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Luxury cars have never been so good – modern luxury cars are able to offer not just a fabulously comfortable ride but also great body control and are at the very forefront of advanced technology.
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Luxury cars have a wide remit. Not only do they need to be, er, luxurious, but also quiet on the move, comfortable to sit in and drive as well as packed with the latest features and technology. Naturally, all that will come at a price. We’ve pulled together a list of the luxury cars that do it best.
The Audi A8 is the brand’s flagship luxury car. The build quality is brilliant and the soft touch plastics, chrome accents and swathes of leather all help the A8 feel worth its luxury car price. It’s also very quiet, supremely comfortable sat in the front or back and comes with lots of advanced technology.
The Mercedes S-Class has a long history at the top of the luxury car game. Unlike its somewhat plain rivals it offers sleek looks inside and out - its bold, swooping interior is particularly spectacular to behold. Of course, it also excels on quiet and comfort, while Mercedes offers the choice of more economical diesel power, or sporty petrol AMG models if you’re keen to spend more time in the front rather than the back.
The BMW 7 Series has traditionally been the driver’s choice amongst big luxury cars, but at the expense of comfort. Not so with this latest 7 Series, which manages to feel more agile than its German alternatives yet extremely cosseting at the same time. It has a fancy carbon construction helping keep its weight down, the best infotainment system currently on sale and will impress you with its upmarket interior.
Porsche has proved it can make nimble luxury cars, with the Porsche Panamera. You have the choice of six or eight-cylinder power as well as a plug-in hybrid that’ll cruise silently on pure electric or keep up with supercars from the lights. Pair that with one of the finest touchscreen infotainment systems, a stunning interior and lots of passenger space and you have a hugely impressive luxury car.
The Bentley Continental GT might have a reputation as footballer’s cars, but it’s also a truly great luxury car. Its engines are hugely powerful, its interior is one of the finest you’ll find in any car and this latest model’s touchscreen infotainment is far better than the previous model’s. It’s even pretty sharp to drive for such a behemoth.
A basic Dacia Sandero costs around £8,000 and is about the same price as adding a refrigerated bottle cooler with frosted glass and bespoke crystal champagne flutes to the top car in this list. The combined price of all five cars here is over £1,000,000 and if you haven’t guessed already, here are the top 5 most expensive cars currently available on carwow:
Bentley Mulsanne Driving Spec EWB Mulliner Price: £290,470The Bentley Mulsanne is a range-topping saloon that’s supremely luxurious, really powerful and built to the highest standard. The most expensive Mulsanne is the long wheelbase version in driving spec. The Mulliner interior spec brings diamond quilted leather seats among many other luxury features.
Bentley Bentayga 6.0 Mulliner Price: £233,525Off-road ability is just an added bonus to this royal palace on wheels. The most expensive Bentayga comes in Mulliner spec which means it gets exquisite, quilted leather upholstery alongside walnut veneer and a bottle chiller for the rear seats. Oh, and not to mention the hugely-powerful 6.0-litre W12 engine.
Available only in long wheel base form, the Maybach has an endless amount of gadgets inside yet a fairly ordinary S-Class exterior look, making it the perfect car to blend in while still enjoying one of the most luxurious interiors out of any car.
Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic – £142,285The Range Rover may be an SUV, but in SVAutobiography Dynamic spec it’s more than worthy to be on this list. Equipment highlights of the most expensive Range Rover include massive 22-inch alloy wheels, quilted leather seats with ‘hot stones’ massage feature and a three-screen infotainment system.
Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 1 – £164,495For the best part of £165,000 you get an iconic exterior design, arguably the best off-road ability in class and one of the most impressive petrol V8 engines currently on sale. With the AMG G63 it’s difficult to ignore how many different abilities you get in one package.