Your New Hot Wheels: 2016 Luxury Cars
You know that feeling when your eyes are so overwhelmed with excitement you don’t know where to look? When you can’t escape the crisp scents of something new and untouched? When your spirits are instantly rejuvenated at the prospect of making quite possibly the purchase of a lifetime?
Yes, we are talking about the moment you walk into the dealership ready to purchase your first (or next) luxury car! Bentley? BMW? Mercedes Benz? Navy? Black? Silver? What style do I want? Do I want a fast car? Is this vehicle a safe one? While the anticipation of picking out a new luxury car certainly brings about much elation, there are also many things one must consider, and it can be an overwhelming process. Therefore, if you are sick of your 2015 Rolls Royce or have simply been in need of a new car for the last ten years, keep reading, because here is your cheat sheet to the 2016 models we deem most anticipated.
2016 Mercedes AMG GT S
If you are someone who is won over by the aesthetics of a car, then look no further. With a state-of-the-art aviation design theme, this car was made to be breathtakingly beautiful. The most sophisticated materials and craftsmanship went into the design of the vehicle, made with Nappa leather interior, which make it so exquisite and exclusive. Also, if you have a need for speed, this may be the car for you, as the AMG GT S has a 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine that can go from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of 3.7 seconds.
2016 Bentley Bentayga SUV
By now you have probably heard that Bentley’s first-ever SUV will go on sale in 2016, and it doesn’t take a Bentley connoisseur to know that the Bentayga is sure to be one of the world’s most luxurious and high performance SUVs. It will offer more than two choices of sound system, including the most powerful system available in any SUV, with a flexible interface that offers a choice of touch control, rotary dials, gestures or even voice, depending on user preferences or driving conditions. Rear seat passengers can also enjoy TV and video entertainment, navigation features, games, video calling and media streaming. Production is due to start in 2016; it’s expected to redefine the entire auto SUV sector market.
2016 Audi A6 Quattro
If you still want a gorgeous car but affordability, safety and reliability are your main priorities, the 2016 Audi A6 (named a 2015 IIHS top safety pick) is your new set of hot wheels. People love Audis because with each model they always flawlessly incorporate a stunning design, superior performance and cutting-edge technology without being too flashy or exclusive, making it the perfectly well-rounded luxury vehicle. The A6 also comes intact with the latest driver assistance systems and seamless personal device integration, truly making it your Audi.
2016 BMW x5 xdrive40e SUV
BMW is excited to announce that its first plug-in hybrid model will be available this fall. Like the Audi A6 mentioned above, if practicality, sustainability and reliability are what you are looking for in a luxury car, this model is an obvious choice. The hybrid X5 comes with the Driving Dynamics Control switch, which changes the vehicle setup from comfort to sport or eco pro. Each has its own throttle mapping, steering characteristics and responses for the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. When powered up, the xdrive40e will default to auto edrive mode, meaning that both the engine and motor are working in the most efficient way possible. The xdrive40e will be composed of advanced, dynamic hybrid-specific instrumentation, making it the most state-of-the-art and efficient hybrid of 2016.
2016 Porsche 718 Roadster
If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a high-speed, beautiful convertible, the 718 Roadster will make that a reality. The roadster is very distinct in terms of its exterior design, as it is a little shorter than the Boxster but shares the same wheelbase, making its shape unique and striking. If you are looking for something with high-speed powers that still offers superior control and precision, the Roadster is it. This car offers transmission choices of either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 718 will also offer razor-sharp electrically assisted power steering, confidence-inspiring brakes, and a suspension tuned for five-star handling. In terms of speed and engine, the 718 will be Porsche’s first four cylinder boxer since the demise of the 912, offered with a 2.0-liter variant rated at 285 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque as well as with a bigger bore 2.5-liter flat four good for 360 hp and 345 lb-ft. It’s safe to say the 718 is the ultimate high-performance vehicle, while also being your perfect, everyday luxury ride.
Luxury and performance–what more could a woman ask for? These models will be available in just a few months; start planning today to make your dream a reality! HLM
Sources: automobilemag.com, bentleymotors.com, carmagazine.com, mbusa.com, thecarconnection.com and topspeed.com.