Luxury cars are those that have opulent, sumptuous interiors, the latest and greatest tech, masses of kerb appeal and, usually, a hefty price tag to boot. Luxury cars come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they offer a plush ride that makes you wish your journey was just a little but further. We've test driven loads of luxury cars and here are the five that we think are the best on the Irish market right now - and they’re not all traditional four-door saloons, either.
1 - Range Rover
Land Rover's Range Rover is the ultimate in off-road luxury. It is a highly accomplished and polished machine with an impressive choice of engines, super chassis and great handling. Its build quality is super and the cabin is jam-packed with sophisticated technologies including Terrain Response. It is our top pick of luxury cars.
2 - BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a fabulous car. It is stunning both inside and out with wonderful design flourishes and thoughtful touches to make it feel like it was especially made just for you. It is also highly impressive and comfortable on the road thanks to its Adaptive Drive system, which includes Variable Damper Control and Dynamic Drive. Will be replaced soon by the BMW 8 Series.
3 – Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The S-Class gets called ‘the best car in the world’ regularly and not without some reason. It’s certainly one of the most comfortable cars in its class and an update in 2017 made it even better with an exceptional new diesel engine.
4 - Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 is a great way to chauffeur the family around in absolute comfort, elegance and safety. The cabin is stunning and very different to other cars' on the market making it a standout feature. The refinement is great too, making it all very relaxing and pleasant to drive. The steering is sharp, it handles well and the infotainment system is great.
5 - Audi A7 Sportback
The Audi A7 is beautifully designed and finished and well-equipped with lots of great tech and features. It looks sleek on the outside and slick on the inside. It is quick and offers great performance on the road as well as being refined, quiet and comfortable.