Today, luxury vehicles come with a host of futuristic technologies, high-quality materials and are backed by incredible dealer services. This is true for ordinary sedans as it is for sport sedans. The best sports sedans offer you face-melting speeds, elegance and practicality in one package.
The Ford V-8 of the 1930s offered everything in a single pack – a huge trunk, a back seat, brakes, sports-car handling capabilities and acceleration – however; it was the preserve for the few wealthy. That was until the ‘60s when sports sedan concepts offered the family man the total performance. Sports sedans were no longer the preserve of the wealthy, but vehicles that anyone with the means and cared about his or her means of transportation could afford.
Sports sedans available on the market have come a long way. They offer high power, no matter the position of the pin on the rev dial, come with AWD (all wheel drive) or rear/front drive and are available in manual or automatic transmission modes. Below is a look at the top sports sedans on the market for 2014 to help you make that perfect decision you will love driving every day.
The 2014 Audi A4
Considered as the Silicon Valley startup type vehicle, the Audi A4 brings with it advanced technology, contemporary styling packaged into a sport sedan that does not carry the burden of heritage. Unique features about this car include:
- It is a front wheeled vehicle
- Has a 4 cylinder turbocharged engine
- Offers 220 horsepower
- 258 lb/ft torque that helps it gain 60 mph in 6 seconds
It is a fit between the firm feel of the BMW 3 Series and soft feel of the Mercedes C-Class, and is just about right for most drivers.
The 2014 BMW 3 Series
The turbo-6 on the BMW 3 series offers 60 in 5.4 seconds, while the turbo-4 is surprisingly only half a second slower. The series also offers more choice, compared to cars within its category. Some of the spin off from 3 Series include the 5-door Gran Turismo, wagon and sedan body styles with AWD or rear-drive. The choice is even wider considering that diesel and hybrid alternatives are available on the market.
The 2014 Cadillac ATS
The new kid on the block, Cadillac ATS, is the smallest and most affordable Cadillac that is offering the BMW 3 some serious competition. The ATS is a darling for many driving enthusiasts because of its technology-laden interior, comfort, and distinctive and sharp styling. Even European sport sedan fans will bow down to the driving dynamics on the ATS.
The ATS is available in three engines:
- 321 horsepower V6
- 272 horsepower turbocharged 4 cylinder
- 202 horsepower 4 cylinder
Among the choices available include, six-speed automatic or manual transmissions with AWD or rear-drive. However, the most popular version of the ATS is the automatic, rear-drive and turbocharged car.
The 2014 Infiniti Q50
Formerly Infiniti G37, the Infiniti G50 is the third generation sport sedan. It is one of the most fun cars to drive in its class and offers a bundle of features not available on the BMW 3 Series, for example. The Q50 is also available in a hybrid version that works with an electric motor teamed to a 3.5 liter V6. The combination offers an impressive 360 horsepower, making it one of the best performing hybrids available on the market.
The hybrid version achieves 60 mph in just over 4 seconds and is an excellent drive for highway/city driving, offering a fuel economy of about 36 miles per gallon. The figures are even more impressive when compared to the BMW 3 Series ActiveHybrid that offers 335 horsepower and fuel efficiency of 33 mpg.
Therefore, if you are looking for a car that will make a statement wherever you go, you will be making the right choice by picking one of these 4 best sports sedans.