The automotive sector is constantly evolving, and luxury vehicles have played a crucial role in introducing innovative technologies while also providing exceptional driving experiences. As the various technological advancements revolutionize the industry, luxury car manufacturers strive to deliver cutting-edge features and unique design that exceed the expectations of the most discerning consumers. F Luxury features some of the most luxurious sedans to hit the market, ready to take the driving experience to new heights of sophistication and comfort.
Rolls-Royce’s entry-level sedan moves forward without significant changes to styling, equipment, or powertrain. The list of standard and optional equipment is fascinating and long, and Rolls-Royce offers a seemingly endless array of additional features and customizations. It is powered by a 6.7-liter V-12 with 563 hp that it shares with the Cullinan SUV. An eight-speed automatic handles the shifting functions. Four-wheel drive is standard. According to Rolls-Royce, the Ghost is capable of reaching 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. Rolls-Royce also boasts that the Ghost offers precise handling, pointing to its four-wheel steering system and 50/50 weight distribution as evidence that driving satisfaction played a significant role in the car’s development. Ghost offers an unrivaled ride thanks to its standard adaptive suspension, which employs a camera to help the vehicle anticipate and compensate for potholes.
Bentley Flying Spur
This new version is expected to reach 333 km/h, making it the fastest production sedan in the world. Bentley has added a boulder-looking Speed trim to the Flying Spur offerings for 2023, which uses gloss black exterior trim, 22-inch black wheels and bright red brake calipers. The cabin is complemented by sport seats covered in a combination of leather and faux suede upholstery in a two-tone color scheme. Model S buyers can choose between the hybrid V-6 engine and the twin-turbo V-8. A W-12-powered Speed model also returns to the lineup this year, with performance-enhancing features such as a brake-based torque vectoring system and an adaptive anti-roll suspension system.
For those who want the maximum expression of Mercedes-Benz luxury, you have to look for the Maybach seal. The latest top-of-the-range S-Class comes in luxury, with a world-class interior and a classic two-tone exterior with plenty of chrome. Based on the Benz brand S-class, the Maybach version ups the ante and features interior materials that put it squarely in the same class with expensive cars like the Bentley Flying Spur and Rolls-Royce Ghost. And, like these, the Maybach is designed to “pamper” all occupants, especially those in the back, who are treated to options such as reclining seats with massage, beverage cooler and electric doors. A standard air suspension makes the tread holes virtually invisible, making it perfect for enjoying a glass of champagne. Standard features are plentiful and include such deluxe items as soft-closing doors, air suspension, 30-speaker Burmester stereo system and rear seat entertainment system with dual 11.6-inch touchscreens, and much more.
Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive
If the standard Panamera Turbo or Turbo Sport Turismo aren’t enough for you, Porsche also offers an Executive trim which features a longer wheelbase and offers considerably more legroom in the rear seat than the standard body. It’s identical in specifications to the regular Turbo S, with a roomier rear seat and additional rear comfort features. However, Porsche hasn’t made significant changes to the Panamera for this year, the biggest update being the standard adaptive cruise control on all trim levels. Porsche also offers an endless selection of options, notably the adaptive air suspension, which improves the hatchback’s steering and handling.
The LS is Lexus’ top-of-the-line sedan, with details such as 28-way electric seats, an immensely quiet interior and a twin-turbo engine loud enough to shoot the car to 96 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. The new software has a more logical layout and features quick responses. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included and can be connected via a wireless signal. The Luxury package adds climate-controlled front and rear seats with semi-aniline leather upholstery, 28-way power-adjustable front seats with massage, a rear center console with touchscreen controls for climate, audio and more functions. Optional adjustable air suspension, 20-inch wheels, a 360-degree camera system, real wood interior trim and a heated steering wheel with wood and leather trim are other perks of this package.
Aston Martin DB12
Following the successful launch of the DB11 seven years ago, the English company now unveils the DB12, which celebrates two significant milestones: its 110th anniversary and 75 years of the illustrious DB model line-up. At its heart lies a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine, producing an impressive 680 hp and 800 Nm of torque. To further enhance the driving experience, the DB12 features an all-new suspension system equipped with adaptive dampers, an electronic rear differential (E-diff) and specially manufactured 21-inch tires. Such technical highlights ensure precise control and connection to the road, bringing the DB12 to life on the most dynamic roads. In terms of performance, the DB12 reaches a top speed of 325 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. The cabin features a state-of-the-art infotainment system.