Car for top executives doesn’t have to be solely about muscle; it can be about features and refinement, elegance and usability too.
Executives are those who have successfully climbed the corporate ladder, their vehicles are expected to reflect this with a bit of posh refinement.
Executive luxury cars are iconic, designed to inspire confidence in those who meet the driver.
For instance, executives demand that their luxury be blended with the best of functionality, most execs have little use for eye candy and frippery. Other factors important to executive car buyers are performance, comfort, quality and style. Of course, speed and handling are also high on the list of requirements. Finally, executive vehicles must incorporate numerous technological innovations, such as hands-free cell phone links and more.
Companies are introducing new cars very quickly so it is been really difficult for the executives to choose between the cars as most of the cars are providing luxury and comfort but the price of cars vary according to their features and the brand.
A majority of the vehicles on this list are based on other platforms, share parts, components, power trains and additional equipment with other vehicles.
Lexus takes technology and luxury far beyond current standards with its clean and powerful LS 600 hybrid sedan.
Although far from a complete refresh, the 2010 model does sport updates both front and rear, giving the car a much fresher look. Although Lexus has only thus far taken the wraps off the LS hybrid model, the changes are expected to be in line for the entire range.
You’ll notice the heartbeat every time you enter the driver’s seat of the new 2009 Jaguar XF sedan.
Designed as rival to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, the XF takes a sportier approach — with a lower roofline and more aggressive stance. It comes standard with fender vents and a bulging hood that add to this perception.
BMW 7 Series
The BMW 7 Series is a line of full-size luxury vehicles produced by the German automaker BMW. here are two models — the 750i and the long-wheelbase 750Li. Both share the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard.
The BMW 7-Series is the athlete of the super luxury class. A car for those who love to drive, it offers the handling balance of a sport sedan in the body of a luxury cruiser.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a series of the largest sedans produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG. The S-Class, a product of nine lines of Mercedes-Benz models dating since the mid-1950s, has ranked as the world’s best-selling luxury flagship sedan.
Audi A8 L
The A8 L is Audi’s flagship of flagships. It’s bigger, more luxurious, and more expensive than the regular A8. It’s also more powerful, thanks to a 6.0 liter W12 engine serving up 450 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 428 pound-feet of torque between 4000 and 4700 rpm.
The A8’s rear seats come standard with heating and electronically adjustable lumbar support. An automatic four-zone heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is also standard.
The Porsche Panamera (Type number 970) is a four-door, four-seat luxury sedan, which was launched in 2009. It is front-engined with rear wheel drive, with a four-wheel drive version also available.
The Porsche Panamera production model was unveiled at the 13th Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show in Shanghai, China on April 2009.
The Chrysler 300 is a full-size sport/luxury sedan which was first shown at the 2003 New York Auto Show as a concept car and first introduced in the spring of 2004 as an early 2005 model, becoming North America’s first mainstream rear-wheel drive sedan with a V6 engine since the 1995 Mazda 929.
Designed by Ralph Gilles, the new 300 was built as a high performance, sporty sedan. The 300C is also sold in Australia, the first large Chrysler sold there since the Valiant was discontinued in 1981.
The Pontiac G8 is a rear-wheel drive sedan that was produced by Holden, the Australian General Motors (GM) subsidiary. The G8 was released in 2008 in the United States, and in 2008 for the 2009 model year in Canada. Production stopped in mid-2009, following the GM decision to suspend the Pontiac brand.
The Bentley Arnage is a large luxury car produced by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England from 1998 to 2009. The Arnage, and its Rolls-Royce-branded sibling, the Silver Seraph, were introduced in the Spring of 1998, and were the first entirely new designs for the two marques since 1980.
The STS (Seville Touring Sedan) is a mid-size luxury sports sedan / executive car sold by manufactured and sold by Cadillac. SLS (Seville Luxury Sedan) luxury sedan variation of the STS. It is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission with performance algorithm shifting and driver shift control.
The Saab 9-5 is an executive car produced by the Swedish automobile maker Saab. It was introduced in 1997 as the replacement to the Saab 9000 for the 1998 model year.
Despite General Motors’ sale of Saab, a next generation 9-5 built on the GM Epsilon II platform has been presented in September 2009 and is scheduled to go on sale in 2010. In June 2009, photos of the next generation were leaked online before its unveiling at the 2009 International Auto Show in Frankfurt.
Infiniti’s first M-series luxury sport sedan debuted four years ago long on quality and performance but lacking the kind of style, roominess and presence that buyers in this competitive segment have come to expect. Following a redesign, however, the M series was reborn as the V6-powered M35 and V8-equipped M45.
The “M” nameplate has been used on various mid-size cars from Infiniti. This includes the M30 Coupe/Convertible, and the M45 and M35 sedans, both of which are unrelated to the M30.
The new M has a design closer to that of the new G37 sedan and coupe, and is inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept car.
The Volvo S80 is a mid-size executive sedan from Swedish automaker Volvo and was introduced in 1998 as a replacement for the rear-wheel drive Volvo 960/S90 sedan. The Volvo S80 was built at the Torslanda Plant (Torslandaverken) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
New features include a choice of 5-cylinder 2.4L D5 twin turbo diesel, 2.4L diesel, or 1.6L diesel engine. Also the 2.5T and 2.5FT were modified to produce more power and have a lower fuel consumption. The car’s exterior was modified to give the S80 a lower, longer and wider stance. More chrome trim were added to the front, the rear end the doors to look like the S80 Executive.
The Lincoln MKS is a full-size luxury sedan from the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company. The MKS first appeared in concept form at the North American International Auto Show in January 2006 with the production version, a 2009 model, appearing later at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2007.