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The 2015 Audi A4: image source

Executive cars are the large, family saloon cars that drip with sophistication. They are the businessman’s car. The BMWs and Audis of the world. The best executive cars are elegant, refined, and good looking. They’re quiet and comfortable to drive. They’re also reliable, but they’ll hit the top speeds when you put your foot down on the motorway. They’re a coveted style of motor, suited to family life. But, if you love speed and performance, you won’t be disappointed either. If you’re in the market for an executive car, we’re here to help. We’ve done our homework on these models, and come up with a list of the best. Let’s take a look, shall we?

BMW 3 Series

The BMW is the easy winner here. It is regularly voted ‘best executive car’ in magazines around the world. It is, quite simply, one of the best all-round cars ever made. The 3-Series is BMW’s most popular vehicle, fulfilling nearly 50% of all BMW orders. It’s stylish, fast, and practical to boot. As a common company car, the BMW also boasts a very respectable fuel economy. Best of all, BMW have captured the essence of fun here. While other executive models squeeze the excitement out of their engines, BMW keeps it as standard.

Lexus IS

Lexus have always had their eye on this prestigious prize. They only make one style of car: the executive range. The Toyota off-shoot have set their sights clearly on the crown. While they’re not quite ready to take it from BMW yet, they continue to build fantastic cars. Take a quick glance at the range over at Currie Motors Lexus to see for yourself. Our pick of the crop is the new Lexus IS. It’s one of the most innovative saloon cars on the road. Technologically advanced, fun to drive, and practical for the family.

Mercedes C-Class

It’s no surprise to find plenty of German cars on this list. There’s a refined class to the Mercedes badge that no-one can take away. Merc have long been associated with fine driving, comfort, and style. They’re the epitome of executive driving. The C-Class certainly carries the torch. In fact, it’s one of the most technologically advanced cars on the road. It comes complete with assisted braking, assisted steering, and passenger detection. Style, comfort, and a real brain.

Audi A4

Yet another German manufacturer sneaks onto the list. Audi have consistently produced wonderful cars in the executive range. Our favourite thing about Audi is that they retain that essence and thrill of driving. They remember the sporty roots and racing pedigree. Audi make practical, safe, and reliable cars. But, they also know how to make a car that tears the road up when you put your foot down. The A4 is fast, stylish, and a thrill to drive. Behind the scenes, Audi take care of all the rest.

There you have it, folks! If you’re in the market for a new executive car, this is your pick of the bunch. Which would you want parked on your driveway?