In the Lap of Luxury: The 10 Best Sedans of 2018
For comfort, style and opulence there is nothing better than a full or mid-sized luxury sedan. The 2018 offerings in this category have raised the bar even higher with sumptuous interiors, precise handling and under-the-hood power. Here are the ten best luxury sedans of 2018.
1. Audi S8
The all-new Audi S8 is a virtual powerhouse concealed inside a sedate exterior. Like last year’s model, the 2018 Audi S8 boasts a 605-horsepower engine that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds. With the powerful V-8 twin-turbocharged engine and Audi’s signature dynamic steering, the S8 is at the top of its class.
2. Tesla Model S
One of the year’s most exciting offerings is the Model S. A twin-engine 691-horsepower marvel, the Model S can achieve 0 to 60 mph in a blistering 2.5 seconds. For the latest model, Tesla has streamlined the design, hiding grilles and adding recessed door handles. The only problem drivers will have with the 2018 Model S is staying under the speed limit.
3. Mercedes AMG S63
The AMG S63 has been revamped from last year’s model. Mercedes-Benz engineers downsized the car’s twin-turbo V-8 engine to 4.0 liters, but didn’t sacrifice performance; the output of the engine has increased to 610 horsepower. Inside the AMG S63, drivers will find a lush leather experience with plenty of room for color displays.
4. BMW M760i xDrive
BMW’s 2018 luxury ride is much lighter than its predecessor. The 2018 model remains comfortably ensconced in the 600 horsepower club with a 601-horsepower V-12 engine. The interior of the BMW sports heated seats and armrests, and BMW takes a leaf out of Porsche’s book by offering several different massage modes for the driver’s seat. With the M760i xDrive, motorists will be driving in style and comfort.
5. Jaguar XJR
Jaguar’s 5.0 liter 575-horsepower engine comes in just shy of the 600 horsepower mark, but still offers great features like a comfortable quilted interior and a 20-speaker surround sound system. The car’s acceleration has been improved and can now achieve 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
6. Lexus LS
The LS now offers even more room with a 206.1-inch length, long wheelbase and roomy design. Despite switching to a V-6 engine, Lexus has upped the car’s torque and horsepower. The spacious interior features outstanding Japanese-style upholstery and paneling inspired by the traditional Japanese arts of origami and Edo Kiriko.
7. Genesis G90
Hyundai’s flagship full-size luxury car exhibits a sedate exterior combined with a reliable 32-valve V-8 engine. The G90 has many important safety features such as a 360 degree reverse parking camera, blind spot detection and smart airbags. The interior ride is smooth and easy. The car’s seats were specially designed with help from the Aktion Gesunder Rücken (Campaign for Healthier Backs).
8. Cadillac CT6
For environmentally conscious drivers, Cadillac has produced a plug-in hybrid version of their luxury CT6. The CT6 boasts three engines: two electric engines and a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine equipped with a charge air cooler. The CT6 has an estimated fuel economy of 69 MPGe and a range of 480 miles. The car makes a good alternative to a standard gasoline-powered four-door.
9. Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati pulled out all of the stops for their sleek new 2018 model. With an all-wheel drive and V-6 engine, the Quattroporte is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds. The design verges on sporty, with side vents and a flashy front. The Quattroporte is sure to attract attention wherever it appears.
10. Infiniti Q70
The cornerstone of Nissan’s luxury brand, the Q70 provides a luxurious and reliable option for would-be buyers. It features a 420-horsepower engine and an all-wheel drive. The roomy interior also includes a spacious back seat. Infiniti’s built-in GPS system ensures that motorists will always know where they are going.
From sophisticated power to generous interiors, the top luxury sedans of 2018 have something to offer everyone. Riding in style has never been so comfortable or so sumptuous.
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