The luxurious BMW Gran Coupe series blends the practicality of a 4-door sedan with the style of a coupe. Its first ever 4-door coupe features performance enhancements such as an adjustable chassis with multiple settings, ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission, engine stop/start system and steering-wheel paddle shifters. The 640i features a 3.0-liter N55 inline six-cylinder engine with 315 hp while the rear (or all-wheel-drive) 650i has a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8. The interior boasts a sweeping dashboard, supportive seats and more legroom than the 5 series. Dynamic Damper Control is standard, while premium options include Roll Stabilization and Active Steering, side and top view cameras, 4-zone climate control, power rear sunshade, aerodynamic kit, heated steering wheel, merino leather, adaptive LED lights, night vision with pedestrian detection, and interior trims. The M Sport package gives wheel upgrades, special paint options, and a re-sculpted front and rear fascia. All this makes for the most expensive 6-cylinder BMW to date.
Following its sleek 2012 remodel, the XFR-S sedan is matching performance to its sporty appearance. Getting Jaguar?s R-S treatment, the sports sedan is Jaguar?s most powerful to date. A new 5.0 liter V-8 engine produces 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, and together with a ZF eight-speed transmission with Quickshift technology, provides acceleration from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top-speed of 186 mph. Drivers can choose from manual, sport, or automatic mode, and in addition to a louder, crackling exhaust ? with some of its sound piped into the interior ? the suspension and braking systems have been updated. Its aerodynamic exterior features enlarged air intakes, carbon fiber diffusers on the rear bumper and two rear wings. Only 100 models will be released in the U.S.
Among the nine upgraded Lexus models that debuted in 2012, the dramatically enhanced GS range includes three exceptional standouts. The latest lineup presents an exciting new direction for the luxury brand, positioning Lexus as an industry leader. The upgraded GS range -- comprised of a boldfaced 350, a green geared 450 hybrid, and a high-performance F SPORT -- has so far exceeded the expectations of car show enthusiasts around the world.
This is the sports package of the Maserati Quattroporte. It is a vision technically and aesthetically. With a front and a rear balance of 49 and 51 percent, respectively, the car's symmetry is ideal. A 4.7-liter 90-degree V8 accelerates the car from zero to 62 mph in 5.3 seconds The Pininfarina-designed car is both elegant and powerful. The vehicle's electronically controlled suspension system, modifiable transmission, and gearbox management system set make driving the Quattroporte an experience that is as customizable as selecting interior and exterior options for the grand sedan.
If you hadn't already fallen in love with the Rapide's impressive physique, driving it will do the trick. Once you get going this car hugs the road as solidly as you can imagine that it would and when you are already up to 60mph, a good tap on the gas will still throw you back in your seat - make no mistake, this car is fun to drive. While the Rapide offers four doors and much more space than you would expect from a sports car, it also packs a mean punch with a 6.0-liter 500hp V12 engine.
The beautifully styled Audi S4 is a sportier version of the A4 luxury sedan. Its bold exterior is equipped with a sharper single-frame grill and a redesigned hood and bumper. With help from a rear biased Quattro all-wheel-drive system, it has higher power output and sharper handling than the A4, as well as superior road handling. It also beats the A4 with quicker electric assist power steering and bigger brakes. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard while the 7-speed S-Tronic DCT is optional. The sports sedan blends performance and style with a truly refined cabin. Exuding understated luxury, the modern yet calm interior offers more chrome, wood inlays, Nappa leather, and Multi Media Interface electronics. Further options include Audi Drive Select, which is a system that controls key parts of the driving experience.
The S-Class luxury cruiser is Mercedes' flagship sedan. To keep up with the competition, the new 2014 model will be released in 2013 with a remodeled look, as well as an emphasis on safety, comfort, and efficiency. Depending on your global position, the engine can be a hybrid, twin-turbocharged v-8, or the new v-12. Safety specs include seat mounted airbags, inflatable beltbags, and a ?braking bag? located between the front wheels. An active suspension reads road info and adjusts accordingly with the Magic Body Control Camera. The opulent interior is maintained by a sweeping dashboard illuminated by ambient lighting while air is ionized with the Air-Balance Package and fragranced by the Mercedes Active Performing System. Designed as a chauffeur-driven uber-sedan, five rear seat options include premiums like super reclining seats, a hot-stone energizing massage, and heated armrests and center console.
The Porsche Panamera is a sedan with the heart of a sports car that palpitates throughout every inch of this super luxury sedan. Five-hundred horsepower gives it a top speed of 188 mph and a zero-to-60-mph time of four seconds. A seven-speed transmission and lightweight construction make it highly efficient and low on fuel consumption. The car's adaptive air suspension keeps it level and smooth riding. Did anyone imagine that luggage space sufficient for four adults plus a roof transport system would be key features on a Porsche?
Bentley really put their design muscle to the test with their new Flying Spur, which boasts incredible speeds and unrestrained luxury. With the aluminum exterior and an interior full of hand-crafted veneers and hides, the Flying Spur shows off Bentley's expert craftsmanship seamlessly. Boasting a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine that gives 590 lb-ft of torque, this car can jump from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph. It even has 17 standard and 100 optional exterior color options, as well as many customization choices included in the Mulliner Driving Specification, ensuring that you get your Flying Spur exactly the way you want it.
With all the trimmings and luxurious fine-tunings one would expect from Mercedes, the E63 is bigger and heavier than ever. The turbocharged 5.5-liter twin V8 works with a Speedshift MCT 7-speed transmission with four driving modes, and the RACESTART launch control will have this powerful sedan flying to 60mph in 3.6 seconds. The overall look is more aggressive with a new lowered nose, ?twin blade? radiator grill and a large carbon fiber trimmed A-shaped front fascia with a built-in spoiler. New head and tail lights complete the remodel, while chrome accents and Nappa leather detail the inside. The interior is also outfitted with an analog clock, adaptive seats and an impressive 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen system producing 1200 watts of sound. Ultra-advanced safety systems include long-range radar with stereo cameras, night vision, and sensors to detect and prevent collisions. The 2014 edition will only be available in the U.S. in the 4MATIC, all wheel drive version ? great for snowy Northeastern conditions.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom collection is comprised of a family of four, new generation luxury cars that combine comfort with unique personalities that are sure to please any driver. The original Phantom is powerfully built, sporting the Rolls-Royce signature grill and solid stance. The new models utilize adaptive LED headlamps, customizable paint colors with 44,000 hues to select from, and the choice of 12 different wheel styles. Also a part of the Phantom family are the Phantom Extended Wheelbase, Phantom Drophead Coupe, and the Phantom Coupe, each possessing Rolls-Royce's ultimate standard in luxury quality, state-of-the-art technology, and beautiful design.
Initially released as a challenge to the BMW M5, the Cadillac CTS-V is a high-powered, luxury sedan with the latest version featuring a supercharged 556-hp V8 engine that propels the roomy sedan from 0-60 in four seconds. Keeping with Cadillac?s unique look, large mesh grilles and flared front fenders have been added for an aggressive touch. Brembo performance brakes and track-tuned suspension work alongside a Magnetic Ride Control chassis that reads the road up to 1,000 times per second. The sophistication of the interior is enhanced by piano black trim, carbon fiber accents, and Alcantara faux suede, as well as 14-position RECARO seats and a surround sound Bose stereo with built-in 40 GB hard drive.
Being the first vehicle to combine a V8 engine with an electric motor, the Lexus LS 600h is an innovative Luxury sedan that is both powerful and eco friendly. The history-making six-figure hybrid is a pioneering automobile in a class of its own, being as stylish as it is practical. Nineteen-inch wheels and a 19-speaker sound system are only the beginning in assembling this car's perks and plusses list. The groundbreaking AWD 2012 Lexus LS 600h is a trendsetter.
The masterfully built and wonderfully appointed 2013 Audi A8 is both progressive and classic throughout. With four different engine options, you can have plenty of horsepower and torque to choose from. There's the 3.0-liter V8 engine that will give you 333 hp at 5,500 rpm, 325 lb-ft of torque and get you from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds; the 4.0-liter V8 bumps up to 420 hp at 5,000 rpm, 444 lb-ft of torque, and takes 4.7 seconds to reach 0-60; the W12 provides 500 hp at 6,200 rpm, 463 lb-ft torque, and accelerates from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds. Aesthetically, the A8's cabin is filled with creature comforts that range from state-of-the-art entertainment and communication systems to 22-way adjustable front seats with passenger memory. Audi engineering ensures that the benefit of owning an Audi is its inherent safety features. The Audi A8 is a well-balanced choice for its overall excellence.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is virtually silent if you attempt to listen to its new twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine. Powered by a taut eight-speed ZF gearbox, the Ghost does an impressive zero to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds while delivering a top speed of 155 mph. The onboard technology of the Rolls is sci-fi worthy. Among those features is the car's Night Vision, which puts thermal imagery of objects that are more than 100 yards away directly on the windshield below the driver's line of vision. The esteemed British automaker calls the Ghost its most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever built. Mr. Royce would be impressed.