Luxury Cars are truly a piece of art. Everything about them is “luxurious”. People from all over the world drool over new models and new shapes of these luxury cars, some can actually afford to buy them with ease, for the others, well, they feast their eyes to what are truly a piece of engineering and designing excellence. Cars have been introduced since the early 1800’s, the first few cars that came out were produced by Karl Benz, who is originally the founder of the most popular luxury cars on the planet, Mercedes Benz, and Henry Ford, who is the founder of Ford Automobiles.
Coming back to the point, now what really makes a luxury car, luxurious? Nearly every manufacturer today is producing lower-priced cars as an excuse for luxury cars, they intend to hit the luxury cars market and boost their sales, but we all know that luxury cars are far more exclusive than that.
So coming back to the question that what really defines a luxury car? It is very hard to define a luxury car but most people will agree that it is a combination of state of the art design, silky smooth ride, effortless performance, carefully crafted luxurious interior and all the top of the line technology, and obviously a whopping price tag, that sets it apart from the regularcars.
Now, if you’ve got a pocket full of a hefty sum of cash, which of the luxury cars is the best for you? Look no further, here is a list of the top 10 luxury cars in the world 2016.
10. Lexus LS 600-h
The hybrid Lexus LS 600-h might not compete with other luxury cars but it’s utterly comforting and provides a smooth, flawless drive. The luxurious Lexus is LS has the option of 2 engines, a 4.6-litre V8 and a 5-litre V8 which is connected to batteries. Which power this machine. The interior is utterly comforting and is very spacious. It has a on board entertainment system and also has massagers in the seats. It has a very relaxing interior.
9. BMW 7 Series
The BMW 7 series might be overshadowed by the S-Class in many aspects. The new reworked model makes sure it changes that by introducing new engines and a whole lot of cutting edge technology. The new car is a masterpiece and is tailored to perfection. The interior is what really sets this model apart from other luxury cars, with ample legroom and state of the art entertainment system on board. The leather seats and interior is really eye catching.
8. Audi A8
The German machine, Audi. The Audi A8 might not be a match to the other luxury cars and might have a lower profile than them but its performance is what makes it a beast of machine. It might not be a head turner, like the Rolls Royce or S-Class, but this beautiful piece of German engineering has one of the best driving experiences and interior.
7. Bentley Flying Spur
Number 7th in the list of the top 10 luxury cars of 2016 is the British marvel, the Bentley Flying Spur, which is basically and extended version of the Bentley Continental GT. It is a 4 door limousine which comes with a four-wheel drive and rocks a 6-litre W12 engine and the new 4-litre twin turbo V8 engines. The performance of this luxury car is really stunning and like any other Bentley it has the highest level of craftsmanship gone into it. Occupants of the car can be carried away at high speeds in absolute comfort.
6. Porsche Panamera
Having the soul of a sports car, the Panamera is one of the few luxury cars made by Porsche. The Saloon provides performance and prestige. Porsche sticking to its traditional design like the Cayman, Boxster and the Cayenne gives the Panamera the same uplifted look. It runs a 3-litre V6 diesel engine and is also available in the Hybrid model which provides the same performance at the expense of low running cost. There is also a range of models available, such as, V6, V8 GTS, V8 Turbo and Turbo S.
This luxury car runs like no other, smooth and super fast. The engine can be switched between modes depending on your preference. The interior seems a little old fashioned when compared to the Mercedes S-Class. The build quality is superb and it has all the options such as cruise control, parking sensors and a top of the line Bose sound system.
5. Rolls-Royce Ghost
The true symbol of wealth and power, The Rolls Royce. Rolls-Royce is the one name that pops up when anyone asks of a luxury car. It is a true British engineering marvel. No one can compete with the class and standard of a Rolls Royce. The Ghost ticks all the boxes that the Rolls Royce is famously known for, opulence, refinement and a sense of calmness being few of them. Thanks to modern day marvels, the Rolls Royce Ghost is the most dynamic car yet. It has undergone advanced changes not only in its looks but also in its performance.
The Ghost is a wonderful thing to drive, one flick of the wrist and the car turns, one push of the accelerator and the car speeds at an alarming rate. The interior is nothing short of excellence, it is the true definition of a luxury car. It is made up of leather, chrome, brushed aluminium and the classic wooden texture. The roof is lined with LED lights which is a treat on its own. The comfort is on another level and its very spacious and has ample legroom for everyone.
4. Jaguar XJ
Taking the 4th spot in our list of the top 10 luxury cars in the world is the Jaguar XJ. Jaguar has been producing luxury cars since a long time and they surely know what they are doing. It is famously known as the “British Bastion” as it is a worthy rival to all big luxury car producing companies. The dynamics of the Jaguar are a true phenomenon, it is engineering to minimize drag force and air resistance. The older models of the Jaguar, were owned by the royals of any country and were known as a status symbol, they were the true definition of luxury cars back then.
Now, the stylish old looks have undergone dramatic styling. The Jaguar XJ offers the best driving experience, it has a 3-litre supercharged V6 engine and makes a great noise when put to the test. The XJ is very stylish and has the look of a luxury car, its interior is more of a cockpit and offers premium comfort with the best features.
3. Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Bentley is a brilliant example of British engineering at its best. With previous models such as the Continental GT, being worldwide hits as luxury cars. The Mulsanne Speed promises to live up to its expectations. Bentley is known for making the best sporting saloon type luxury cars and it surely does live up to the hype. The Mulsanne Speed is known as the “track warrior” because of its speed and ability to accelerate but it’s not all about the speed.
The interior is a marvel on its own, with carefully crafted leather seats and a spacious interior, it also a wood detailing throughout. It has folding trays and an entertainment system on board. Also, with the looks of a Bentley, it is a true luxury car.
2. Range Rover (One of the most Demanded Luxury Cars)
The great Range Rover. One of the top luxury cars in the world right now. When first introduced to the market, Range Rover was designed as an off-roader. It had a heavy duty body and could easily conquer any off-road track. Later on the Range Rover evolved into a luxury SUV of supreme quality. The engine of the Range Rover is a beautiful piece of engineering, the Range Rover 2016 comes in 3 models, Vogue, Vogue Special Edition and the new Autobiography.
All the 3 models have a choice of a 3-litre TDV6 engine or a 4.4-litre V8, both of these are diesel. The buyer can also opt for a 5.0-litre petrol V8 engine. The Range Rover is a status symbol, it symbolizes power. Due to the height of the car it can easily move through any terrain without any vibrations and turbulence. It also has an air-suspension system that allows the car body to get lowered. The interior in top-notch, hand crafted leather seats provide a relaxing trip and it is loaded with features to make your trip worth the while.
1. Mercedes S-Class
Mercedes Benz, the name says it all. Mercedes Benz has been ruling the world of luxury cars since cars first came onto the scene. In today’s era, there are very fewer other manufacturers that can actually compete against the standard of Mercedes. Coming to the Mercedes S-Class, it is one of the most advanced luxury cars in the market. The drive of the Mercedes S-Class is actually one of the best relaxing experiences you can get. The vibrations through the pedal and through the car are non-existent.
Even at high speeds, there is silence inside the car and not a sound of wind or anything. This luxury car comes in either a diesel-electric hybrid engine or the standard V6 diesel engine. The smoothness of the gear shifting and the non-existent sound of the engine is surely a bliss. The exterior design is the classic Mercedes laid back design, rocking the famous emblem in the front. This luxury car is fully packed with all supportive features such as an entertainment system, fold out tables and a Wi-Fi hotspot and many more.