Luxury car segment in India is growing really fast. With companies like Rolls Royce, Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz constantly showing increasing sales, there is an ever growing number of Indian buyers who can afford a chic luxury car. But a luxury car is not only supposed to be a large and comfortable automobile that provides a great rear seat experience. With the client becoming smarter, every luxury car is today expected to provide great course of reliability, phenomenal quality and great driving dynamics. Here we are listing some of the best luxury cars that you can buy in India.
Rolls Royce Phantom
Lets start with the best of the best. The mighty Rolls Royce Phantom. The standard version costs somewhere around Rs. 7.5 crore and the extended wheelbase version costs Rs. 8.8 crore. It is the costliest sedan in India.
The Bentley Bentayga SUV the most luxurious mass produced SUV in the world. While the design might not be liked by everyone, the Bentayga surely has one of the most grand road presence characteristics of any car sold worldwide. This is also one of the only SUVs in the world that comes just with a high performance W12 engine. It is also one of the fastest SUVs in the world with a 0-100 kmph time of only under 4 seconds.
The new E-Class, Mercedes-Benz has actually improved its position in the luxury car segment. Powered by both petrol and diesel engines, the new E-Class is the best sub Rs. 1 Crore luxobarge. It is one of the best chauffer driven cars in India today, thanks to its huge leg space in the rear and the seats that recline too.
The X5 SUV is one of the most popular BMW models in India for the German luxury car maker. It is the largest SUV that BMW makes and comes only with a diesel engine variant. The engine, a 3.0 diesel is a 6-cylinder motor that makes 258 bhp and 559 Nm of peak torque. Its top speed is noted to be 230 kmph and can complete 0-100 kmph in under 7 seconds. Price for the standard model ranges from Rs. 67.9 lakh to 78.5 lakh. And the X5M is priced Rs. 1.62 Crore.
The Audi A4 is Audi’s one of the most popular model in India and is also one of the best cars the Ingolstadt based luxury carmaker makes in India. As compared to previous generations, it is a lot nicer to driver and comes in 1.4 petrol engine and a 2.0 liter diesel engine. The interior is spacious. The new A4 is priced reasonably well from Rs 38.1 lakh to Rs 41.2 lakh.
The Volvo S90 is competing with the Jaguar XF, Audi A6, Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 5 series. The S90 has commendable exterior and interior design and has a very conventional sedan silhouette. It is available in 2.0 diesel engine. It is one of the most comfortable cars in its class and the interior is nicest in the 1 crore range.
Jaguar F-Pace won the 2017 World Car Of The Year and the Design Of The Year Award. It is not just a pretty SUV but it a car with a nicer interior and is great to drive. The F-Pace also offers two very capable diesel engines, a 2.0 and 3.0 diesel, both mated to an all-wheel-drive system and an 8-speed ZF gearbox. The 2.0 diesel makes 177 bhp of peak power and 430 Nm of peak torque while the 3.0 diesel makes 296 bhp of peak power and a staggering 700 Nm of peak torque. The price of 2.0 diesel ranges between Rs. 68.4 lakh – 77.8 lakh, while the 3.0 diesel gets the R-Sport and the ‘First Edition’ variants and is priced from Rs 1.18 – 1.23 Crore.
Land Rover Range Rover
With a very regal road presence and SUV-esque proportions it has been the first choice of heads of state, Bollywood celebs, sports personalities and monarchs. The Range Rover gets a choice of engines too, a 3.0 diesel V6 that also underpins the Jaguar F-Pace and the range topping supercharged V8 petrol with 500 bhp. If you are considering one, they cost between Rs 1.58 – 3.47 Crore!
The Panamera is as much a sports car as it is a luxury car. In fact, the recently launched Panamera Turbo is the fastest 4-door sedan worldwide with 0-100kmph well below the 4 second mark. The most extraordinary thing about the Panamera is the new multi piece spoiler that rises up from just below the rear windscreen and adjusts as per the speed of the car. Prices range from Rs 1.93 – 2.05 Crore.
It is one of the most soulful 4-door sedans in India today. It is competing with the Porsche Panamera Turbo. Powered by a bespoke Ferrari V8 under the bonnet in the GTS variant and a 3.0 diesel in the standard variant, the Quattroporte is priced at Rs 1.52 – 2.22 Crore. The Quattroporte also has a great and very sporty interior with high-quality leather.