The sign of a great luxury car is that you arrive at your destination, no matter how long or short the distance, feeling even more relaxed than when you set off. Whether that is through massaging seats, the quietness of the cabin or the selection of on-board gadgets to play with, a luxury car is often the very best in motoring that money can buy.
Many manufacturers strive to bring a luxury and premium feeling into their cars but many fall flat compared to the ten we have chosen here. The best in the business combine the latest space age technology, unrivalled interior quality and a smooth and silky driving experience all rounded together. Unfortunately all this luxury doesn’t come cheap so only those with wallets deep enough will be able to experience the otherworldly feeling of travelling around in a five-star hotel on wheels.
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The big factor with luxury cars is exactly how much luxury you get for your money. The best cars come with plush seats covered in soft leather, while even the seats in the back will come with electric adjustment and massaging functions. There will be legroom to spare and the kind of in-car entertainment that used to be the preserve of first-class transatlantic flights, with high-end audio and visual systems that can be tailored to any requirement or need.
But that’s not where a luxury car’s talents need to end. There are plenty of cars on sale that are just as good from behind the wheel. Whether it’s ultimate refined comfort, sharp driving dynamics or unstoppable off-road ability, because the ultimate luxury cars aren’t just offered in a saloon body style any more. Yes, there are some super-luxurious off-roaders on sale, while the sportiest models astound with their ability to transform from docile grand tourer to sharp track tool at the press of a button.
Luxury cars are not just all for show, they play a key part in predicting which technology will feature on your family hatchback in 10 years time. Players like the Mercedes S-Class have introduced double glazed windows, noise cancelling tech, autonomous driving tech and remote parking among others into standard everyday cars. But which models are best? We’ve rounded up our 10 favourites.
Top 10 best luxury cars
- 1. Mercedes S-Class
- 2. Range Rover
- 3. Roll-Royce Phantom
- 4. Bentley Continental GT
- 5. Porsche Panamera
- 6. BMW 7 Series
- 7. Audi A8
- 8. Bentley Bentayga
- 9. Jaguar I-Pace
- 10. Lexus LS
source: AutoExpress Best Car Reviews (autoexpress.co.uk)