This year is off to a running start, but at least we have a big parade of pretty, fancy wheels on the sideboards. The trend in the engine industry is all about improving the lust factor–and because we are human, it’s very effective. In fact, luxury car sales are up 18 percent, mostly due to Australia’s new found love for technology, performance and the amazing features found in cars in the $100,000 price range.
The future of luxury cars in 2017 looks promising, and we’re about to see some new models go mainstream. Major car manufacturers must find a way to stand above the crowd, otherwise they won’t stand a chance in front of these impressive releases from Mercedes, BMW, Tesla and even Porsche (consult with a London Porsche Specialist on what the manufacturer has planned for 2017). LuxeGetaways was able to connect with Peter Smith to explore this unique collection of autos, and look at 7 of 2017’s hottest new luxury cars on the market.
Tesla Model S P100D
The new family member of the pure electric Model S in Tesla’s dynasty, is named the P100D due the 100kWh of pure energy in the battery. With two engines and the well named Ludicrous mode, this car is the fastest and most furious mean machine with a 63 mph run in 2.7 seconds. Starting at a $250,000.
BMW 5 Series
A new box of mysteries will be opened by BMW this 2017. In keeping with their reputation as automotive technology experts, BMW has designed products that comply with customer’s requirements world-wide and continuous green thinking, without forgetting their traditional customers. The new BMW 5 Series midsize model is charged with the best of the new technology and high-level dynamics. If you’re just looking to get to the office on time, BMW will be releasing a new-generation M5 later on with an additional M vehicle series of different styles including sedans, coupes and Sport Activity Vehicles (SAVs).
Lexus LC 500
We have another sexy hot luxury car from Japan – the four-seat Lexus LC 500, a fair rival to both the BMW 6 Series and the Mercedes-Benz SL range. The angular and aggressive shape of the LC 500 is a visual signal of what can be found under the hood of this flagship coupe.
The main model that arriving 2017 for Maserati is the highly anticipated Levante model, the first-ever Italian SUV. The imposing, high-tech utility cruiser will be sold in three model variations – Levante, Levante Sport and Levante Luxury. The sporty, balanced look of the car packs outstanding performance, an 8-speed gearbox, and a torque vectoring system for avid drivers.
Rolls-Royce V12 Wraith Black Badge
We could not wait for an upgrade of Rolls Royce’s V12, released in 2016, but the manufacturer didn’t quite expect people to fall in love with this variant the way they did. Born from customer demand, the Black Badge series is exclusive, avant-garde and truly imposing. It boasts a very modern look, with some preserved trademarks. The noir interior and exterior make this car stand out and is the perfect addition to any car collection.
Mercedes E-Class Coupe
The journey of Mercedes-Benz continues with the creation of the perfect model for existing millionaires around the world, presenting just the minimum quantity of nine premium products for the next year. AMG-badged belters and the improved S Class are included. We should expect to see improvements in design – both inside and outside for the new E-Class Coupe model – as well as better performance, a 4-cylinder diesel engine with a V6 petrol unit, and staggering power abilities that gets the car to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds.
While premium may not be the kind of brand Honda is dedicated to, one of the most anticipated luxury models that Honda has for us this year can’t be ignored– it’s the hybrid-propelled NSX supercar coupe. The stunning NSX packs a 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6 motor and a transmission with nine-speed dual-clutch; it comes together with 2 electric engines, one on each wheel on the front side and an electric engine to negate turbo lag mounted in the rear.