Today’s average executive faces incredible pressures from all angles, particularly in a fast-paced metropolitan like Dubai. They deserve at least a luxurious commute to rest their minds while prepping for the next meeting! The experts at CarSwitch.com, the UAE’s first marketplace for inspected and warrantied used cars, have put together their top executive picks based on luxury, power, value, and demand seen on their portal.
The German engineered makes continue to top the list with Mercedes, BMW and Audi taking top spots though competition is heating up! With Jaguar and Lexus poised to overtake the giants in a few years. There’s certainly no room for complacency in this segment!
Mercedes E-Class – A Car That Soothes the Senses
A gem of a car, merging traditional luxury with perfectly modern ambiance. This year’s model introduces the latest shape change, with an incredibly designed all digital dash, and scores a solid 5 of 5 luxury rating for its exquisitely spacious interior. The base model E200 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine clocking in ~185 HP. Priced in the range of AED 200000-240000 new, it’s relatively easier on the purse. Particularly when you scope out the used models or the coupe version for more sporty look and performance.
BMW 5 Series – Comfortable Cruising at Your Fingertips
Practical and classy, the BMW 5 Series combines beautiful interior with excellent passenger space earning it a 4 out of 5-star rating on luxury. It too is a shape change, continuing to offer a superb driving experience, with the base BMW 530i powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, producing a horsepower of 252. At a price tag of AED 250000-300000 new, it’s a bit heftier on the budget. Though used picks, of course, will get you the ride in a better budgeted, particularly when pre-inspected and certified.
Jaguar XF – A Ride Fit for Royalty
With the seats upholstered in standard synthetic leather and an alluring, comfortable cabin space earning it a 4 out of 5 score on luxury, this ride is worthy of an aristocrat. Compared to its rivals, it loses out when it comes to infotainment features. The standard model, 2.0T Pure, thanks to its 2.0 liter, four-cylinder diesel engine charting a 240 HP contributes to one of the best driving experiences money can buy. Speaking of, the Jaguar XF costs between AED 179000-199000 new, which is surprisingly affordable especially when you go after a used model.
Audi A6 – For the Executives Who Want It All
Blending elements of luxury, sports, and style, the Audi A6 is the perfect executive sedan. Earning it a full score on luxury is a cabin space that’s designed to impress with high-end materials and standard leather upholstery. The base Audi A6 comes equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 190 horsepower. Sporting a price tag in the range of AED 180000 to 220000 new, it’s a perfect choice for executives looking for their money’s worth.
Lexus GS – All the Creature Comforts You Seek
The Lexus GS features all of the standard creature comforts you might want, including a plush and inviting interior featuring a walnut trim with a matte finish, real or synthetic leather and LED lighting adding to the ambiance. That coupled with its amazing safety and infotainment features is enough to earn a full score on luxury. The base 200t Prestige boasts a turbocharged 2.0litre, 4-cylinder engine producing 241 HP and priced in the range of AED 185000 to 195000 new.
Tesla Model S – For the Tech-Loving, Geeks at Heart
Beautifully designed interior with plenty of customization options earns Tesla S a top score on luxury. The base model offers 60 kWh battery size revving to 382 HP. Costing between AED 287000-310000 new, it may seem expensive at the start but low running costs more than make up for it. The executive perk we loved- it jumps from 0-100kph in 5.8 seconds leaving those Ferrari and Porsche owners eating dust behind you! Ideal for the executives who are geeks at heart and love the latest tech.
We hope the CarSwitch.com top picks make your choice a bit easier, and if the prices of new cars are out of reach picking up a used one might fit the bill! You can view several used options, all straight from sellers but inspected and warrantied on CarSwitch.com.