Top 5 Luxury Cars in The World

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With the world’s auto makers offering 40 all-new or redesigned cars in the U.S. market for the 2014 model year, buyers will find everything in the high-end auto market from a BMW priced at around $114,000 to a Ferrari priced at…well, if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a car enthusiast, and Autoweek’s 2014 New Car Guide is your cheat sheet for all the updates. Here are some of the best luxury and sports cars for 2014.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe

Base Price: $113,925

Joining the four-door coupe party as the top dog in the 6-series Gran Coupe lineup is the M6 variant. It looks like a 6-series coupe with four doors, and that’s a good thing. The interior has quality materials and terrific fit and finish. A 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 churning out 560 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque is shared with the M5. M features and additions make it stand apart from your standard 6-series Gran Coupe.

Autoweek says: It’s essentially a sexier and about $20,000-more-expensive M5. That makes it an excellent high-performance sedan.

Jaguar XJR

Base Price: $116,895

Jag’s big luxury sedan adds a more performance-oriented model with more power and sharper looks. Power comes from a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Upgraded springs and dampers improve handling, while the interior gets better-bolstered seats and specific R trim and accents throughout.

Autoweek says: The XJR is sportier than a standard XJ but retains its ultraluxury roots. It’s a fine and refreshing alternative to an Audi S8 or BMW Alpina B7.

Porsche 911 GT3

Base Price: $131,350

It’s definitely been a busy year for Porsche. The latest product of Porsche’s labor is the range-topping 911 GT3, which receives the same, next-Gen treatments as other 911s with updated exterior and interior styling. Weight is down 13%, and most of the body parts are aluminum. It screams “drive me fast and on a track,” thanks to the spoiler, wide stance and an aggressive aero kit. The GT3 sports aluminum pedals and carbon-fiber seats covered in leather and Alcantara. The GT3 houses a version of the 3.8-liter flat-six found in standard-issue 911s, but here it belts out 475 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. One disappointment to some enthusiasts: a seven-speed dual-clutch is the only transmission available for this model.

Autoweek says: The GT3 is fantastic: comfortable enough to be a daily driver and fast enough to be a track star, though we do miss the manual gearbox.

Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S

Base Price: $149,250

A new 911 Turbo lands, which is immediately noticeable with the wider rear fenders, 20-inch wheels and rear wheel scoops setting it apart from lesser 911s. Sport seats and 911 Turbo appointments adorn the interior. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six produces 520 hp and 487 lb-ft, and has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Turbo S packs a 560-hp and 516-lb-ft-of-torque version of the blown boxer six-cylinder. Porsche claims the Turbo hits 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, while the Turbo S needs just 2.9 seconds to do so.

Autoweek says: Better looking, better quality, better dynamics and a better drive. And, of course, blistering acceleration.