posted 6 years ago

Prestigious Grand Tourers From Only £24,500

Motoring.co.uk's new car database is the easiest place to find the best prestigious grand tourers on the market.

Motoring.co.uk's new car database is the easiest place to find the best prestigious grand tourers on the market. These fashionable lifestyle statements come in various shapes and sizes and deserve to be praised because of their stunning looks, exceptional handling, and sky-high image. So, which premium vehicles make the grade?

One of the finest GT cars available is the stunning Jaguar XK Coupe. This aluminium bodied beauty is proof that Jaguar can make a thoroughly modern vehicle, and it is listed in Motoring.co.uk's new car database from £57,995. The XK is available with two V8 engines, a 4.2-litre 300bhp and a 510bhp supercharged 5.0-litre. This latter variant roars to 62mph in 4.8 seconds and is capable of 155mph. Throw in thrilling handling and a cosseting ride and we have one of the most desirable mile munchers ever produced.

Another inspiring purchase is the Audi A5 Coupe. This two-door beast is available with a range of engines from the 1.8-litre turbocharged 157bhp four-cylinder, to the 4.2-litre 350bhp V8 fitted to the S5. However, the 3.0-litre 236bhp diesel is one of the better units as it offers a rare compromise between performance and economy. This model roars to 62mph in 5.9 seconds and averages an impressive 40mpg. This beautifully complements the sure-footed handling that makes the A5 tremendous fun to drive. Not bad for £24,720.

Now, whereas the Audi A5 and Jaguar XK are magnificent vehicles some motorists are instinctively drawn to BMW. Roll out the 6 Series. This GT may be associated with flashy adventurers but it is actually a highly credible machine. The handling is sporty and entertaining, the steering provides useful feedback, and the ride is smoother than an ocean liner.

Engines come in various flavours including the astonishing 5.0-litre 500bhp V10 and the more economical 3.0-litre 281bhp diesel. Both these units are smooth and refined and pack plenty of punch to thrill enthusiastic drivers. Good stuff, so all you need now is £55,405 - £66,435 to buy the thing.