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Upper-Large Cars Under $100k

Chrysler 300
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  • Stupendous engine and exhaust note; tactile engine that works nicely with new eight-speed automatic; 300 SRT model jam packed with features.

  • One of the thirstiest performance sedans on the market; audible drone at highway speeds and feels heavy through corners.

Upper-Large Cars Over $100k

Mercedes-Benz S500
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  • Stunning design, works better as a convertible than a coupe; S500 is all you need in a car like this; effortless power and fingertip driving ease

  • Long wheelbase means some rattles over harsher bumps; aircon can't quite cope with Australian summer temps; you had better start saving...

Porsche Panamera
  • Performance rules over any green point-scoring; Indelible sporting character shines through despite size and weight; Spacious and high-quality interior

  • Inconsistent brake feel; Short real-world EV range; Hard to justify alongside the truly excellent non-hybrid model

BMW 7 Series
  • Richly appointed interior; Impressively swift performance; Lovely to drive, but even better as a passenger

  • Occasionally queasy ride in Comfort Plus setting; Rear leg room is not very generous; Warranty shortfall compared to mainstream brands

Audi A8
  • Whisper-quiet road manners; Luxury defined; Next-generation infotainment; Fast enough for what it is; The back row; All-wheel steering a boon

  • Twin touchscreens fiddly to use now rotary dialler is consigned to the parts bin; Sat-nav not the most accurate... Needs an update; Conservative styling