Best luxury cars of 2017

Relax in total comfort with our top 10 luxury cars to buy – if you’ve got deep enough pockets

The word luxury is used to describe all manner of things, but in the world of cars, it’s something that many car makers aspire to, but very few achieve. For the best brands, there’s no limit to the number of upmarket touches and technology you’ll find in the cabin, while most deliver the kind of performance that is fast but leaves occupants unruffled.

While luxury cars are still finding buyers, the majority of pure luxury cars are more likely to be used for private hire purposes these days, or possibly as a rental for special occasions. Other models deliver something extra in terms of driver involvement to make them more attractive to private buyers or business users, although most will still be able to offer plenty of space in the back seats to cater for the most demanding passenger.

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 massage functions. There will be legroom to spare and the kind of in-car entertainment that used to be the preserve of top-end recording studios, with high-end audio and visual systems that can be tailored to any requirement or need.

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But that’s not where a luxury car’s talents need to end. There are plenty of cars on sale that is 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 anymore. 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.

Whatever their ability, you’ll usually find a car maker’s cutting-edge technology on board their flagship luxury cars. Double glazed windows, noise-cancelling tech, autonomous driving tech and remote parking are the kind of features you’ll find, while much of the tech seen in smaller models will have first appeared on a luxury car.

But which models are best? We’ve rounded up our 10 favourites.

Top 10 best luxury cars 2017

  1. Mercedes S-Class
  2. Bentley Mulsanne Speed
  3. Porsche Panamera
  4. Range Rover
  5. Rolls-Royce Ghost
  6. BMW 7 Series
  7. Jaguar XJ
  8. Bentley Flying Spur
  9. Audi A8
  10. Lexus LS 600h

What do you think of our best luxury car selection? Tell us your top model in the comments section below…


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