Top Four Luxury Vehicles of 2018

Most luxury car manufacturers build their flagship models to showcase their latest technological innovations in cabin technology, suspension, driver assistance, drivetrains, advanced safety features, cabin infotainment, and so forth. They integrate the best features that technology can offer into their luxury cars to pamper their customers, making their overall driving experiences more comfortable and luxurious.

Also called executive cars, these expensive vehicles are built so that they can display a wide range of capabilities. One of their priorities is to provide their drivers and passengers with a comfortable and smooth ride in every seat. All the advancement in driving technologies, such as connectivity systems and in-car infotainment, are a must for these vehicles so consumers can utilize them as offices on the go. Here are four of the best luxury cars on the market today, along with their important features and respective prices.

BMW 5

BMW has come up with its BMW 5 Series for its 2018 lineup of luxury cars. Depending on the variant, the price of this luxury car can range from a low of $52,650 to a high of $73,900. The basic variant, the BMW 530e, has the following features:

  • Engine: 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, with 248 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and torque of 258 ft.-lbs. at 1450 rpm
  • Steering: Rack Pinion type with 39.5 turning diameter
  • Suspension: front – double wishbone; rear – multi-link
  • Transmission: Rear-wheel drive, automatic with OD, 8 speed
  • Safety: ABS and driveline traction control, active protection forward collision, airbag occupancy sensor, back-up camera, dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags, curtain first and second row airbags, electronic stability control, side impact beams, child safety lock, and many more

Audi A5

Audi has also introduced its Audi 5 series of luxury vehicles. There are three variants in the 2018 Audi A5 series: hatchback, convertible, and coupe. The price of the 2018 Audi A5 starts at $42,600. Here are some of the important features of this luxury car:

  • Engine: 2.0 L premium unleaded, 16 valves, direct injection, inline 4, variable timing double overhead cam, with 252 horsepower at 5000 rpm, with torque of 273 ft.-lbs. at 1600 rpm
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic
  • Drive Train: all-wheel drive
  • Steering: tilt and telescopic, speed proportional electric power steering
  • Suspension: front – multi link; rear – multi link
  • Combined mpg: 27
  • Safety: driver and front passenger airbags, side impact airbags seat mounted, side curtain airbags, airbags for knee protection (driver and passenger), occupancy sensor, ABS and driveline traction control, safety belts height adjustable, parking system plus, panic alarm, rear child safety lock, content theft-deterrent alarm system (optional), immobilizer III, Audi active lane assist, theft deterrent radio, blind spot sensor, and many more

Volvo S90

On its part, Volvo has come up with its 2018 luxury car series, the Volvo S90. There are at least three variants of this luxury car. The price starts at $48,100 per unit. Here are some of the more important features of this car:

  • Engine: 2.0 L double overhead cam, variable timing, inline 4, direct injection 16 valves gas, with 250 horsepower at5,500 rpm and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque at 1500 rpm
  • Drive train: front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive
  • Transmission: 8 speed, shiftable type
  • Suspension: front – double wishbone; rear – multi link
  • Steering: rack and pinion
  • Combined mpg: 27
  • Safety: child safety locks, engine immobilizer, stability control, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, remote anti-theft alarm, traction control, pre-collision safety system, 4-wheel ABS, post-collision safety system, front and rear head airbags, emergency braking assist, blind spot and lane departure warning accident avoidance system, adaptive headlights, ventilated front discs and solid rear disc brakes, and many more

Acura TLX

Acura has also introduced its latest variants of the Acura TLX. There are three variants of this luxury vehicle and the price starts at $33,000 for the base model. Here are some of the more important features of the latest Acura TLX:

  • Engine: 2.4 L, inline 4, 16- valves, IVTEC, Direct overhead cam, with 206 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 182 ft.-lbs. of torque at 4500 rpm
  • Drivetrain: front wheel drive with superior all wheel steer
  • Transmission: 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT), with torque converter and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters
  • Steering: rack and pinion type
  • Suspension: rear – multi link; front – strut
  • Combined mpg: 27
  • Safety: 4-wheel ABS or anti-locking braking system, EBS or electronic brake distribution, brake assist, electric parking brake, automatic brake hold, hill start assist, CMBS or collision mitigation braking system, multi-view rear camera, surround view camera system, next generation advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure, advanced front airbags, side curtain airbags, driver’s knee airbag, vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control and motion adaptive steering, agile handling assist, road departure mitigation system, lane keeping assist system, and many more

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