Luxury automobiles, the preferred mode of transportation for the wealthy, dominated the highest tier of the automotive industry three decades ago.
Large SUVs have surpassed the classic luxury sedan in terms of quiet elegance, grace, and distinguished pedigree, but only a few of these behemoths can match the typical luxury sedan’s understated elegance, grace, and distinguished pedigree.
Luxury automobiles are more sophisticated than ever after years of engineering and technology advancement, and many of them have performance levels that can compete with some of today’s top supercars.
This list looks at the top ten luxury cars that combine beauty, build quality, sophisticated technology, comfort, safety, and performance in one package.
2021 Audi A8
Some of today’s luxury sedans can outperform some sports cars in terms of performance, as we said previously. A great example of this is the Audi A8.
The A8, which is powered by a 563-horsepower twin-turbo V8, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, which is astounding for a car that weighs 5.256 pounds.
Dual-pane acoustic glass, Nappa leather, a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, Audi’s Matrix-design LED headlights, and OLED taillights are all standard on the A8’s interior.
2021 Genesis G90
The Genesis G90 isn’t your typical Korean automobile, so it’s surprising to see it on this list.
Although the G90 lacks the highest speed of the Audi S8 and the advanced features of the BMW 7-Series, it offers the best value for money in the segment thanks to its affordable starting price.
The G90 has a fantastic design that almost looks European — which is understandable since ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer oversaw its development.
It’s powered by either a 420-hp V8 or a 365-hp twin-turbo V6, both paired with an eight-speed automatic.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Any car enthusiast will tell you that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best luxury sedan on the market. The S-Class has long served as the benchmark by which other luxury sedans are judged, and the 2021 model is no exception.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an inch longer than the previous generation and features a new design that meets the high standards that the automotive world expects from Mercedes-flagship Benz’s vehicle.
Regardless of the seat, riding in the S-Class is virtually as good as flying first class. When it comes to technology, the S-Class is head and shoulders above the competition.
A huge OLED touchscreen that controls practically everything, a 3D gauge cluster, dynamic air suspension, and rear-wheel steering for greater maneuverability are among the highlights.
2021 BMW 7-Series
The BMW 7-Series sets a very high bar for what a full-size luxury sedan should be like, with its astounding dimensions and unrivaled comfort. The design of the 7-Series is stunning, with beautiful accents, precise lines, and a striking exterior.
A turbocharged inline-six engine with 320 horsepower powers the standard 2021 7-Series. Eco-conscious shoppers can upgrade to the plug-in hybrid version for $9,100 extra and receive 389 horsepower and all-wheel drive.
The Alpina, the most costly model, has a twin-turbo V8 that produces 600 horsepower.
2021 Volvo S90
The Volvo S90 offers everything a premium sedan might want: current excellent looks, a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and a well-appointed interior with a 9-inch vertical infotainment touchscreen that is simple to use.
The 2021 model sports a redesigned front grille, new taillights, and new wheel styles.
A 316-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automated transmission lies at the heart of the S90.
Leather, brushed aluminum, and open-pore wood are among the high-end elements used in the interior.
The S90’s high safety ratings are the cherry on top. The S90 is one of the safest cars on the market today, having been awarded a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.
2021 Lexus LS
Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has given us many excellent vehicles over the previous three decades, proving that the Japanese know how to construct a real luxury car.
The LS is the largest Japanese sedan sold in the United States, and it’s a terrific car. Although the massive grille takes some getting used to, the rest of the LS design shouts luxury and richness.
The 2021 LS features redesigned LED headlights, bigger seat cushions and armrests, glossy black taillight accents, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen, all of which are advancements over the 2020 model.
2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo
The Maserati Quattroporte has been one of the most popular Italian luxury sedans since its inception in the 1960s, with many fans praising its exquisite appearance and strong Ferrari-sourced engines.
The new Quattroporte boasts remarkable style, with elegant lines and a massive trident on the grille, making it one of the most attractive automobiles on the road today.
Maserati introduced the Trofeo, a new high-performance Quattroporte variant for 2021. The Trofeo is equipped with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 580 horsepower, making it extremely fast.
2021 Bentley Flying Spur
The Bentley Flying Spur is a wonderful sedan that combines a beautiful, caressing cabin with unrivaled power and agility.
Only modest changes are made for the 2021 model, such as an available four-seat arrangement, new wood trim inserts for the rear door panels, rear-seat picnic tables, and a new steering wheel design.
The standard Flying Spur has a 542-hp twin-turbo V8, but the 626-hp twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine is the greatest option. The V12-powered Flying Spur reaches 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
The only thing we don’t like about the Flying Spur is the price — at $200,000, it’s one of the most expensive automobiles on the market right now.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, as previously said, is a wonderful luxury sedan. However, the Maybach engineers were dissatisfied with the amount of luxury it provided, so they created the Maybach S-Class to compete with the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Flying Spur.
In the Maybach S-Class, everything is extravagant. It has a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats with massaging, an air ionizing system with a personalized aroma, and high-quality leather on practically every interior surface.
2021 Rolls-Royce Phantom
The Rolls-Royce Phantom can only be compared to a luxury private jet with a Michelin-starred chef and an onboard masseuse if the S-Class is comparable to a first-class flight.
The imposing design of the 2021 Ghost combines many of the classic Rolls-Royce cues we all love with modern elements to create a stunning curb appeal.
The interior was handcrafted with the best woods, leathers, metals, and fabrics, all meticulously chosen to create a magnificent atmosphere.
The 2021 Ghost isn’t designed to be fast, but if the owner needs to arrive to a meeting quickly, a 563-hp twin-turbo V12 will get them there on time.