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The Best Luxury Saloon Cars for 2017

Buying a new car sometimes involve working out a budget to avoid breaking your bank. Uneasy decisions have to be made regarding the amount you can spend on extra features. Some people buy a car and are disappointed when they realize that the car doesn’t meet up with their expectations.

The high expenses involved in buying luxury saloon cars is compensated by the technology, safety, performance and upscale comfort that come with this class of cars. The luxury saloons that run on diesel-powered engines offer amazing fuel efficiency compared to the more available petrol-powered engines on the market for 2017.

The following luxury saloon cars are new on the market. They all offer an extensive list of amazing features, so read on to have a better knowledge of the four best luxury saloon cars for 2017.

2017 Mercedes S-class

The base trim comes with a 3.0 L V6 engine which is paired with a standard 9G-Tronic Plus 9-speed automatic transmission. Leading this list of trims is the AMG S65 model which comes standard with a 7-speed automatic transmission and a powerful V12 engine that accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 60 mpg in about 4.3 seconds.

The 2017 S-class cars come with numerous standard technological features like the Mercedes’ COMAND online system. The S600 trim comes with the Magic Body Control which uses cameras to scan the road ahead for obstacles and helps you to avoid them.

Pros

  • Numerous high-tech features
  • Good fuel efficiency
  • Incredible safety features (Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist)
  • Beautiful and classy interior

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Best features only come with higher models

Price

The base trim of the S-class has a starting on-the-road (OTR) price of £69,660.00 and increases to over £185,000 for the Mercedes AMG S65, which is the top-of-the-line trim available. Mercedes provides a total-car warranty of 36 months and unlimited miles.

2017 BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series has strived to beat its main rivals in the luxury sedan class for several years. At last, the 2017 BMW 7 series leads the pack, and for some specific reasons. The 2017 Sedan comes with a lot of amazing standard features like the TwinPower Turbo petrol or diesel engine, Front and Rear Park Distance Control, LED headlights and a 10.25” display screen.

Pros

  • Amazing standard features
  • Great handling
  • Reasonable fuel efficiency
  • Hybrid option is available
  • Amazing interior and exterior designs

 Cons

  • More expenses on upgrade
  • Wide turning radius

Price

The base trim of the 7 series has a starting price of £63,530 which is lesser than that of the Mercedes S-class.  The price increases to about £135,340 for the highest trim.

2017 Audi A8

The 2017 Audi A8 saloon comes with either a 3.0 or 4.2 TDI quarto engine that is paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission. Both engines come with an automatic start/stop feature that maintains the vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

All the trims are fitted with an HDD-based Satellite Navigation system, Valcona leather seats with lumbar support and high-resolution screen.

Pros

  • Excellent audio system
  • Effective safety features
  • Good acceleration

 Cons

  • Lack of rear legroom
  • Subpar ride quality
  • Lackluster handling quality

Price

The price of the A8’s base trim starts at £63,520 and increases to about £83,925 or more for the S8. The S8 compared to its rivals is considered affordable.

2017 Rolls Royce Ghost II

The 2017 Rolls Royce Ghost II is an epitome of elegance and luxury. Its base trim comes with an impressive 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine which accelerates the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The engine is paired with an 8-speed satellite aided transmission, which sticks to a lower gear when it detects a bump or

Pros

  • Features a pristine interior with a beautiful wooden trim
  • Incredible torque (840Nm)

 Cons

  • Bad fuel efficiency
  • Very expensive

Price

The Rolls Royce Ghost II has a very steep price compared to its competitors. Its starting price is a mind-blowing £225,368, blowing it’s more affordable competitors out of the water.

Alongside its huge price tag, it’s horrible fuel efficiency means you would be spending a lot of money buying petrol. There is also a £515 annual tax on the Rolls Royce Ghost II.

Conclusion

In the short-run, spending more money on a luxury saloon might seem like a terrible decision. Some down-the-line makes and models have comparable performance abilities and come at a lower price. However, luxury saloon cars often tend to be loaded with more standard features, thereby offering more in terms of comfort, performance, safety, and entertainment.

If you are in the market to buy a luxury saloon car, go ahead and test-drive at least one of the four best luxury saloon cars on the market for 2017. One of them just might be the right vehicle for you.

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