The super-sedan market is extremely competitive at the moment. The German big three have a more dominant presence than ever, to demand with Mercedes-AMG, two of the top three spots courtesy of his C63’s and E63’s sledgehammer.
We have also seen the return of Alfa Romeo in the segment. The Italian brand, the new Giulia Quadrifoglio is an epic sports sedan, and hopefully a sign of things to come.
As always, current and power values are becoming more and more impressive, with some of the cars in this list are now churning out over 600 HP. HP alone is enough to grab the top Position, though?
1. BMW M5
For all, their last journey in a four-wheel-drive sports car a decade or so, the handling of the BMW M5 is a little less than a revelation. Also according to the preferences of the Ford Focus RS, Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R, the M5 agility, balance, and playfulness seems, is remarkable for a car that can also set the traction and stability you would expect from a two-ton, four-wheel-drive super-sedan
The car control is downright damping authority and the body, meanwhile, are truly unmatched among its direct rivals. So in light of the titanic leap that the car is the performance, how could we deny it, the praises of a five-star rating? Just because a handful of irritating weaknesses – a bit annoying-the steering weight, inconsistent brake pedal feel that is fake and noise emissions, as well as an occasionally uneasy – that can conspire to snap the captivating thrill of the journey.
But the BMW M5 has a dynamic versatility and attitude that no other competitor can equal, and it goes directly to the top of our super-sedan rankings. If BMW M history is any guide, by now (think ‘F10′ M5 ’30 years’, ‘F82’ M4 CS and others), his best may be yet to come; and when it comes, it should be something special.
2. Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
The Mercedes-AMG C63 S has to fend off some serious competition to land the top spot on our super-sedans best-of list.
Gone are the phenomenal naturally aspirated 6.2-Liter V8 of its predecessor, but the new twin-Turbo V8 is not short on character or power.
While the C63’s ride is a bit unforgiving, the handling is engaging and precise, and the automatic complements the engine awesome.
There is a significant amount of road noise, but the addictive potential of the V8 powertrain more than makes up for this. This is a really impressive piece of kit..
3. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The Giulia Quadrifoglio missed the top Position by the skin of his teeth. Excellent handling, a composed ride and beautiful views are on the agenda here – all the key features for any serious competitor in this segment.
The Ferrari-derived V6 is also exciting, but not quite as impressive as the Mercedes-AMG V8. It marked a stellar return to form for a company, the ailing, which for some years had been.
The only real deficit – and it is a relatively small, the cabin, the rent is a little lower than the offers from Mercedes-AMG and BMW.
6. Alpina B5 BiTurbo 4WD
Alpina has always done things in a slightly different way to the M Division, when it comes to the creation of a fast BMW, with a more laid back approach, which translates to large amounts of comfort and elegance on the road.
The new B5 BiTurbo is more of the same, but this latest generation model now features four-wheel drive and a 600-HP 4.4-Liter V8, so while it may be furnished with comfort in mind, it is certainly no slouch. Standard equipment is generous, and the cabin is plush.
The more restrained Design employed provides a nice contrast to the more aggressive designs from rivals such as the Merc E 63 and Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R,.
5. Mercedes-Benz E 63 S 4Matic+
If it is worthy of only one reason, the E 63 S attention, so it would be his ball in the engine tier.
The 4.0-Liter twin-Turbo V8 churns out 603bhp and a mind-bending 627lb ft of torque for a 0-62mph time of 3.5 seconds. In a medium-sized four-door sedan. Crikey.
So, it is certainly powerful, but there are a few small niggles. Namely, that dynamic is not quite as good as before. It is still a very impressive vehicle and its Drift-mode-function is a riot – but in comparison with the Alfa and the C 63 S younger brother, the E 63 S-lay just behind.
6. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R
This is probably the last V8 Vauxhall grace the UK’s streets.
Based on the Holden Commodore, the VXR8 GTS-R is a Swan song not only for Australian muscle cars, but the Aussie-built cars in General. It packs a phenomenal 587bhp supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 under the hood, and sends its power exclusively to the rear wheels.
It is not as composed or as flexible as the likes of an M5 or E 63, if it is manners his on-road, but what it lacks in dynamic finesse, it more than makes up for in character.
7. BMW M3 Competition package
The M3 Competition package sees power hiked up to 444bhp on the base M3, while the BMW M-division also fettled the performance sedan’s chassis settings and thrown in a number of styling tips for good measure.
The result is a car that not only fast in a straight line, but sharp and precise in the twisty stuff also.
The 3.0-Liter Turbo in-line six-cylinder engine is not as sonorous as those found in the Alfa Romeo Giulia or Merc C 63 S and can fight, his power is at times, but on the whole, the M3 will be a through-and-through recommendable super-sedan.
8. Jaguar XJR 575
In a field of increasingly advanced rivals, Jaguar XJR 575 a wonderfully old-school proposition.
Power – all 567bhp – comes from an Opera-5.0-Liter-V8 compressor engine, which is to the rear wheels. It handles impressively, as all the Jaguar should be, and creates it, his mask 1875kg kerb weight.
Competitors such as the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S and BMW M5 to be faster and more technologically advanced in terms of the toys they have on Board, but they don’t quite match the Jaguar in the charm Department.
9. Alpina B7
Similar to its smaller sibling on the B5 Alpina B7 is a car designed for those who want to travel incredibly quickly, in a highly comfortable and relatively-subtle fashion.
Although this is a car designed for traveling long distances at high speed on the highway, it can handle even more challenging roads, with the adaptive air suspension mitigating body roll is impressive.
It is a point of criticism, though – the steering. We did not know, how vague it was on the straight and the weight gain in comfort mode did not inspire a large amount of trust. Still, as a fast, luxurious, performance sedan, there’s a lot to like.
10. Alpina D5 S
The D5-S is unique on this list in that it included the only oil-burning performance sedan in the scope of delivery. This is not to say that it is shares missing in the performance, though. It will still hit 62 mph from a standstill in 4.9 seconds, while able to achieve 46.3 mpg on the combined cycle. You could say that it is very nearly the best of both worlds, then.
As with all Alpina, it is also far more comfort-oriented in its set-up, as its M-Division brethren, without losing much in the way of treatment.