If money is no object, then you may want to consider purchasing a luxury car from a top end automotive manufacturer that has all the bells and whistles. And, when money is not a consideration, you can find some pretty sweet rides to buy. Luxury car brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Bentley all make fantastic high-end vehicles for one-percenters to purchase, cherish, and show off. For the rest of us, it is always fun to admire luxury cars that are out of reach for us financially and dream of a day when we may be able to afford such a car. Here are 10 of the finest luxury cars you can buy for at least $100,000 (or more).
10. BMW M6 Convertible
If you’re going to drive a BMW, it might as well be a convertible, right? After all, a convertible just looks so much more fun to drive. And the BMW M6 is one fine looking convertible car. It also packs a punch with a V-10-powered engine and is able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 4.6 seconds. It is this combination of style and power that makes the BMW six series highly sought after by car lovers around the world. Of course, a BMW M6 is not cheap. A new one will run you a minimum of $104,900. With all the bells and whistles, you could be looking at as much as $120,000 to crawl into this beautiful car.
9. Porsche 911 Turbo
The Porsche 911 Turbo is a classic car. And the current model of the vehicle is a true throwback. The designers at Porsche have purposely made the latest 911 look like vintage ones from the past. However, under the hood (actually the rear bonnet) the newest Porsche is totally modern and updated. And starting at $122,000, many Porsche aficionados feel the newest 911 is a real steal. While it may not be as powerful as a Ferrari or Lamborghini, the Porsche 911 still has plenty of pull, and it remains a classic sports car.
8. Mercedes-Benz S600
While Mercedes-Benz has suffered some quality issues in recent years, there can be no doubting the quality found in the Mercedes-Benz S600. At a starting price of $139,900, this sedan costs as much as an affordable townhome in some cities. But the executives at Mercedes-Benz insist that the S600 is worth the price. The car is powered by a V-12 engine and has an upscale cabin, complete with mood lighting. Other features of this gorgeous car include massaging chairs, a perfume dispenser and touchpad controls. The cabin is also completely handcrafted. Note that a totally tricked out version of this car will run you as much as $170,000.
7. Bentley Continental GTC
Ah, Bentley. A brand of car that is synonymous with luxury. And while vintage Bentleys are highly prized by car collectors, the newer models of the brand are also proving popular. Case in point, the Bentley Continental GTC. An elegant and stylish convertible, the Bentley Continental GTC is a true luxury vehicle. Outfitted with a motorized canvas roof, it is fun and easy to put the top down and take off down the highway. A starting price tag of $189,000 gets you features such as air conditioned seats, a state-of-the-art voice activated infotainment system, and a stereo that has eight custom made speakers. If you don’t already own a Bentley, you should seriously consider picking one up.
6. Audi R8
The R8 is something new from Audi. It is the company’s first foray into the exotic sports car market. Featuring a mod styling, the R8 boasts impressive handling and performance, as one would expect from Audi. Similar in power to the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Audi R8 is actually considered a bit of a bargain luxury car priced at only $109,000. But the car does not say bargain at all. The large grille, mid-engine layout and sporty interior tell everyone that you’re driving a top of the line vehicle – one that is capable of driving extremely fast. Diamond patterned leather seats and a performance leather steering wheel with multifunction plus and two satellite control systems make people feel as though they’re piloting a real race car. And don’t forget the V10 engine either.
5. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
Are we the only people who think of James Bond every time we lay eyes on an Aston Martin? We doubt it. And the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster would certainly get the approval of 007. Very British looking and super fast, the Vantage Roadster starts at $110,000, and for that money you get a car that will turn many heads on the side of the road. A standout in any valet parking line, this Aston Martin is a high performing car that is also very modern and stylish looking. Armed with a V-8 engine, it also has ergonomically designed everything inside and is referred to by the head honchos at Aston Martin as their “thoroughbred car.” Also available in a convertible (for more money, of course).
4. Maserati Quattroporte
For some folks, Maserati is the brand in luxury cars. And the Quattroporte, despite its awkward name, has proven to be a bestseller for the company. Considered a steal for many buyers at $110,000, the Quattroporte is viewed as an inexpensive Italian exotic car in most collectors’ circles. Featuring a traditional automatic transmission, this car screams luxury from top to bottom. For the price, people get a V6 engine that delivers amazing torque and control, as well as dual cast brakes and an all leather interior. The company refers to the cabin of the Quattroporte as a “lounge,” which should tell you all you need to know about the comfort and luxury of this car.
3. Lamborghini Gallardo
If you have $175,000 to spend, then you may want to consider purchasing a Lamborghini Gallardo. The kind of car that you see on posters in dorm rooms, the Lamborghini Gallardo is extremely powerful and looks so unique that it is unmistakable as a Lamborghini. What else could it be? A V10 engine allows people to go 0-60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. The interior is a little sparser than some other vehicles on this list, but it still boasts leather seats, a touch screen navigation and entertainment system and handling that is simply out of this world. A popular car among actors, musicians, and celebrities of all types, the Lamborghini Gallardo has to be driven to be fully appreciated.
2. Bentley Continental Flying Spur
A second Bentley makes this list; this time it is the Continental Flying Spur. This car has the distinction of being the top Bentley, which is the brand that has helped to define the luxury car market for nearly half a century. And the four door Bentley Continental Flying Spur is in the car collections of everyone from actor George Clooney to socialite Paris Hilton. Starting at $170,000, the Flying Spur can be customized in every imaginable way – right down to the exterior wood grain and interior leather seat pigmentation. Notable features of this car include massaging seats, automatic climate control and LED lighting. Optional features include a jewel encrusted gas cap. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.
1. Ferrari F430
A steal starting at $168,000, the Ferrari F430 is considered an “entry-level” car by the automaker. However, there is nothing “entry level” about the salary you will need to have to be able to climb into this ultra cool convertible. The F430 is a mid-engine, paddle-shifting exotic Italian sports car that exemplifies what it means to drive a Ferrari. A V8 engine still produces plenty of power and torque, and the carbon fiber brakes are exceptional. This car rides on exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 EMT tires, and drives like a true race car. Stylish, cool and convertible, the Ferrari F430 is the best car you can buy if you have more than $100,000 to spend on your next vehicle purchase. We highly recommend picking one up!