Many drivers think buying a sedan means the end of the fun and enjoyment. It doesn’t. The amazing sedans we chose combine sedan practicality with sports-car driving and absolute performance that easily matches the most focused sports car. Most of these cars hit 0-60 in less than four seconds flat. Part 2 of 3.
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Make: Cadillac. Price: $83,995. Summary: Cadillac’s M5 Destroyer. Vitals: 640 hp.
Cadillac’s insane new CTS-V sedan is capable of 200 mph and comes with a stonking supercharged V8 that pumps out 640hp. It is a seemingly normal luxury sedan that can basically hang with legitimate sports cars. We like to think of it as a four-door Corvette Z06. The CTS-V’s heart, lungs, and brain all come straight out of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. This includes that epic supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with its 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. We love the performance and drama of the big Cadillac.
Make: BMW. Price: $94,100. Summary: The Safe Bet For the Successful Exec. Vitals: 575 hp.
The M5 is a souped-up 5-series sedan that packs a 575hp twin-turbo V8 punch. It is a seriously fast four-door car that can ferry the family around during the week and be used on a track on weekends. Our favorite version is the Competition Package. The Competition package brings black-chrome exhaust pipes and a retuned active rear differential but also adds 15 horsepower at the top end of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8’s rev band (redline stands at 7200 rpm). Equipped cars also see an extension of the torque peak of 500 lb-ft, which is a longer mesa that now runs from 1500 to 6000 rpm instead of falling off at 5750. BMW says the tweaks are good for 0.1 second in the 0-to-60-mph dash in the sedans, which the standard cars accomplished in 3.7 seconds in our tests.
Make: Audi. Price: $114,900. Summary: Audi Has Sharpened Their Large Sport Sedan. Vitals: 605 hp.
Audi is making a strong statement with the new Audi S8 plus. With a power output of 445 kW (605 hp) and a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189.5 mph), the new Audi S8 plus delivers even more enhanced driving performance. The new top model is reinforcing the brand’s position in the segment of premium class sedans. The new Audi S8 plus has a substantial gain in power and defines the pinnacle of sporty performance in the segment. Audi engineers have further advanced the development of the 4.0 TFSI engine for the new S8 plus. The sonorous V8 biturbo engine now has a power output of 445 kW (605 hp) and a maximum torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb‑ft); in overboost mode, it can even produce 750 Nm (553.2 lb‑ft). The large sport sedan – whose power was boosted 63 kW (85 hp) compared to the S8 – accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.8 seconds, and its governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph) can optionally be increased to 305 km/h (189.5 mph).
Make: Porsche. Price: $146,900. Summary: Finally, The Panemera Looks The Business. Vitals: 550 hp at 5750 – 6000 rpm.
The second generation of the Panamera, which Porsche launched at a lavish event in Berlin, takes everything a step forward: It’s slightly bigger, it’s more powerful, it’s said to perform better, and it’s fitted with a cutting-edge man-machine interface. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 in the Panamera Turbo is good for 550 horsepower. The new Panamera’s performance encroaches on supercar territory. The Turbo manages 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds and the optional Sport Chrono package shaves off a further 0.2 second thanks to its launch-control function. Stated top speed is 180 mph for the 4S and 190 mph for the Turbo.