Over the last few decades, the executive sedan industry has burst with new models, and it appears to be growing by the week. As a result, the executive sedan segment’s well-known leaders – primarily the German “Big Three” – have created versions of their cars that stand out from the crowd.
While BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi produce ‘regular’ versions of their largest sedans, they have also asked their in-house designers to create even more expensive variants to compete with the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the king of the luxury sedan. Mercedes-Benz just purchased Maybach, Audi recently resurrected its Horch brand, and BMW now owns Alpina completely. In the development of electric vehicles, there has also been competition from outside the usual sphere of executive sedans. New automakers, such as Lucid, have entered the race, and Mercedes-Benz, with the EQS sedan and the recently launched EQS SUV, is swiftly heading towards electric cars in this market.
All of this means that the rich and wealthy now have a large number of options to pick from, including cars from Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and even the United States. So, for those who aren’t concerned with price, here are ten top-of-the-line executive luxury vehicles.
Here is the list of The Most Luxurious Executive Sedans Money Can Buy In 2022
Korea’s attempt to beat the Germans at their own game is the Genesis G90. The G90 comes in two trim levels: standard and long wheelbase. Both have the same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, but the Long Wheelbase variant comes standard with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and all-wheel drive.
The Long Wheelbase trim generates 409 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, which is 20 horsepower and 15 torque higher than the Standard trim. The G90 sports outstanding looks, similar to the Lexus LS, and Genesis’ new design language is among the best currently available. The Genesis G90 also comes equipped with many of the optional features seen on German competitors, at a lower price – making it excellent value for money.
The Air is the first vehicle from Lucid, a California-based electric business. It arrived with a bang, courtesy of 1,080 horsepower and 1,025 pound-feet of torque. Currently, the incredible power is only accessible on the launch ‘Dream Edition,’ which is also the highest-spec model.
The Air will come in a variety of trims and power outputs, and it will compete in both the executive luxury sedan and the high-performance electric car markets. The Air features a large sunroof, adaptive suspension for a smooth ride, and a 29-speaker noise-canceling system to make trips as quiet as a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the German automaker’s idea of an electrified S-Class that shares no components. Unlike BMW, which builds both internal combustion and electric vehicles on the same chassis, the EQS is constructed on its own electric platform. The EQS, along with the Lucid Air, is now one of two production automobiles with the lowest drag coefficient.
The EQS comes in four trim levels, including an AMG version. The top-spec EQS 53 AMG has a range of 364 miles and delivers between 650 and 750 horsepower (depending on the EQ Boost function). The EQS 450+ is a rear-drive-only vehicle with a range of more than 480 miles. The EQS comes with Mercedes’ incredible Hyperscreen, which covers the whole dashboard.
Audi announced the redesigned A8 in late 2021, along with the A8L Horch Founder’s Edition, a more luxurious version of the car. To compete against Mercedes’ Maybach and BMW’s Alpina, Audi resurrected the Horch moniker (one of the companies that make up Audi’s rings).
With a more prominent grille and mono-block wheels, the A8L Horch sports a nicer and more showy look. The A8L Horch is a stunning vehicle that is being examined for European and international distribution, despite the fact that it is currently only accessible in China.
The BMW 7-Series is the sporty German manufacturer’s flagship and most opulent model. The top-of-the-line M760Li Excellence is the closest we’ll get to a real M7 for the time being. The M760Li is powered by BMW’s version of the Rolls-Royce V12 engine, which has a displacement of 6.6 liters and produces 599 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
Only the long-wheelbase M760Li is available, with an optional rear seating kit that includes a central tablet for climate control, messaging seats, sunshades, and radio. Individual rear seats now have a comfortable pillow on each headrest as well as improved messaging capabilities. The next 7th generation 7 Series and i7 will, without a doubt, provide even more luxury.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is the most luxurious S-Class currently available. The Maybach will be offered in three trim levels starting in 2022: S 480, which is powered by a 3.0-liter straight-6, S 580, which is powered by a 4.0-liter V8, and S 680, which is powered by a 6.0-liter V12. Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is standard on both the V8 and V12 variants, however, rear-wheel steering is an available extra.
The cabin of the Maybach S-Class is one of the most comfortable and opulent in the world, with independently reclining rear seats that are ventilated, heated, and equipped with professional massaging options. When the automobile detects bad air quality, such as in a tunnel or an industrial area, it will automatically close the windows and recirculate and scent the air.
The current generation Bentley Flying Spur has vastly improved over the first and second generations and is now a stand-alone vehicle rather than a stretched Continental GT. While the Flying Spur is still based on the Continental’s basis, it is now a separate vehicle with its own set of choices.
The Flying Spur comes with a slew of options that can easily cost more than a Jaguar F-Pace. The Flying Spur is available with both a V6 hybrid and a V8 engine, but the W12 in the Speed is the best and fastest. With a top speed of 207 mph, the Flying Spur Speed is also the current fastest sedan on the market. That’s a lot of bragging rights.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is the smaller of the world’s two most opulent sedans. The Ghost is about 9 inches longer than a Flying Spur in non-Extended Wheelbase trim, so smaller is an understatement. When the Phantom was too pricey, the Ghost was viewed as the Rolls-Royce to buy. This isn’t the case anymore.
Rather than being driven about, the Ghost is primarily oriented around the premium carmaker’s driving aspect. The Ghost is also not inexpensive, with a starting price of roughly $310,000. Unlike prior generations, the modern Ghost is based on the same platform as the Phantom and Cullinan, resulting in considerably improved quality and ride.
For the past 20 years, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, now in its eighth iteration, has been the most sumptuous car anyone could possess. After BMW purchased Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and transformed it into the amazing corporation it is today, the Phantom was brought back. The smooth 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12, which produces 563 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, is still found in the contemporary Phantom, as well as the Ghost and Cullinan.
The Phantom also comes with an Extended Wheelbase option, which adds roughly 10 inches to the 227-inch length. The Phantom starts at $450,000 for the Short Wheelbase and $535,000 for the EWB. With factory extras, this amount quickly goes to well over $600,000, though individual customizations might push the price much higher. As a result, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is the world’s most opulent car, with a price tag to match. What a marvel!
The Lexus LS is now in its fifth generation, and it is more luxurious than ever before. Despite the fact that it no longer comes with a V8, it remains one of the best large luxury cars available. It may not have the same lineage as German executive sedans, but it is without a doubt one of the most visually appealing vehicles in the market.
The LS comes with a variety of V6 engines, the most powerful of which is the LS 500h, which has a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 and two electric motors. The combined output is 354 horsepower, compared to 409 horsepower in the standard LS 500. The LS 500h has a sophisticated gearbox with four physical speeds and six “virtual” ones in the form of a CVT, all in the name of improved economy and emissions.