This year has been a tough one for just about everyone, but there are still folks out there who need cars and have the money to purchase the machines that they really want to own. There are also some of the best cars of all time coming out or being refreshed in 2020. That is where the following cars fit.
All of the following models are new for 2020 or have been refreshed for the 2020 model year. These are the eight best. There are many other new luxury cars for 2020, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find better cars that the eight you see here. So, without further ado, let’s dive into what makes these models great.
2020 Porsche Taycan 4S
Porsche’s Taycan is a clear challenger to the Tesla standard fare that tends to dominate the luxury electric car market. Porsche makes a few different versions of the Taycan. The 4S is at the bottom of the lineup and is arguably the best buy. Just because it’s not the hottest version out there doesn’t mean it’s a bad vehicle. The car offers up a 79.2-kilowatt-hour battery. That battery connects to a couple of motors that put out 429 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Use the over-boost function and you get 522 hp.
Performance Battery Plus version of the car features a 93.4-kilowatt-hour battery. That version of the car makes the car good for 482 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The car can do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph no matter the version. The range for the car is 203 miles. The Taycan 4S comes in with a price tag of $103,800, so it’s pricey, but if you have the means, then this is possibly the best electric car out there.
Making the twin-kidney grille shape bigger, BMW came out with a 7-Series that is perhaps one of the best versions of the car ever. BMW did more than just stick a big ass grille on the front of the car and rework the styling, though. The vehicle is a new take on the 7-Series and is better inside and in terms of power and performance than ever before
The BMW 7-Series can be had in six different variations with the bottom rung being the 740i with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder that makes 320 hp. The top of the range in terms of price is the M760i xDrive, which gets a 6.6.-liter turbocharged V12 that makes 601 hp. There are also a couple of options with V8s and even a plug-in hybrid. The 7-Series starts at $86,800 and goes up to over $157,000 depending on the trim level.
2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe
The 8-Series Gran Coupe is the four-door equivalent to the 8-Series, which can be had in a coupe or convertible form. I’m not a massive fan of the whole gran coupe move that BMW is going for here, but the car is undeniably a fantastic luxury car, with plenty of space, power, and performance. The car is perhaps the best version of the 8-Series that you can buy. It combines everything the 8-Series already had with more practicality. That’s a win in my book.
BMW offers the 8-Series Gran Coupe with your choice of three trim levels. The bottom two get the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight six-cylinder engine that puts out a strong 335 hp. The top dog M850i gets the 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 that manages to blast out a whopping 523 hp. The price tag for the 8-Series Gran Coupe starts at $84,900 and in the top trim level, you’re looking at $108,900.
2020 Audi A5 Sportback
The Audi A5 Sportback is a car that can do it all. It offers a sporty driving experience, a spacious cargo area, and four doors and plenty of seating. It’s a bit of a Frankenstein machine, stealing from various other models in the Audi lineup, but the A5 Sportback is a wonderful car that offers up a really interesting experience.
The Audi A5 Sportback comes in three different trim levels. All three trim levels of the Audi A5 Sportback get the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 248 hp. The higher trim levels come with additional technology and safety features as well as some other upgrades. The A5 Sportback comes with a starting price of $42,900, which is really pretty affordable for what you’re getting.
2020 Audi A6 Allroad
The Audi A6 Allroad is a sign that Audi is going all-in on wagons in the future. Well, one of the signs, the RS6 Avant comes in 2021, but if you need a luxury wagon right now, then the A6 Allroad is the car that you should be purchasing. It brings the long roof to love to you for a reasonable price and offers plenty of features.
The Audi A6 Allroad is the all-wheel-drive wagon of your dreams with a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that puts out 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The car is sold in two different trim levels. The higher of which comes with more safety and technology features. The base trim level starts at $65,900.
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera
The Porsche 911 is new for 2020, and it’s very, very good. While many folks will point to higher trim levels—of which there are many—as the best version of the 911, I will say the base model is the best value. You simply get such a fantastic car for the money. It drives better than most other cars on the market and it’s luxuriously appointed and offers four seats. In total, it’s one of the best luxury cars out there, though not practical for everybody.
The base 911 Carrera features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six-cylinder engine that makes 379 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not enough for you, simply look a little higher on the trim ladder. For the majority of drivers, that will be plenty. Something else drivers will love is the high-level of customization Porsche provides, though be careful not to add to many options or you’ll very quickly get an insanely expensive car. The base model starts at $99,200, and every option will add to it.
2020 Lexus RC-F
The Lexus RC-F is a luxury sports coupe that is hard not to love. It’s far from being the best sports car out there, but it’s a very good sporty GT car, and the 2020 model year of the vehicle has been updated with a new look, new air-intakes that give it a small bump in horsepower, and a few other small changes to make it a very good car, indeed. It, like the 911, has limited practicality, but it’s still one of the best luxury cars on sale today.
The RC-F features a burly 5.0-liter V8 engine that’s naturally aspirated and puts out a strong 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. That pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and sends power to the rear wheels. The exterior looks like it’s so sharp it’ll cut you and the interior is busy but features some very good materials and some of the highest levels of comfort in the segment. The car comes with a starting price of $64,900.
2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible
I can’t leave the Bentley Continental GT Convertible off of this list. If you have the means, then this is a car you simply must-have. Bentley is in the midst of a rebirth, and the Continental GT Convertible is a perfect example. The Continental family received some updates for the 2020 model year coming off a redesign in 2019. It’s one of the best ultra-luxurious soft-top rides you can buy. It’s big, expensive, has a presence that is unlike any other vehicle. The top goes down in 19 seconds and can be dropped at speeds up to 30 mph. The true magnificence of the car is its luxuriously appointed interior and its long, long list of features.
Under the long hood of the car is a beastly twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine that makes 626 hp. It’s not a new engine. Bentley has used it in other cars, notably the coupe version of the Continental GT. It is a work of engineering art. Bentley does have a V8 version of the car, but if you want the true experience, you buy the W12 one. The Continental GT Convertible comes with a price tag of $246,125.