Some might think a car is only a mode of transport to get you from point A to point B but to others, it is a lot more than that. Your automobile is an extension of yourself and if you like it or not, it affects how others perceive you. You might go for a small approach like Mark Zuckerberg cruising around in his Acura TSX which begins at only $30,000, or you might pick the ostentatious approach like CEO of Oracle Larry Ellison dividing the streets in a Lexus LFA that begins at $375,000 with a limited production run of 500 units. A CEO driving into the office in a hybrid vehicle is often seen as environmentally conscious, efficient and thoughtful. Whereas, a CEO ripping through the streets in a loud, red Ferrari may come off as pompous and arrogant.
Here is a list of the top 10 prestige cars (in no specific order) for CEOs and what they might say about you.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: This car has “boss” written around it
This luxury sedan is considered by many to be the flagship example when it comes to executive limos. With a price tag that starts just under $100,000, this car will surely demand respect on the street. It is not all looks and comfort; this car comes standard equipped with 4.7L Biturbo-V8 engine generating 449 HP and capable of launch you from 0-60 MPH in only 4.8 seconds. Certainly a vehicle like this would be dreadful on gas market right? Think again.
2015 BMW 7-Series: They do not call it “The Ultimate Driving Machine” for nothing
BMW’s are notoriously famous for supplying cars of the best quality and with top-notch driving dynamics. This is true for their big executive luxury sedan with leather car seats, the 7-Series. This vehicle is for the CEO who needs a luxurious ride that places an emphasis on comfort, convenience and driver experience.
The 7-Series BMW is provided in a vast array of trims, which means that you may get the ideal one for you. Whether you desire a longer wheelbase or BMW’s xDrive (all-wheel drive) option, all you’ve got to do is fork over a little bit more money. The normal BMW 740i comes equipped with a 3.0L inline-6 engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology making 315 HP capable of accelerating from 0-60 MPH in about 5.7 seconds. All this can be had for a starting price of $74,000, though you might want to think about some of the additional features and packages provided by BMW to have the latest in-car technology; after all, you’re the boss.
2015 Lexus LS460: The silky smooth and ultra-reliable luxury sedan from Japan
Lexus is normally related to reliability, luxury, and comfort. That is just about as exciting as watching paint dry, but who is really complaining here? What is not to like about these things if you are a CEO or executive?
The LS460 is similar to that reliable friend who is not overly outgoing or brassy but will always be there when you need them the most. The LS460 comes well equipped and doesn’t ask you to add a great deal of additional features and bundles in order for it to meet your high expectations. It comes standard with a buttery-smooth 4.6L V8 engine producing up to 386 HP carrying it just 5.4 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a halt. Pricing starts from $72,520 for the typical LS460 version, but there are a couple different trims available to make certain it’s the best match for your needs.
2015 Audi A8: No longer the “other” German luxury car
Audi has always been in the shadow of its German rivals (Mercedes-Benz and BMW) in the U.S. market but that is quickly fading away as Audi is closing the gap. The Audi A8 is Audi’s flagship luxury sedan and it’s a serious contender when thinking about an executive vehicle. With the latest technology features like Audi’s adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and parking system with corner and top camera perspective, Audi definitely makes a strong case for the ideal car for the person in charge. The A8 is available in either a 3.0L Supercharged V6 engine or a 4.0L Twin Turbo V8 engine also features Audi’s signature Quattro All-Wheel Drive system. Prices starts at $77,400 for the standard A8 (V6 version). Audi also offers this luxury sedan in different trims like the Audi S8 that’s a performance inspired version of the A8. And as anticipated, hybrid and long wheelbase choices are also available.
2015 Porsche Panamera: Introducing the Porsche with 4 doors. Wait, what?
When you think of Porsche, you typically don’t consider a 4-door car with a comfortable and spacious interior. The Panamera is a game changer in the world of Porsche, there is little doubt about it. Starting at $78,100, this is a price you’d expect from this premium performance automobile manufacturer. The Panamera is given in over 10 distinct trims that is excellent for those executives that are overly meticulous and have very particular tastes.
The foundation Panamera comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine generating 310 HP and it takes only 6 minutes for this Porsche to reach 60 MPH from a halt. Such numbers are extremely Porsche-like but this typical Panamera is only the bottom of the barrel; the top notch Panamera Turbo S Executive will run you over $200,000 and break your neck with its performance capabilities.