Best and worst luxury cars

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

Words ByClaire Evans

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1. BMW 5 Series

The new BMW 5 Series wasn't just our Luxury Car of the Year winner at the 2017 What Car? Awards, but it's also our overall Car of the Year. Whichever version you choose, you’ll be getting one of the classiest and most comfortable cars on sale today. And it's actually more sophisticated and better to drive than the much pricier 7 Series. The 5 Series is a truly fantastic car that makes you question the need to spend any more.

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The luxury cars to avoid

Infiniti Q70

You'll stand out from the crowd if you buy an Infiniti Q70, but others are quieter, better to drive, classier inside and cheaper to run. It's impossible to recommend.

Read our full Infiniti Q70 review

Lexus LS

Lexus' answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class may be refined and comfortable, but it's a lot pricier, costing more than Β£100,000. Its interior doesn't feel special enough to justify that, and it's both uninspiring to drive and expensive to run.

Read our full Lexus LS review

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