Hottest New Luxury Sedans for 2014
3. Audi A6
First off, it’s a stylish car with the kinds of details that instill that “wow” factor every time you get near it. With a choice of a 2.0-liter turbo or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6, both engines offer surprisingly strong performance given their relatively small sizes. Audi’s renowned Quattro all-wheel drive system is widely available. It’s also a relatively large vehicle for the class, giving excellent rear seat space and cargo room to accommodate four passengers easily.
2. Porsche Panamera
We’re sure you can guess where the Panamera was going from day one – but having it on the American price list makes the Panamera more viable versus these back-seat titans. Extra backseat room in the Panamera is certainly welcome because, despite being an enormous, long and low vehicle, it is a little bit more intimate than many people expect in those racing buckets in back.
1. Rolls-Royce Ghost
Unlike its Phantom big sister, which employs a unique aluminium spaceframe, the Ghost’s steel monocoque is related to that of the BMW 7-series. Under the bonnet of the 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost sits Rolls-Royce’s 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12. It delivers a huge 570PS, not to mention a whopping 780Nm slug of torque. That gives the Ghost a 110PS advantage over the larger, pricier Phantom, which results in it hitting 100km/h almost a second faster, in exactly five seconds dead. Top speed, as you’d expect, is pegged back to 250km/h.