Technically, there is no reason why the likes of Bugatti Chiron or Hennessey Venom should not be on this list. They are luxury cars reserved for a select few. However, sports cars are somewhat limited in their usefulness when it comes to comfort and on-road usability. The select few luxury cars chosen for this list have no such limitations. They are the ultimate solutions for those looking to find luxury, class, and looks in one car. We start with the Rolls-Royce Phantom first.
Roll-Royce Phantom (8th Generation)
The ultimate name in British luxury cars, any of the previous Rolls-Royce Phantoms could have made this list just as easily. However, this is a practical list of truly luxurious cars that represent the best elements of both modern and classic automotive engineering. In that regard, the 8th-gen Rolls-Royce Phantoms are unbeatable.
Overhauled and redesigned in 2017, very few, if any, other luxury cars can beat the Rolls-Royce Phantom’s space frame chassis in terms of pure oomph factor alone. Don’t let that classy design mislead you into thinking that the Phantom’s twin-turbocharged 6.75l V12 engine can’t cruise at speeds in excess of 220km/hour either!
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Bentley Flying Spur (3rd Generation)
The Bentley Flying Spur’s 2019 rehaul added a front grille with slats that look suspiciously similar to that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Given that both companies are now owned by Volkswagen, that is not very surprising. Nevertheless, that is where the similarities end because the 3rd-Gen Bentley Flying Spur has an interior and an exterior that’s posh in that typical Bentley way.
As it happens, the Flying Spur is technologically more advanced and significantly faster than any Rolls-Royce in existence. The 6.0 L W12 twin-turbo engine helps the Bentley cruise at speeds above 300km/hour (340km/hour limit), easily putting most on-road sports cars to shame!
Mercedes-Benz S-Class W223 (7th Generation)
The brand name Mercedes-Benz has long been synonymous with luxury and opulence across the planet. Things have become a bit more complicated in recent times because the brand decided to expand, divide, and subdivide in more ways than we can count. Keeping the controversies aside, we will only focus on the 7th Generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class W223 (2021) for this list.
Since 2020, the W223 has become one of the most recognizable luxury models to come from Mercedes-Benz in a long time. The SAE Level 3 semi-autonomous car is a marvel of modern self-driving car tech with an interior that’s just as spacious and comfortable as a classic Mercedes S-Class from the early years. With a top speed of roughly 250km/hour, the W223 with the latest Mercedes-AMG V12 motor is no slouch either.
Expect great things in the future from Cadillac as the manufacturer is gearing up to launch the Cadillac Celestiq sometime in 2024. It will replace Cadillac’s now defunct line-up of CT6 flagship models. The manufacturer has long been out of sync with the luxury car market, even though it was once a leading name in that same exclusive sector.