Speed, Space, Luxury Bake-off
If you are in the market for a large luxury sedan, you may find yourself choosing between the Lexus LS, BMW 7-series, and Mercedes S-class. Say, after test-driving all combinations of model numbers imaginable, you are unimpressed. They are all spacious, drive smoothly, look great – but something is lacking.
You are missing speed.
Enter a new class of large luxury sedans. You are now sifting through pages of the Porsche Panamera, AMG S-class, and rare BMW Alpina B7. In order to place these cars within the same price range, you may consider the Panamera Turbo and S63 AMG alongside the Alpina B7, all of which have a base MSRP in the mid-$100,000’s and can run near the $200,000 mark new off the lot.
From the Mercedes S63 AMG you get 536 horsepower and a handcrafted AMG 5.5L Biturbo V-8 Engine that takes you from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo houses a 500 horsepower 4.8L V8 that runs from 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.
The BMW Alpina B7 has an aluminum 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine pushing 500 horsepower that gets you to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Judging by the performance and engine specs, it is a toss-up between these cars. Your choice may ultimately depend on aesthetics, and any additional options available in your car search.
As always, buying used will save you a considerable amount. Feel free to check out the 2011 Panamera Turbo ($157,800) and 2008 S63 AMG ($56,900) currently in our lot, and check back often for similar options!
Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.