After test driving the Lexus IS 350, Mercedes C300, Infiniti G35S, BMW 328i and BMW 335i. I finally ordered a BMW 328i w/ 6MT, Sports, Premium, and Xenons... a pretty basic car in my mind as BMW tends to nickel and dime you for basics in a luxury sedan, i.e. leather seats, power seats, xenon headlamps. Although BMW is relatively the most expensive, the handling is definitely the best for an entry-level luxury sedan.
Clutch easy to engage, shifter feels relatively short, and secure. Steering wheel with the sports package. Useable low-end torque.
The "gong" whenever you left the door open, need to wear your seatbelt etc., is kind of loud and obnoxious. The window switches are too far forward for the driver to reach.