Best Luxury Sedans On The Market

May 12, 2023

If you're looking for an engaging driving experience, consider a luxury sedan. Few other options offer such a blend of luxury and convenience. Some even offer sports car-like performance! Luxury sedans run the gamut from compact to full-size, and from tame to wild. Whatever you're after, these vehicles offer a little something for everyone.

To help you in your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best luxury sedans for 2020 shoppers, with average sales prices over $35,000, based on CarMax sales data from August 1, 2019 through January 30, 2020.

BMW 540i

The BMW 540i provides a great mix of size and performance. Model year 2017 kicked off the 5-series' seventh generation with a bang. All 2017-2019 BMW 540i models come with a turbocharged 3.0L inline six-cylinder with 335 horsepower.

The 540i is available with RWD or AWD layouts, so you'll be able to find the one that fits your driving style. For 2019, look for great standard features on the base 540i like: Leather upholstery, LED adaptive headlights, Sunroof Dual-zone, automatic climate control, iDrive interface with 10.2-inch touchscreen display, and Apple CarPlay capability.

Audi S6

Looking for a great AWD full-size sports sedan? Check out the performance-focused Audi S6. With Audi's Quattro® AWD system and a 450-horsepower twin-turbo V8, the S6 has got it where it counts.

The 2017-2018 S6 is available in Premium Plus and Prestige trims. Standard equipment on the base 2017-2019 S6 includes: Xenon headlights with LED running lights and taillights, Sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, Sunroof Blind-spot warning system, Four-zone automatic climate control, and Infotainment system with eight-inch central display.

Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG

The C450 AMG is a premium compact sedan that's equal parts luxury and sport. It was sold until the 2016 model year, when Mercedes changed their naming convention and dubbed its successor the "C43 AMG." Both cars have the same 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder with 362 horsepower, and both are AWD (up to 2018).

For 2019, you get a bump to 385 horsepower with the 3.0L engine. Standard features on the base trim 2016 C450 AMG include: Keyless entry and ignition, Satellite radio, Adaptive sport-tuned suspensionm AMG-themed interior styling, and Sport front seat bolstering.

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Looking for even more power from your compact C-class sedan? The 2017-2019 C63 has 469 horsepower from its turbocharged 4.0L six-cylinder! With that kind of power in a compact package, the C63 AMG is a RWD-only four-door that's also equipped with luxury.

The trim-topping 2017-2019 C63 AMG has standard features such as: AMG limited-slip differential and high-performance exhaust, IWC analog clock, Burmester audio system, AMG Track Pace app (2018-2019 only), Race Start launch control (2019 only), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability (2019 only).

BMW 650

If you want cool two-door styling in a full-size sedan, take a look at the BMW 650. Dubbed the "Gran Coupe," the 650 sedan has a sweeping coupe profile to go with loads of tech and performance. The 2017-2019 650 comes with an impressive turbocharged 4.4L V8 that makes 445 horsepower.

The base 2017-2019 BMW 650 comes with standard equipment such as: Dual-zone automatic climate control Leather-trimmed 20-way power-adjustable seats (2018-2019 only) iDrive infotainment system with 10.2-inch central display (2018-2019 only) Apple CarPlay capability (2018-2019 only) 16-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system BMW concierge services Shop Best Used Luxury Sedans Near You

BMW 740

Part of the sixth generation of 7-series that was introduced in 2016, the BMW 740 is an amazing machine. The entry-level 740 is powered by a 320-horsepower, 3.0L turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, and can be found in either RWD or AWD layout (2017-2019 models).

The 2017-2019 BMW 740 comes incredibly well-equipped, with standard features such as: Power trunk lid, power-closing doors, and power rear sunshade Panoramic sunroof Leather upholstery with 10-way power-adjustable seats with heating iDrive infotainment system with 10.2-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay capability (2018-2019 only) 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system

Audi A8

The Audi A8 provides a ton of space for passengers with its long wheelbase and amazing interior. For the 2017 model year, Audi made the long-wheelbase A8-L trim the only available option. The 3.0T six-cylinder model has 333 horsepower, and the 4.0T eight-cylinder is rated at 450 horsepower.

All fourth-generation (2017-present) models have the Quattro AWD system. The A8 is well-equipped, with 2017-2019 base trim models having standard equipment such as: LED headlights and taillights 22-way power-adjustable front seats (2019 only) Panoramic sunroof MMI infotainment interface with navigation system Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability (2019 only) Bang and Olufsen surround sound system

Porsche Panamera

The Panamera is quite a car. The 2017-2019 Panamera comes standard with a 3.0L six-cylinder with 330 horsepower, while a 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 with 440 horsepower is available in the 2017-2019 Panamera S model. Meanwhile, the 2017-2019 Panamera Turbo has an amazing 550 horsepower from its twin-turbo 4.0L V8.

The base Panamera has standard equipment for 2017-2019 model years, including: Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) (2018-2019 only) Panoramic sunroof Partial leather upholstery with power-adjustable front seats with heating Wide-view 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation (2018-2019 only) Apple CarPlay capability

BMW 750

The second BMW 7-series on our list is the fantastic BMW 750. Sporting a 445-horsepower 4.4L twin-turbo V8 (2017-2019 models), the full-size 750 is quite impressive.

For 2017-2019 models, take a look at great standard features such as: Power trunk lid, power-closing doors, and power rear sunshade Panoramic sunroof Leather upholstery with 10-way power-adjustable seats with heating Driver aids such as forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking (2019 only) iDrive infotainment system with 10.2-inch screen with Apple CarPlay capability (2018-2019 only) 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system

Mercedes-Benz S550

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a great choice if you're looking for a full-size luxury sedan with technology and sophistication—so it's no surprise that our list is topped by the S550.

The 2017 S550 has a 4.7L turbocharged V8 with 449 horsepower, which is great news if you love power and luxury. Take a look at the amazing standard features for 2017 models, such as: Heated leather seats with 12-way power-adjustable front seats Panoramic sunroof Cabin air-purification and fragrance system Two 12.3-inch display screens 13-speaker Burmester sound system Driver aids like drowsy driver warning system and collision prevention system Geo-fencing for valets and teenage drivers