Luxury cars refers to sedan, coupe, hatchback, station wagon or any crossover vehicles large or small that contains features beyond basic necessities with higher quality materials, increased performance, definite manufacturing, ample comfort, exceptional designs and technologically innovative tools that stands out and speaks aloud image, status and prestige.
As men, we look for boldness, power, performance etc in a car. We are designed genetically to search for exotic things with power and cars are no different. Yes safety, handling do come into question nowadays more than they use to because there are cars that can go 0-100kmph in about 3 seconds, so to protect us from our own adventurous side, these features have become pertinent to our choice of cars, but at the end we still want that flashy powerful car that just gives the inner child within us exhilaration when we hear the engine roar. Thus we present to you a list of the top 10 luxury cars most suitable for men in no particular order talking about features beyond just the generic variables.
1. 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Why not start at the top with the recently awarded 2014 World Luxury Car of the Year at the World Car Awards. With the S-Class, Mercedes has redefined luxury ever since its first launch in 1954 to the latest redesign coming with the 2014 model and further expected in the upcoming years. Truly the enigma of the luxury car world, the S-Class stands apart with its friendly features, beautiful interiors, exterior boldness and power that cannot be questioned with 460bhp and 700Nm torque. Priced between $92,000 and $140,000, luxury has never been grander.
2. 2014 Audi A8
Not to sound cheesy here but Audi’s A8 is big and beautiful, both on the inside and out. It’s not just a comfortable luxury cruiser but the A8 is also remarkably powerful when it hits the road. Long list of features: Lighter body, dependable performance, luxurious comfort, lengthy elegance that works very well with its width and detailed design of its LED headlights along with wonderfully designed interiors. Well priced between $75,000 and $136,000, the new A8 will be everyone’s envy.
3. 2014 BMW 7 Series
BMW’s crown jewel in the luxury sedan segment, the 2014 BMW 7 series is a conventional yet elegantly designed car with dynamic driving experience. The 7 series is defined for its multiple engine variants with power to burn, driving dynamic control system that allows one to customize the car to his own tastes, advanced equipments among other things along with a neat feature – power trunk that can be opened or closed by making a kicking motion under the bumper – especially handy for times when for example you holding bags of groceries. Everything comes together for around $71,000 to $142,000 making it a great car for your buck.
4. 2014 Porsche Panamera
More power seems to be the motto of the face-lifted 2014 version. Apart from the 4 base Panamera variants with V6, V8 and Hybrid engine, the car seems to have it all in the right amount pocket full of features, balanced design and performance very few can match. Though exterior design may not be to everyone’s liking, inside it’s a whole different ball game where modern innovation is personified with clear, concise functional layouts which are extremely user-friendly. Also looking beyond the space, comfort and quality materials used, the technological features truly bring Panamera into the 21st century on another level. If you can look past the larger exterior, the car is well priced to be picked up between $78,000 and $200,000.
5. 2013 Tesla Model S
Sitting at the top as per the Consumers Reports acclaimed auto list, Tesla S breaks through every prejudice that has been faced by electrical vehicles. Model S is a spacious 5-door with further additionally possibility of a rear door with enough style and panache to compete with the German big wigs. Keyless service, internet access and zero emissions, 5-hour charge that gives you 225-mile driving range have finally made owning an electric car practical. Priced between $69,000 and $90,000 with staggeringly surprising speed, sharp cornering, protean interiors, accommodating drive and not to mention a technically fascinating innovation, all these features add up to make Telsa S the most dynamic ride in the segment and going green never felt better than in this exquisite ride.
6. 2013 Audi A7
A sedan or a hatchback or a crossover, well whatever it is described as the 2013 Audi A7 brings together an intrigue that only it can deliver where the executive luxury feel is backed by hints of a sport car-esque inspiration. Despite its sport like demeanor, the 2013 A7 still maintains the requisite urbane aura maintaining a complaint drive while still churning out great power. Priced between $64,000 and $105,000, the 2013 A7 is a bargain with exterior and interior design quality beyond reproach the car’s appeal cannot be contained considering its 2014 and we are still talking about the 2013 model.
7. 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Despite the launch of a 2014 CLS-Class model, the 2013 variant still holds a close place in our hearts. Considering it is as good as the 2014 model but and the highest variant cheaper by $10,000 it makes the cut. Offering Mercedes typical standards, the CLS has very few rivals to be compared to among the four-door coupe segment with exclusivity in design, performance, interior styling and overall experience hard to be imitated. Priced between $72,000 and $96,000, it is a steal because at that price the impeachable handling, design and high tech standards combination is hard to discover at such high levels of craftsmanship.
8. 2014 Lexus LS
In spite being about a $1000 more than its 2013 variant which received tremendous acclamation, the 2014 Lexus LS builds on its 2013 model keeping all the good and adding a more aggressive appearance. It further offers regale touches both on the inside and out along with being equipped with plusher features, advanced technology and not one characteristic that comes into question often but still worth mentioning – the Lexus 2014 offers better resale value compared to most. Smooth cruises while driving, limo-esque rear and definitive Mark Levison sound option between $72,000 and $120,000, it beats its predecessor and other competitors to make the list.
9. 2014 Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJ face-lifted version in 2014 bears huge responsibility to live up to its history and well to be honest, it definitely lives up to the expectations with impressive performance, agility to boot, fashionable interiors, minimalistic yet tasteful exteriors and a dynamic driving experience that makes you feel alive. It is packed with all the expected features such as Bluetooth interface, navigation and more and being priced from $74,000 to $119,000, the sportier car in this segment represents a great value for money.
10. 2014 Hyundai Equus
Return on investment, value for money or any other such term perfectly describes the 2014 Hyundai Equus. Priced is its biggest consideration for being on this list. Luxury at just between $61,000 and $69,000 feels like we are robbing Hyundai blind. Granted there are some gaps but at this price, Hyundai hasn’t skimped either with feature laden interiors, generously spacious seating and amenities galore. Attaining a full sized luxury sedan for a fraction of a cost, it is an executive luxury car for the ones who are looking to get a bang for their buck and just cannot pass up on a good deal.
So there it is the 10 luxury cars, not supercharged cars, but luxury cars that would best suit men and their needs for owning an elegant and powerful ride. Ranging from steep price tags to bargain basement options, the luxury segment and their manufacturers understand the importance of the ever growing need in the market and do not disappoint.