Best and worst luxury cars 2019

Luxury cars need to be opulent enough to tempt people used to the best of everything and as good to drive as they are to be driven in. Here we count down the top 10 – and name the ones to avoid...

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What Car? team
22 December 2018

New Audi A7 Sportback & Mercedes-Benz CLS vs BMW 6 Series GT
New Audi A7 Sportback & Mercedes-Benz CLS vs BMW 6 Series GT

We know that, to some eyes, the 6 Series GT doesn’t look as svelte as the rival Audi A7 Sportback and Mercedes CLS, but is it our job to tell you what looks good? Absolutely not; that’s your prerogative. But we do quantify how good luxury cars are, and the 6 Series GT is objectively the best of the three, thanks to its exquisite and spacious interior, generous spec and smooth driving manners.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 review - price, specs and release date

It should come as no surprise to see the S-Class near the top three of this list. It has long been one of the class leaders in the luxury car market and is an excellent choice to drive or be driven in.

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Audi A8

As good as the S-Class is, the Audi A8 goes that little bit further where it counts. For example, its ride is slightly more supple, it’s a tad more refined at 70mph and when you prod any part of the interior or twiddle its knobs and buttons, it feels as if it has been constructed to tolerances one or two microns tighter.

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