conversation starter, and signal the start of a world-class listening experience that’s on perpetual standby. Few stereo’s I’ve ever heard in a car are clearer, more vibrant or more vivid. That’s to be expected though as this listening experience commands a $7,000 premium for its 19 speakers and associated components.