The Audi A8 lets its tech flag fly in the luxury executive class.
The standard bearer there has long been the Mercedes S-Class, and with an update for 2018, the S-Class now covers a spectrum that includes V-6s to twin-turbo AMGs, even plug-in hybrids, as well as coupes and convertibles.
The BMW 7-Series goes point for point on powertrains, on panache, and even on in-car fragrance dispensers.
Jaguar's XJ has less space, a more glitzy interior, and a lighter touch to the controls, and like the Cadillac CT6, it's a step below the Germans in prestige and in content, though Cadillac has Level 2 self-driving hardware.
The new Lexus LS has an expressive shape and a more advanced hybrid, but aims more for comfort than control.
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|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Gas V6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
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|55 TFSI quattro||740i Sedan||4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD||XJ R-Sport RWD||LS 500 RWD||S 450 Sedan|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|quattro LWB Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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