How Well Can You Identify Luxury Cars?

By: Craig
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About This Quiz

Luxury cars come in many forms. It's not just those big executive types that are considered luxury anymore. Now sportscars and SUVs have joined the ranks of the luxury car. But will you be able to identify them from a single image?

The largest of Audi's SUV offerings, the Q7 is not only fun to drive but it is comfortable and packed with many features. It is also extremely safe.

Introduced in 1977, the BMW is the flagship of the company's executive luxury range. It is currently in its sixth generation, which includes an M performance option, reintroduced in 2014.

Launched in 1996, only 448 Ferrari 500's were ever made. This timeless design was powered by a 5.5-liter V12 capable of producing 485 break horsepower.

Although still operating from the United Kingdom, Jaguar is owned by the India company, Tata, which acquired the marque in 2008. The Jaguar F type first hit the market in 2013. This sports car is available as both a 2-door roadster and fastback coupe.

One of Jeep’s top-selling models, the Grand Cherokee was first introduced in 1992. It is currently in its fourth generation. Worldwide sales figures for the Cherokee reached just over 277,000 units in 2015.

Built between 1980 and 1999, the Silver Spirit is the epitome of luxury. Four distinct marks were produced during this vehicle's 19-year history with the final version, the Mark IV powered by a 6.75 L Rolls-Royce L410 V8 engine.

Fairly popular in Europe, the Lexus GS is not a massive seller in the United States. The GS offers a beautiful interior and acres of space for both driver and passenger alike and has a number of standard features. Of course, cars from the luxury division of Toyota are not cheap with almost $40,000 price difference between the entry level and top of the range model.

Brilliant performance, a beautiful and refined interior, tons of features but below par gas mileage is what to expect from the 2018 Mercedes Benz E Class. This posh German manufacturer's vehicles are always stunning but of course, that comes at a price higher than most other manufacturers in the segment. Despite the price, over 100,000 units were sold in the States in the last two years.

The Cayenne, a luxury crossover SUV, certainly raised eyebrows when it was released in 2002. It produced a number of firsts in that it was the first four-door vehicle ever produced and the first off-road machine designed and built by Porsche.

Acura is the luxury division of Honda. The TLX is a mid-sized luxury car and is well priced to compete against its rivals such as the Audi A6 and the Mercedes Benz E-Class. The TLX comes as both a front-wheel and all-wheel drive, although it is let down by run-of-the-mill base engine options as well as having less cargo space than its rivals.

This popular executive was introduced by the German auto manufacturer in 1994. The current model, the B9, is the sixth incantation and offers a range of engine options from 1.8-liter to 3.0-liter. The top of the range S4 is a beast, capable of a 0-60 mph time of just over 4 seconds.

A compact car from BMW, the 2 Series has a range of body styles including a coupe, active tourer and grand tourer. It was first introduced in 2010.

Often forgotten between the F40 and the Enzo, the F50 was one of the top sports cars of the 1990s. It was designed as part of the marque's 50th-anniversary celebrations.

Jaguars are always stylish and the X300 is no different. Here is a car that exudes Jaguar class. And it became a popular '90s car for those who could afford it.

The first luxury 4x4 sold by Jeep, Wagoneers were produced for a period of 28 years, from 1963 to 1991. Even though this was a massive vehicle, the 4x4 performed admirably off-road and even won the Sno*Drift Rally of 1974.

Founded in 1910, Alfa Romeo was formed by Ugo Stella in Milan. Alfa makes some of the most beautiful cars ever conceived, none more so than the Quadrifoglio. But it doesn’t only look good. The Quadrifoglio races from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds thanks to its 2.9-litre turbo gas engine which produces 503 brake horsepower

First introduced in 2009, the Ghost from Rolls Royce is a luxury four-door saloon. It takes its name from the first Rolls Royce ever produced and is currently in its second generation. Interestingly, the Ghost is powered by a BMW N74 6.6 L twin-turbo V12 that produces 563 bhp.

The Lexus LS 400 debuted in 1990. This 4-door sedan quickly became a firm favorite, providing both luxury and Toyota's famed reliability. Interestingly, development of this car had started as far back as 1983.

The Aviator debuted on American roads in 2002 and was produced for a three-year period up until 2005. This luxury mid-sized SUV was powered by a 4.6 L DOHC Modular V8 engine and variants included a 2-wheel drive as well as an all-wheel-drive version. Over 70,000 were sold by 2005.

With its ample cargo space, incredible variety of power plants, impressive handling and refined luxury, the Audi A7 is an impressive part of the German manufacturer's fleet. Another impressive aspect is the ton of features the vehicle comes standard with.

Now in its seventh generation, the 5-series was introduced in 1972. Larger than the 3-series, this was the first model to use the number naming convention employed by BMW to this day.

This incredible-looking sports car was produced by Jaguar between 1992 and 1994. Powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, only 275 were made.

Although it had a strange shape (often called the clown shoe) the M Coupe was another winner from BMW in the 1990s. Released in 1998, the first generation was powered by a 3.2-liter straight -six engine.

Regarded as one of the best off-roaders ever produced by Jeep, the Wrangler compact nature means it can often go where bigger off-roaders can’t. Those tucked away, tight trails – this is where the Wrangler will excel. It offers excellent tires, a six-speed gearbox with a 4:1 transfer case and an inline six engine capable of producing all the torque you will ever need.

Released in 1994 and produced for the next decade, this British sports car is the epitome of cool. After all, it is the choice of James Bond. Over 7,000 were produced, with two engine options available, including a 5.9-liter V12.

This grand tourer model has been in production from Bentley since 2003. It is available as both a 2-door fastback and coupe. The Continental is powered by a 6.0-liter twin turbo engine capable of producing up to 600 brake horsepower.

Probably least fancied by many as a luxury large-sized car, the LaCrosse will surprise some. It has an excellent safety rating, very impressive gas mileage numbers, handles well and offers a comfortable ride. The LaCrosse is real dark horse that should not be underestimated.

With a ten-speed transmission, the 2018 Escalade provides excellent towing capacity. This is also helped by a V8 engine that packs some punch. The interior of this Caddy is top class, but for passengers in the third row of seats, things get a little cramped. And for a vehicle of this size, storage space is a poor.

A real looker, the SJ was only for the rich and famous. After all, it was produced during the Depression, so the man in the street was certainly not going to get behind the wheel. These cars had a supercharged motor and were capable of traveling at over 100 mph.

The H3 model of the Hummer was introduced in 2005 and is by far the smallest of the Hummer models. Three engine options were available for the H3, with most powerful a 5.3 liter V8 which produced 300 brake horsepower.

Introduced by BMW in 1975, the 3-series is one of the German car makers top-selling brands. In fact, worldwide, over two million of these vehicles have been sold in the last 60 months.

This luxury roadster was marketed by Cadillac between 2003 and 2009. It has two engine options including the 4.4-liter Northstar Supercharged V8. Over 15,000 XLRs were sold until 2009.

A modern '60s throwback, this muscle car takes design features from all the classics and packages them together with a 6.4-liter V8 LS9 engine from General Motors which produces 640 brake horsepower. It will set you back a cool $250,000, however.

The i3 is an electric vehicle offering from BMW. Obviously, people buy cars such as these to have as little impact on the environment as possible but as you would expect from a BMW model, the i3 offers so much more. Performance and handling are both impressive while the interior is top class. This is the perfect car for the environmentally conscious.

The Equus competed in the full-sized luxury class for manufacturer, Hyundai. It was built between 1999 and 2016, with the second generation featuring two limited editions as well as a limousine. The Equus is powered by a V8 engine which produces over 400 brake horsepower.

Formed in 1922 by Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley, the Swallow Sidecar Company was the forerunner to Jaguar. Under the name SS Jaguar, they started producing two models, the SS 90 and SS 100. One of their much-loved vehicles, the XJ Coupe was built between 1975 and 1978. These were available as both a six- and twelve-cylinder option and over 8,000 were sold.

Known for their sports cars, the LM002 was a massive departure for Lamborghini. It was built between 1986 and 1993 with 328 made. Interestingly, Pirelli were commissioned to make custom tires for the vehicle.

Developed in conjunction with the Formula 1 team, McLaren, the SLR made its debut in 2003 and was built until 2010. With a 5.4 L supercharged M155 SLR V8 under the hood and a manual gearbox, the SLR was somewhat of a monster and generated over 600 brake horsepower!

A hybrid sports car first seen in 2014, the i8 is not only good for the environment, but it is possibly one of the best looking cars on the road today. And for a hybrid, it is incredibly quick, going from 0-60 mph in just 4.4. seconds.

As the luxury brand of Nissan, Infiniti offers top-quality cars but a little pricier than other vehicles in their respective segments. The Q70 is certainly not cheap, even at entry level but it does offer a host of onboard features, ample space for cargo and passengers and an excellent fuel-efficient hybrid engine.

The Phanton is a name synonymous with Rolls Royce and has been in production since the 1920s. The latest model, released in 2017, is a luxury four-door saloon powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12.

The most expensive model from BMW, the Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011. It has a range of powerplant options, including diesel and petrol, with the biggest engine being a 4.4-liter S63 V8 twin-turbo.

This four-seat grand tourer was produced between 2011 and 2016. It is powered by a 6.3-liter F140 V12 engine which propels the FF to 208 mph and 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds. Only 2,291 were produced.

BMW M models have a reputation as some of the finest passenger cars ever produced. The M5 was no different, but this was also a beast thanks to its 400 brake horsepower V8 engine.

One of the most expensive cars ever produced, only 18 Ageras were produced between 2011 and 2014, although production did continue into 2017. The Agera One:1, the most potent model produced features a 5.0-liter engine pushing out over 1,300 brake horsepower.

Produced between 2002 and 2012, the Maybach Laundalet was named after a revived body style that was popular in the 1920s. Interestingly, the front and rear seats are divided by a window which can be raised and lowered. Projected sales figures for these Maybach models were never reached and the brand disappeared in 2013.

One of the most expensive luxury cars in the world, the S63 AMG is powered by a Mercedes-Benz M156 V8 engine which produces 518 brake horsepower. Of course, the interior of this vehicle is as luxurious as you would expect from a Mercedes.

Designed by Ian Callum, the Jaguar XJ X351 first revved in anger in 2010 and is still currently in production. This full-sized four-door luxury saloon has numerous power options, with the most powerful a 5.0 L V8 petrol supercharged engine producing 542 brake horsepower.

A four-door saloon car with epic performance – yes that’s the Maserati Quattroporte! The history of this model traces back to 1963, but the current model, the VI really stands out. The top of the range model features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes out an astonishing 523 brake horsepower!

Interestingly, the 911 GT3 has a flat six engine. It still goes like the clappers, however. This beautiful sports car first appeared in 1999 and is built to this day.

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