September 21, 2019
Luxury cars are built for style and comfort, and usually for the consumer who is brand- conscious. Luxury cars are usually of good quality and have a higher level of sophisticated equipment than the average car. Seeing there will always be a greater price tag when it comes to buying a luxury car, it would be difficult to choose the right car for you.
Let’s have a look at some of the affordable luxury cars on the market in South Africa in 2019.
The luxury cars shown below are a selection of some of the most affordable vehicles on sale from established luxury vehicle brands.
This little zippy city car not only gives you great fuel economy at 4.8 L/100 km but also provides great style and comfort. With its 1.0 L, 3-cylinder, petrol, turbocharged engine linked to a 7-speed, automated dual-clutch gearbox, it delivers 85 KW power output and 200 Nm of torque. It takes you from 0-100 km/hour in 9.4 seconds and has a top speed of 203 km/hour.
This sexy little Italian number looks stylish and cool for the young professional. It exhumes class and has an amazing interior and exterior to match. Its 1.4 L, 4-cylinder, petrol, the turbocharged engine puts out 88 KW of power and 215 Nm torque. Driven by a 6-speed, manual gearbox, it boasts of a fuel economy of 6.2 L/100 km. It achieves 0-100 km/hour in 9.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 195 km/hour.
When it comes to great quality and class, the Swedish manufacturer Volvo never disappoints. The V40 T2 Kinetic has a 1.5 L, 4-cylinder, petrol, turbocharged engine. It delivers 90 KW of power and 220 Nm of torque via a 6-speed, automatic gearbox. Its fuel consumption is 5.6L/100km. The Volvo produces a top speed of 190 km/hour, reaching 0-100 km/hour in 9.8 seconds.
This hatch is not only sporty looking, but classy as well. The A3 comes with a 1.0 L, 3-cylinder, petrol, turbocharged engine, linked to a 7-speed, automated dual-clutch gearbox. Its power output is 85 KW, with 200 Nm of torque. With a top speed of 206 km/hour and it can reach 0-100km in 9.9 seconds. Its fuel economy is 4.7 L/100 km.
BMW has always maintained great quality and luxury, with state-of-the-art technology clearly evident in their vehicles. The 1 Series has a 1.5 L, 3-cylinder, petrol, turbocharged engine, which has a power output of 100 KW and 220 Nm of torque. It is driven by a 6-speed manual gearbox and has a fuel consumption of 5.3 L/100 km. It has a top speed of 210 km/hour, achieving 0-100 km/hour in 8.5 seconds.
Mercedes Benz is really the best when it comes to luxury. The A-Class has a 1.3 L, 4-cylinder, petrol, turbocharged engine, producing 120 KW of power and 250 Nm of torque, and linked to a 7-speed, automated, dual-clutch gearbox. It has a fuel economy of 5.6 L/100 km. It can achieve 0-100 km/hour in 8.0 seconds and has a top speed of 225 km/hour.
This quality Japanese luxury brand has been producing quality vehicles for many years, and the ES 250 EX is exactly that. The car has a 2.5 L, 4-cylinder, petrol engine delivering 152 KW of power and 243 Nm of torque and driven by an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Its fuel economy is 6.6 L/100 km. It can reach 0-100 km/hour in 9.1 seconds and has a top speed of 210 km/hour.
This amazing little SUV is big on style and class and is great for a small family without losing luxury. Its 2.0 L, 4-cylinder, diesel, turbocharged engine which delivers 110 KW of power and 380 Nm of torque via a 9speed automatic gearbox. The car has a fuel economy of 5.6 L/100 km. It reaches 0-100 km/hour in 10.5 seconds, with a top speed of 193 km/hour.
The Range Rover has always been the best of the best when it comes to a luxury SUV workhorse. Style and comfort are experienced on and off the road. Its 2.0 L, 4-cylinder, diesel turbocharged engine puts out 132 KW of power and 470 Nm of torque via a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Its fuel economy is 5.8 L/100km. With a top speed of 205 km/hour, it can reach 0-100 km/hour in 9.3 seconds.
The Macan has luxury, style and speed. Equipped with a 2.0 L, 4-cylinder, petrol turbocharged engine, it produces 185 KW of power and has 370 Nm torque. It has a 7-speed automated dual-clutch gearbox, with a fuel economy of 8.9 L/100km. With a top speed of 227 km/hour, it manages 0-100 km/hour in 6.7 seconds.
So, now that you know about the ten luxury cars available in South Africa, perhaps there is one of them waiting for you to become its new owner.
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