E-class cars have other names: Executive cars and "upper middle class." But the essence of this category does not change: they include cars that have improved performance in comparison with the "urban" competitors of the middle class. Increased power, strict requirements for security systems, comfort for passengers - all this focuses on the E-class, as a rule, financially held businessmen. However, such machines are often purchased by companies for their managers and managers.
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Most popular cars in Russia
The list of business-class cars most in demand on the Russian market is as follows:
- Mercedes-Benz E-class;
- BMW 5 Series;
- Audi A6;
- Lexus ES;
- Hyundai Genesis;
- Mercedes-Benz SLS;
- Audi Ah;
- Jaguar XF;
- Infiniti Q70;
- Porsche Panamera.
However, it should be understood that this list is a very relative indicator of the quality of cars, because when buying E-class equipment, the prestige of the brand plays an important role as well as the popularity of a particular model.
Leader Class Rating
Forming the rating of business class cars, it will be logical to arrange them in the following order:
10. Audi A6
Spacious, comfortable and stylish car
The Audi A6 is a spacious, comfortable and stylish car enough to rank among the top 10 E-Class cars. However, it has flaws (as far as possible in business class): in comparison with the Jaguar XF, for example, the “six” from Audi cannot boast the same comfortable driving process for the driver, and the design seems less impressive than that of Mercedes -Benz E-class, from which the A6 behind the originality of the exterior for a few years. The cost starts from 2,600,000 rubles, but not to call such a car a real Audi - the 1.8 TFSI with a 6-speed manual transmission does not appeal. 1.8 TFSI S tronic at 70,000 more expensive, but more interesting.
9. BMW 5 Series
Conservative design of the BMW 5 Series
The design of the BMW 5 Series is a bit more in line with the buyer's expectations, but still the automaker’s desire to stick to conservativeness in the appearance of the car is obvious. "Five" has a stylish and comfortable lounge - this is a plus. But the fact that the car is forced to drive like a real BMW can only be made with the purchase of more expensive and powerful equipment - a minus. Especially with the current trends to complete cars economical and environmentally friendly engines. However, in comparison with the "Audi" Bavarian model looks good - the BMW 520d at a price of 2,760,000 provides acceleration to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds. at a combined cycle consumption of 4.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
8. Volvo S90
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In Russia, the popularity of “Volvo” in a strange way did not reach the mark when the flagship company in business class can get into the rating of cars most in demand in a niche. But this has all the prerequisites: a rich basic equipment, the highest quality interior and the best in class security systems. In this case, for 2 706 000 rubles, the buyer receives a complete set of Volvo C90 T5 Drive-E 249 l. with., in which the acceleration to 100 km / h will take place in a relatively fast 6.7 seconds. And T6 AWD Drive-E 320 l. pp., which is 700,000 more expensive, shows excellent 5.1 seconds for its class.
7. INFINITI Q70
A car with a bright, memorable design.
INFINITI Q70, sold under the brief “Success is only the beginning,” is a car with a bright, memorable design that attracts attention on the highway and in the city. At the same time stylish and aggressive, it provokes active control of the machine. But at the same time, the 2.5-liter V6 2.5-liter engine “rides” in a way that I would like for a car for 2,240,000 rubles. Up to the “hundred”, a full-size sedan accelerates in only 9.2 seconds, while consuming 9.9 liters of fuel per 100 km. With a V6 3.7 l. with a 7-speed automatic transmission is much nicer - 6.3 seconds. up to the mark of 100 km / h, but the consumption is higher - 10.9 l. "Infiniti Ku 70" has the best equipment and excellent handling among competitors. But can not be the best car business class, while completed with such engines.
6. Lexus ES
Lexus ES is one of the prestigious business class cars.
Lexus ES - solid middling rating. However, only the best cars can be among the most sought-after E-class cars. Lexus boasts adequate dynamic performance only in the configuration with the 3.5-liter V6, which allows the car to reach 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds. ES 350 grade will cost from 3,040,000 rubles. But if seconds are not important to you (do they interest many in business class?), This car will appeal to you - a comfortable suspension, a comfortable sofa and rich equipment will surely please those who have already proved everything in their life and now enjoy reached vertices. Another argument to choose “Lexus” is the name of a brand consistently consistent with prestigious business class cars.
5. Lexus GS F
Lexus GS F is one of the best business class cars.
Lexus GS F deserves to be above its "brother". In the ranking of the best-selling cars in Russia, it did not appear to a greater extent because of the cost - the only available equipment of a “charged” sedan would cost the buyer 6,445,000 rubles. But the 447-horsepower engine of 5.0 liters with a flow rate of 11.2 liters is worthy of attention. And this car is able to compete on the track with any competitor: 4.6 seconds. to "hundreds" - a serious bid for success. There is no need to talk about the richness of the bundling - leather interior, premium audio system Mark Levinson, 17 speakers, projection display, auto dynamics control system and TVD active differential make the Lexus GS F one of the best business class cars. If not for the price.
4. Mercedes-Benz CLS
Incredible car design has no competitors
Mercedes-Benz CLS needs no introduction. Incredible car design has practically no competitors on our list - this car alone by its appearance evokes respect and reverence. Moreover, the Mercedes CLS-class is good not only by its appearance: acceleration in 6.2–5.4 seconds. (depending on the configuration), all-wheel drive, the highest smoothness and really elegant finish just scream that Mercedes is not in vain asking for its creation from 3 560 000 rubles. Add to this the sloping roof "coupe", doors without frames and really sporty handling - it seems the Germans managed to combine the prestige of the business class and the aggressiveness of youth cars. For those who value originality in the first place, the CLS will be perceived as the best business class car.
3. Mercedes-Benz E-class
The strict design of the car is combined with elements of sports style.
Despite the fact that the Mercedes-Benz E-class is less than the CLS (from 2 960 000 rubles), in our ranking of the best business class cars it will occupy a higher line, opening the TOP-3. However, low cost at the best conformity of an exterior to representation of a class - just an occasion above to estimate model. Strict design, which gives business-class cars in it, embodies the concept of combining sporting elements and style, corresponding to the very idea of Executive cars. An elongated hood, vertically oriented head optics, powerful front air intake - every feature of the exterior shows superiority on the road. A car weighing 1 605 kg accelerates a petrol 184-horsepower engine with a volume of 2.0 liters to 100 km / h in 7.7 seconds.
2. Genesis G80
Genesis G80 with all-wheel drive and a bunch of additional "buns" for the driver
Genesis is a sub-brand of Korean Hyundai Motor. However, to promote their business class cars, the company even removed the reference to Hyundai from the title. And today, on the second line of the E-class auto rating is the Genesis G80, available in Russia at a price of 2,550,000 rubles. Already in the “poorest” configuration, the BUSINESS 2.0L T-GDI 8AT 4WD, the list of additional options is impressive. But the main thing here is a regular four-wheel drive, a tracking system for marking, a system for monitoring blind spots, intelligent cruise control, the projection of devices on the windshield and 9 airbags. Up to a hundred sedans with a 245-horsepower engine reach for a mediocre 8.6 s., And the flow does not shine - 8.6 s. The competitors from Germany Genesis G80 wins the most comfortable sofa in the class, confident chassis, comfort for the passenger and the lack of flaws in production. Of course, the brand name is “behind”, but is it worth overpaying for the label? Probably not.
1. Jaguar XF
Driving comfortably even at high speed
Jaguar XF will lead the top business class cars. A heavy steering wheel and a dense suspension provide him with a faster response to the driver’s actions than, for example, the Mercedes-Benz E-class. The car allows you to comfortably move at high speed, even on winding roads. The “Englishman” is able to swallow road hollows more successfully than any competitor (although passengers feel the profile of the road). Losing to rivals "Jaguar HF", perhaps, in soundproofing. The car accelerates to 100 km / h in 8.1–6.6 seconds. Fuel consumption ranges from 6.9–4.3 liters per 100 kilometers, respectively, for a 180-horsepower “diesel” and a 250-horsepower gasoline unit. Price - from 2 815 000 rub. (“Base” with a system for adaptation to road surface, climate control, audio system, 8 speakers and 19 ”alloy wheels).
Among the three leaders in the rankings, it is difficult to choose the uniquely best business class car. Each of them will find a buyer. Mercedes-Benz undoubtedly attracts fans of the brand who trust the brand for comfort, reliability and the most original design solutions. Jaguar sedan will be chosen by those who like more dynamism and speed than prestige. A certain brand exclusivity on the Russian market will also play its role - due to the lack of affordable models for sale, the Jaguar is perceived as an unequivocal symbol of the owner’s success. Genesis G80 is a car for those who do not need approval, accompanying looks and high speeds. This really comfortable car is an option for people who value their money and are not looking for too much attention.
And which car do you choose? Share your own opinion in the comments: which model is worthy to head the list of business class cars?