The Best Luxury Cars
If you are dreaming of your lottery win car, or are looking to spend your hard earned money on a luxurious way to travel, then our best luxurious cars may give you a few ideas ...
Aston Martin Vanquish S
The Vanquish S is a super grand tourer which boasts over three million different combinations of interior trim and unique hourglass stitching, so your Aston Martin can be a product of your exact requirements. The advanced infotainment system features haptic feedback and glass buttons. The exterior is made from aerospace standard carbon fibre to make it both immensely light and incredibly strong.
Superior performance is supplied by a V12 engine with 580bhp capable of 201mph with a 0-62mph time of 3.5 seconds. The Touchtronic III ZF eight speed automatic transmission can shift in just 130 milliseconds and if you want a quick start all you need to do is press the Launch Control button and throttle, transmission, traction aids and damper will all be adjusted to provide full power from a standing start.
Mercedes-Benz S Class
The Mercedes-Benz S Class is available as a saloon, coupe or convertible. Each comes complete with an open pore wood trim and ambient lighting with 64 colour options to create the perfect driving environment. If you opt for the long wheelbase version the rear seats can heat, ventilate, massage and recline with extra leg rests for the ultimate in comfort. Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive features state of the art driver technologies such as
Head-Up Display, Attention Assist and Collision Prevention Assist. The S Class remains the most technologically advanced Mercedes with its very own version of Cruise Control. This version can slow down and speed up in traffic for you, like the other, but will additionally use GPS to slow down when approaching a roundabout. For the ultimate luxury you can choose Remote Parking Pilot and park your S Class from your Apple device without even needing to be behind the wheel.
Land Rover Range Rover
The Range Rover provides the very best money can buy in four wheel drive. Pixel-Laser LED headlights offer five times more illumination than a standard LED headlight, voice recognition so you never need to take your eyes off the road or hand off the wheel and a Meridian Sound System with 13 speakers including a dual channel subwoofer. Inside you can heat or cool the seats,
opt for a refrigerated compartment in the front centre console and use one of 5 USB points so every passenger can stay fully charged. Alongside all the luxury features, the Range Rover will still perform in any terrain with low traction launch to make sure you can move off in slippery conditions and Terrain Response mode which automatically adjust to the surroundings to allow you to wade in water up to 900mm deep, cross rocky surfaces and even drive across sand.
Land Rover now offer a hybrid version of the Range Rover.
The Porche Panamera combines sporting spirit with the practicality of a saloon for a driving thrill everyday. Inside you will find the Porsche Advanced Cockpit with direct touch control surfaced in glass with a high resolution 12" display. Each passenger has their own climate control and the rear passengers get a touchscreen display of their own.
The V6 engine can reach a top speed of 164mph and has a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds. If this isn't enough speed for you the V8 Turbo version can reach 188mph and has a faster 0-62mph time of 3.8 seconds. Safety is not compromised as the Panamera has Night Vision Assist which uses an infrared camera to provide the driver with a thermal image, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and park assist including surround view.
The Quattroporte offers exceptional power from V6 and V8 engines built by Ferrari. The V8 engine produces 530HP, reaches 62mph in 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 192mph. The long wheelbase design offers an abundance of space inside filled with the finest quality hand stitched Italian leather. The front seats are heated and feature 12 way power adjustment.
The 8.4" touchscreen provides control for the infotainment system. The most luxurious model in the Quattroporte range is the GranLusso which features silk inserts to the seats, door panels and roof lining, a wood and leather steering wheel and four zone climate control. Extra luxury touches include a power tailgate, an air quality sensor to monitor pollutants and filter these out and clever glasswork which darkens in response to light intensity.
The dedication Lexus has to craftmanship is still strong. Sliced wood and laser cutting technologies are used to make intricate patterns on all wood finishes which are all created by Takumi, the senior craftsman at Lexus. An artisan Kiriko glassmaker creates handcrafted ornamental panels for lighting and pleated interior door panels are inspired by Origami.
Seats can be heated or cooled, have 28 way adjustment and have a Shiatsu massage option. Each LS features the first ever Multi Stage Hybrid system which combines a V6 engine with an electric motor to produce 354bhp, a 155mph top speed and a 0-62mph time of 5.4 seconds. Safety has not been forgotten with Lane Keep Assist, Sway Warning and Pre-Crash Safety all as standard.
The Audi A8 is available in a standard wheelbase or a long wheelbase for those who would like extra room inside. As Audi's flagship model the most impressive technology can be found within. Level 3 autonomy is achieved in Traffic Jam Pilot which will take full control of steering, brakes and the accelerator on motorways or dual carriageways. As this system means the driver can effectively take their eyes off the road, this feature may not be offered immediately. There are 40 driver assistance systems available on the A8, level 2 autonomy is already available including adaptive cruise control and parking system. The parking and remote garage pilot will park your Audi for you via an app, without you even needing to be in your car. The virtual cockpit controls infotainment, the twin screens replace all
buttons on the dashboard and provide haptic feedback. Inside the A8 the design is clean and uncluttered. If you choose the 'relaxation seat' option, those in the rear seats could enjoy a foot rest that heats and massages the soles of your feet. Rear passengers also have a remote control to access features such as climate control on the main infotainment system which is stored in the centre armrest. The front seats can be electronically adjusted 22-ways to find your perfect position and can be both heated or ventilated or even include a massage function. Your journey should be smooth no matter the surface you are driving on due to active suspension which reads the road and will then adapt to any bumps before you even reach them.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Stelvio is a luxury SUV with substantial proportions and Alfa Romeo's trademark trilobe grille. Despite its size, the Stelvio is still a high performance car with the 2.2 litre diesel engine producing 207bhp and reaching 62mph in just 6.6 seconds from standstill. Performance would be the appeal of the Stelvio, it is an SUV which feels and drives very much like a sports car.
The inside of the Stelvio is minimalist with an infotainment system integrated into the dash to control most functions and features. Real metal and wood inlays are available and shades of leather ranging from race red to Italianate tan. Seats can be adjusted electronically 8 ways and along with the steering wheel can be heated on cold mornings. Safety and driver aids are not forgotten with active cruise control, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, lane departure warning, blind sport detection and autonomous emergency braking all available.
BMW 7 Series
BMW's lightweight construction concept has now been used in manufacture of the 7 series, the use of carbon fibre reduces the weight of the 7 series improving agility. Rear passengers can choose to have an extendible footrest to make their journey even more comfortable. All seats are made from Nappa leather and if you choose, you can have the Sky lounge panoramic glass sunroof to let in natural light.
The 7 Series features gesture control, so small movements can affect change such as changing the volume of music. You can even leave your car to park itself with the Remote Control Parking Function, which uses the BMW display key to park the vehicle while you stand by and watch. The 7 series is also available as a hybrid model which combines an electric motor with a petrol engine producing only 49g/km of Co2.
The XJ is a luxury saloon with power. The 3.0 litre V6 turbocharged engine will produce up to 300PS, reach a top speed of 155mph and go from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds. The outside is sleek and flowing with distinct Jaguar touches such as the double J daytime running lights to the front and signature J LED tail lights at the rear.
In the long wheelbase version of the XJ rear passengers can have over a metre of legroom, folding business tables, 10" HD screens, footrests and electric window blinds are available. Jaguar's state of the art Touch-Pro infotainment system allows integration with your smartphone and a host of driver assistance systems such as lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, driver condition monitor and adaptive cruise control with queue assist all keep you safe and take the stress out of driving.
The s90 is a luxury saloon that exudes elegant Scandinavian style. Semi autonomous driving is including in Pilot Assist which will take care of acceleration, braking and steering to keep you in lane up to speeds of 80mph. Active headlights can bend around corners to give you a better view and Park Assist will steer you into your parking space perfectly. Inside the air you breathe is cleaned with Volvo's CleanZone technology, this system filters air to remove dust, pollen and any other particles in the cabin area.
The interior has a calm, sophisticated feeling with seats designed for comfort with powered adjustment, side bolsters and extending seat cushions made of perforated and ventilated nappa leather. In the centre of the dash is the infotainment screen which has been specially coated to reduce glare and can be used while wearing gloves. It can be controlled via the touchscreen or voice control and important driver information can be beamed onto the windscreen with the head up display feature.
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