Here are the best luxury saloons you can buy in 2023
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Bentley Flying Spur
"It’s a deeply clever car this, bridging the gap between the driver and the driven more comprehensively than any other luxury saloon."Advertisement - Page continues below
“The EQS grasps all the advantages an EV promises – smoothness, peace, effortless performance and clever body packaging – and blends all of the above with everything Mercedes has learned over several decades of building classy plutocrat barges.”
Rolls Royce Phantom
“It’s only when you follow another one that you grasp what a uniquely fabulous looking machine this car really is.”Advertisement - Page continues below
"Is it a super saloon? Is it a luxury car? No, it’s a… well it’s slightly unique, the Porsche Panamera. Let’s call it a super-lux, a sports luxury car that’s neither BMW M5 nor Mercedes S-Class, but somewhere in between."
BWM 7 Series
"This is actually the seventh generation of the company’s range-topper, a model which debuted in 1977 offering more poise and a greater dynamism than Mercedes’ rather patriarchal and uptight S-Class, and more modernism than Jaguar’s gin and cigars XJ."
Read our review of the BMW 7 Series
“More of an A8 than it’s ever been, the A6 is a superbly quiet and refined thing.”Advertisement - Page continues below
"Buy an A8 if you prefer it to a S-Class or 7 Series, but go into it knowing that no matter how much money you spend on one now, you’ll never use the car and its vast amount of processing power to its fullest capacity."
“The XF’s class-leading dynamics are preserved, while the new interior is in a different world compared to the outgoing car.”Advertisement - Page continues below
“It’s a head-spinner, a car that looks further ahead than ever, and takes contemporary obsessions such as connectivity, digitisation, electrification and autonomy and gives them the mother and father of all Mercedes twists.”
Read our review of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
"This is the Rolls model that pushes the technology boundaries, introducing some cool new hardware in the search for the sweet spot that defines a car designed to be driven as much as it is to be driven in."
"The Taycan can absolutely entertain on the right road and is a delight to cruise in - a GT with the heart of a sports car. More importantly, it’s a proper Porsche that just happens to run on electricity."
Audi e-Tron GT
"The e-tron GT’s real strength is it’s not trying too hard to be a car from the future. It’s simply a handsome four-door GT that plays to Audi’s strengths – namely a high-quality interior, comfort and useability and a belting turn of pace that’s more than worthy of the RS badge."
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-door
"It’s always a good bet to get a car that spearheads a luxury brand’s push into the market. With everything to play for, the model is likely to be way better specified and cheaper than the competition and be just as rewarding to own. The G90 is no exception to that rule."
Lexus LS 500h
"There’s no doubt it’s a much better appointed object than a Tesla Model S, but Mercedes’ efforts to outdo every rival on tech may make this EV a bit too radical for some."
Wildcard: Toyota Century
"Developed from scratch and wrapped in a restrained yet stately design, the Century has always been Asia’s answer to big pimpin’."
Electrified Wildcard: Lunaz S1
"One of the great things about the electric revolution we’re all witnessing right now is it’s breathing new life into old cars. Yep, this gorgeous old road-boat has had a full electric heart transplant."