You might not get to live at the White House, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get around the streets of D.C. in a car that’s perfectly presidential. Take a look at four of the cars that would get a President’s stamp of approval.
Audi S7: A Favorite Amongst American Motorists
Kelley Blue Book online users were so impressed by the Audi S7 that they named it 2015’s best luxury vehicle, ahead of cars from Porsche, Lamborghini, and BMW. It earned the honor for its welcome blend of head-turning good looks and practical features. The five-door hatchback features all-wheel drive and your choice of supercharged V6, turbocharged diesel, or turbocharged V8 motors. Fuel economy varies with the engine type, but the 3.0-liter diesel V6 has the best of the lot. Expect to get 24 mpg around D.C. streets or 38 mpg when you take it out of the city.
MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch makes it easy to get around town. The NVIDIA graphics processor and Audi Connect, which uses LITE high-speed date transmission, make the system ultra-responsive. The Bang & Olufsen sound system and Audi phone box makes music and mobile reception crystal clear.
Aston Martin Rapide S: Handcrafted Style
The President’s car has the kind of features that James Bond would love, so he’d probably approve of a vehicle made by Bond’s favorite car brand: Aston Martin. The Rapide S received a makeover for the 2014 model year which saw it become even faster and more beautiful. Its grill is handcrafted from a single piece of aluminium, and its interior also handmade from only the finest materials. Its V12 engine, which has a top speed of 203 mph, is assembled by hand too. That attention to detail is what real luxury is all about.
BMW 760Li: High-Tech German Design
The BMW name has always been synonymous with luxury, but it’s raised the bar with its 760Li. This high-performance, high-tech vehicle is so impressive that it was recently named one of the most luxurious cars of 2015 by Autobytel. Its 6.0-liter twin turbocharged V12 engine produces 535 hp and 550 ft-lbs of torque. That performance is backed up by high-tech innovations like soft-closing doors, side-view cameras, handwriting recognition, smart cruise control, and much more.
Jaguar XJ: Striking Luxury Sedan
Car and Driver called the Jaguar XJ one of the best full-size luxury sedans released this year. If you’ve got a family to ferry around you’ll appreciate the extra space this prestige vehicle offers. Its low-slung styling and eye-catching cabin really stand out amongst other sedans in this class. Its lightweight aluminium structure ensures it never feels sluggish on the road, whether you choose the standard 340 hp V6 or the supercharged 470 hp V8 motor. The choice of three Meridian sound systems will delight audiophiles.
You might not enjoy all of the President’s perks, but you can taste a little of his luxurious lifestyle when you drive one of these vehicles around the streets of D.C.