Luxury cars are the prized status symbol of the age; they embody the ability of few to acquire an asset that gratifies image as opposed to utility. Luxury cars are based on the wants of the select few as opposed to need. They are the playthings of those that can afford them, and they get to style them however they choose to. They are rare, exclusive and almost unavailable for the mainstream market. The luxury car sector of the automotive industry is almost an industry of its own pulling in enough money with its rare and exclusive pieces to match the other car types in the automobile world.

They are what make up the beauty and finesse that is witnessed in the automobile industry. From the impeccable body work, to the glossy tire rims, to the flashy colors they wear, luxury cars are always a sight for sore eyes. Most of these cars are sported by rich millionaires and celebrities, and I think we all agree that they make the owners look good, as opposed to the other way around. The automotive industry is never one to lack on innovation and creativity, and 2016 was not the year for them to change our minds on that. Beautiful, classy, flashy and more importantly pricey cars were released, and in this article we will be breaking down the very best of the automobile industry’s candy for your reading pleasure.

These cars have been ranked on:

  1. Price
  2. Reliability
  3. Safety ratings
  4. Cargo volume
  5. Fuel economy
  6. Auto Repairs & Road Service Cost

In no particular order the top 4 luxury cars of 2016 are:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Lexus ES
  • BMW 5 Series

MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS
Anyone who knows their luxury cars knows that in this sector, Mercedes Benz is pretty much a household name. Owning a Mercedes Benz instantly affords you the bragging rights and respect accorded with someone who has worked hard, and can spend their money on the good things of life. Little wonder the Mercedes Benz C-Class is the highest selling luxury car in the United States, because Mercedes never disappoints. When you think Mercedes you think finesse, and you are thinking right. The C-Class is one of Mercedes’s most affordable pieces and has managed to top the market in the luxury car sector. The C-Class is composed of an array of options between turbocharged 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines. It also comes with engine options of higher cylinder valves which are exclusive to the AMG performance-tuned versions of the car. You can choose to get an all-wheel-drive, and a plug-in hybrid variant which supplies 20 miles of pure electric driving range.

BMW 3 Series

The BMW does not fall too far from the reputation in which Mercedes has carved for itself in the luxury sector. BMWs are beautiful, metallic sleek and flashy. They are primed for the prim and proper of the high class society, and deservedly so. The 3 Series comes in 3 body types options which are: Sedan, Station Wagon, and Gran Turismo. The Gran Turismo is styled as a 5-door hatchback. It has turbocharged engine options of either 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder. You also have the power to c
hoose between a rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive. An M3 performance variant and a plug-in version with 14 miles of electric driving as well as a turbo-diesel engine are also offered.

 

Lexus ES

The Lexus keeps shining through year after year. Coming up with innovations and maintaining its impeccable body work on its luxury, how can they not be on this list? The Lexus ES’s price range often impresses people with the image of a smaller car, but do not be fooled. The Lexus ES’s interior space matches that of a Toyota Avalon, making it quite spacious for its size. It also comes with its standard V-6, offering a gas-electric hybrid power-train as an alternative and roars to life in hearts of luxury car enthusiasts.

 

 

BMW 5 Series

BMW grabs another spot on this list, unsurprisingly so. This time it’s the 5 series making our hearts melt with awe. This car comes as an original sedan body size, having a 5-door hatchback body style as a derivative. It also spoils us with turbocharged engines of either 4 cylinders, 6 cylinders or 8 cylinders. Buyers are also allowed to switch up their rear-wheel drives with an all-wheel drives. The Sedan also comes with a turbo-diesel engine gas-electric hybrid drive-train option in an M5 format.

 

 

So, there’s it guys: the top 4 luxury cars and beauties of the automotive industry of 2016. We sure can’t wait for what 2017 has to offer us.

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