Luxury prestige cars don't come much better than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which has long been regarded as one of the very best cars in the world. There's a good reason for that, too. Supremely luxurious, beautifully finished and unbelievably comfortable, the S-Class is also engaging to drive and is the perfect chauffeur transport
The latest generation of Jaguar XF is a great example of the premium luxury concept - surprisingly affordable to both buy and run, the mid-size executive saloon is classically styled, elegant and beautiful to drive, with a great choice of engines and trim levels and that special feeling that only a Jaguar can bring.
Very much considered as the Japanese S-Class, the Lexus LS is a truly luxurious and comfortable car with exceptional build quality. The tech on offer is first class, the comfort on offer is beyond compare and there are a few smoother or more relaxing ways to travel, whether driver or passenger.
The current E-Class is one of the classiest and best-looking executive cars on the market, equipped with excellent handling and dynamics and the best choice of powertrain options, from super economical diesels to the latest plug-in hybrids. As a result, the “small” luxury Mercedes manages to feel like a very special car indeed.
When production of the Jaguar XJ ceased in 2019, it was the end of an era for the company’s luxury flagship, which had long been a very British emblem of prestige and success. As a result, excellent used examples are in very high demand, especially the blistering R model which has supercar-baiting performance.
Smaller than the 7-Series but no less technologically advanced, the 5-Series has always been a byword for exquisite luxury, coupled with exceptional dynamics and performance. The latest version continues that, whether you choose a high-performance petrol, high efficiency diesel or a clever plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The alloy-bodied A8 is Audi’s entry into the luxury saloon car market and has always represented the most technologically advanced and most brilliantly engineered luxury on offer. The current A8 features Audi's Virtual Cockpit - a fascinating and modern twist on the digital dashboard.
Sophisticated, luxurious and powerful, the Volvo S90 is an executive saloon without compromise. Or, should you choose, in V90 form, it's also an executive estate. Add in a choice of petrol, mild hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrains and you have one of the most multi-purpose executive cars that money can buy.
Bigger, bolder and wider than ever, the BMW 7-Series isn't the most subtle of our prestige cars on the road, but it's one with a huge amount of presence, and if you have a statement to make then it's a great way to make it. All 7-Series are brilliantly well-equipped, with amazing technology and a choice of highly efficient drivetrains.
With the choice of four or five-door body styles and petrol or hybrid powertrains, the Porsche Panamera is an incredible machine that is a sports car first and a luxury saloon second. The fact it has plenty of room for up to five passengers is a bonus, yet it retains Porsche’s traditional sporting DNA.