A car is one of the most expensive things a person can possess. Almost amounting to the same expenses as purchasing a house, a car’s cost will vary depending on the manufacturer and model. Luxury cars are even more expensive as they come from the biggest names in the industry, packed with advanced technology and top features, and competing against each other in terms of design, power, safety, and uniqueness. Have you ever wondered what the top ten best-selling luxury cars are?
Below is a list of the most sold luxury cars as of June 2013.
10. Audi A4 (3,824 units sold)
Fast, agile and with good handling, the Audi A4 line started production in Germany in late 1994. So far, it has had four generations of cars after succeeding the Audi 80 line. The layout for these cars consists of a longitudinally oriented engine and features the use of a front wheel drive, more commonly known as Quattro drive. Body types for this car include Sedan, Avant, A4L, and A4 all road quattro. It also has wide seats for legroom, good horsepower and speed, as well as easy handling.
9. Cadillac SRX (3,912 units sold)
The Cadillac SRX is known for its bold exterior design as well as its available heated and ventilated seats. It uses a touchscreen to display relevant information about the commands given to the car, has a voice recognition feature, and an advanced GPS system. The Cadillac SRX also has a rear-seat entertainment system and unique safety features.
8. Acura RDX (4,023 units sold)
The Acura RDX is the first compact luxury crossover SUV in its line. Originally a concept car, the RDX made its debut in 2006 at the New York Auto Show. A facelifted model was presented in 2010 and a front-wheel drive was added to it. The RDX features five seats, a moonroof, automatic climate control, and the expected power features from previous models. It also can interact with the Bluetooth of cellphones and other gadgets. With Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, the Acura RDX can absorb energy from collision, lessening impact upon damage.
7. BMW 5-Series (4,484 units sold)
The BMW 5-Series is an executive car manufactured by the German automaker since 1972. The car now has six generations of this line. The latest generation features a five-foot door fastback with a body style similar to the Porsche Panamera. It also has frameless doors and a double-pane liftgate truck. Higher seating is given to feature more legroom. The car has a high performing chassis and turbo engines for more power and speed.
6. Infiniti G (4,730 units sold)
Infiniti G comes from the automaker company Nissan and is an executive/entry-level luxury car. It is lately up with its fourth generation models. The Infiniti G’s key features include a high performance engine for better torque curving, efficiency with fuel and good power; an intelligent wheel drive; elegantly crafted interior, cruise control and impact protection.
5. Mercedes-Benz E-Class (5,181 units sold)
The Mercedes-Benz automaker is known for its popular line of luxury, executive cars. The E-class has a formal, roofline and traditional three-box sedan shape, a three-slat grille and wood and chrome trim. It comes with an “ATTENTION ASSIST” feature for safety that can alert the driver for first signs of drowsiness. It also has nine supplemental restraints for accidents. This includes two head airbags, knee airbags, those for the pelvic area and bags for the side and rear. It also performs at high speed with a maximum horse power of 402.
4. Lexus ES (5,680 units sold)
The Lexus ES is a mid-size luxury sedan with six generations and counting. It includes interior advanced navigation system, audio package, and SMS Text-to-Speech Reply among many others. Like other luxury cars, it has elevated, heated and ventilated seats for the comfort of the drive, adjustable headrests, and the owner can also purchase additional luxury kits. Safety features uses a four-wheel powered brake system, electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) for less impact, and heavy passenger support.
3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (7,639 units sold)
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the more sophisticated line from the E-Class. It has more speed and durability while having most of the same features, only enhanced. It has more pronounced lines on its design, giving it more shape and forward propulsion. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has highly dynamic accents for a more luxurious look. It also has standard agility control for smooth driving at high speeds and also has seven forward gears. It uses Blue Efficiency technology to control gas consumption and energy output. This not only improves performance but also helps prevent further pollution in the environment. Safety features include an anti-lock braking system, blind spot assistance, skidding control, and speed limits. Like other cars, it has high, heated and ventilated seats, good horse power, durability, and handling.
2. Lexus RX (8,647 units sold)
The Lexus RX is a crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) sold since 1998 by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. Three generations of the Lexus RX have been produced to date, the first being compact in size, and the latter two classified as mid-size. The latest generation now has a face lift which was designed in late 2010. Its latest features include remote key-less entry, powered doors, mounted audio speakers and others. Safety features include brake assist, immobilization, panic alarm, and occupant sensing airbags.
1. BMW 3-series (10, 597 units sold)
The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. Successor to the BMW New Class, it has been produced in six different generations and in five different body styles. It is BMW’s best-selling model, accounting for around 30% of the BMW brand’s annual total sales, hence being top one in the list of best-sellers. This line features coupes, sedans, convertibles and gran turismo models and the list of options have made it difficult to compete with. Its impressing dynamics and engine have made it not only a luxury car, but a sports car capable of racing at high speeds. The BMW 3-series is also the first in the automaker’s company to have a racing sedan model.
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