Have you ever considered what car to buy if won the Lotto? If you have, this guide is for you. Here is a list of the best 5 luxury cars in 2023 you would love to own.
To be recognized as one of the finest luxury automobiles available, whether an SUV or a limousine, a car must boast top-tier materials, cutting-edge technology, and an exceptionally refined experience.
In days gone by, luxury cars were often synonymous with saloons or limousines in most cases. However, the success of the Range Rover has prompted many brands to introduce opulent SUVs into their line-ups. The world of luxury cars is also witnessing changes in fueling methods, with models such as the BMW i7 and Rolls-Royce Spectre incorporating all-electric power.
1. BMW i7
The BMW 7 Series has stirred considerable debate regarding its exterior design, but one cannot dispute its impressive luxury. Opting for the all-electric i7 elevates that experience further – winning it our 2023 Luxury Car of the Year title!
On the road, the i7 outshines its traditional counterparts. While the standard 7 Series offers a refined ride with air suspension and excellent soundproofing, its electric powertrain takes it one step further, providing smooth power delivery as expected in this class while remaining exceptionally quiet.
Inside the BMW i7 cabin lies technology galore and ample space with an inviting sense of grandeur. Its quality matches its price tag, which easily tops PS100,000. Available options include a premium Bowers & Wilkins sound system, lounge-style seating, rear window blinds, and other luxurious extras. At the same time, its flagship model boasts an incredible 31-inch 8K Theatre Screen that descends from its roof at an additional cost of over PS4k.
BMW addresses the hassle of electric vehicle charging by equipping its i7 with an impressive 101.7kWh battery with up to 388-mile range, depending on the chosen specifications. All i7 variants can hit 60mph in under five seconds; for those seeking something faster, an M Sport version with 537bhp is also available.
2. Range Rover Sport
The standard Range Rover pioneered the luxury SUV market and remains a highly impressive vehicle. However, the Range Rover Sport adds an uncommon element to this segment: fun.
Despite its weight of 2.3 tonnes, the Range Rover Sport provides an engaging driving experience with remarkable performance and handling. Precise steering, air suspension, and a choice of diesel, petrol, and PHEV powertrains ensure swift 0-62mph acceleration in 6.3 seconds or less. The new Range Rover Sport SV, with 627bhp, accelerates to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds.
Combining performance and engagement sets the latest Range Rover Sport apart without compromising luxury. The air suspension and active noise-cancellation technology maintain a serene and refined environment. There’s ample room for up to five passengers, and the materials and technology have significantly improved.
3. Bentley Flying Spur
Bentley motor cars are renowned for their luxury and performance, and the Flying Spur, their ‘small’ four-door limousine, upholds this tradition. It shares the Continental GT coupe’s platform and offers a choice of a V6 plug-in hybrid, a 4.0-liter V8, or a 6.0-liter W12 engine. Regardless of the engine chosen, this two-tonne-plus saloon achieves 0-62mph in under five seconds. The W12 version reaches an impressive top speed of 207mph.
The Flying Spur exudes refinement, with exceptional insulation that even tames the roar of the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine. The interior is exquisitely finished with the finest wood and leather trim, as with all Bentleys. Bentley’s Mulliner customization program allows for bespoke specifications.
4. Range Rover
The latest Range Rover may not appear radically different from its predecessor, but it is the epitome of a full-fledged luxury 4×4 available today. Our 2022 Luxury Car of the Year offers a wider range of powertrains, improved comfort, and enhanced onboard technology. An all-electric Range Rover is also on the horizon for 2024.
The Range Rover hasn’t sacrificed its capability as it focuses on luxury. It excels on cross-continent journeys and effortlessly handles off-road terrain. Despite its larger size, it’s surprisingly nimble at low speeds thanks to rear-wheel steering. The Range Rover is exceptionally practical, with generous rear seat space and over 700 litters of boot space.
5. Mercedes S-Class
The S-Class Mercedes remains one of the finest driving experiences available, eliminating vibrations through pedals and steering wheel to deliver an unruffled driving experience even at high speeds. Its smooth ride seamlessly absorbs road imperfections for an unparalleled driving experience thanks to its impeccable suspension system and nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Long-wheelbase luxury cars emphasize providing plenty of legroom in the back seat, with heated and massaging seats further increasing comfort levels. Each of these top luxury cars exemplifies automotive opulence in its own distinctive way – boasting style, performance, and technology for ultimate driving pleasure.