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Luxury Cars for the Refined Gentleman

From gran tourers to ultra-luxury SUVs, these are the models that suit the different kinds of gentleman.
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Different men have different passions, different fields of interest. But practically all of them appreciate luxury cars. Here, we match some of this year's latest models to each kind of T&C man.

THE BMW 8 SERIES

For the Active Businessman

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There are many cars for the business executive, but only a few suit the active entrepreneur. This type of man enjoys a more inconspicuous vehicle that offers a lot more horsepower under the hood. BMW's second-generation 8-Series has been a long time coming, 20 years to be exact, and it doesn't disappoint. The all-new vehicle combines all that an active businessman needs: Performance, technology, and luxury. It puts out 523 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. torque, making it powerful enough to go from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and to a top speed of 155 mph. The 8-Series is equipped with BMW's Live Cockpit Professional, going beyond the typical instrument panel and infotainment system to ensure safety, convenience, and effortless driving while the comfort comes in with the premium Merino Individual leather exterior.

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THE ASTON MARTIN DB11 V8

For the Movie Buff

One character in movie history comes to mind when Aston Martin is brought up: James Bond. For the refined movie buff, the manufacturer’s newest DB11 V8 will be the quintessential automobile. The DB11 V8 is Aston’s ultimate gran tourer, powered by a 4.0-litre Mercedes-Benz M177 twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Developed with Mercedes-Benz, it can accelerate to 100 km/h in just four seconds with a top speed of 301 km/h.

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THE MERCEDES-BENZ MAYBACH S-CLASS

For the Dapper Man

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Stylish and sleek, the dapper man has a refined taste and nothing suits him like a classic Mercedes-Benz. The Maybach S-Class has a long history of both style and practicality. It’s been dubbed as the “gentleman’s choice” for its comfort, exclusivity, and exquisite equipment.

THE SUBARU FORESTER

For the Outdoor Junkie

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The Subaru Forester will make the perfect companion for the outdoor junkie. From camping trips to hiking adventures, the Forester makes the most practical choice. Though a compact SUV, it manages to be spacious enough to carry all the outdoor essentials you need. As a Subaru, the Forester has a lot of safety features with the EyeSight technology as it’s most notable, assisting drivers for a safer and more efficient experience.

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THE FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST

For the Discerning Man

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The discerning gentleman lives life at its best. He prefers the finest whether it be clothes, entertainment, food, or anything else. For cars, there's nothing quite like the Ferrari 812 Superfast. The Italian luxury sports car manufacturer's newest beast promises great performance and luxury comfort, with 6.5-litre V12 powered engine that unleashes 800 constant velocity. Not one detail was spared for this year's model. A look inside shows a completely redesigned with a sportier, advanced look, highlight by the sophisticated horizontal dashboard, that matches the car's sleek exterior.

THE MASERATI LEVANTE

For the Family Man


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It's an unconventional choice, yet one that fits all of a family's needs. The Maserati Levante feels and drives like a sports car, all while being an SUV. It's perfect for the father who requires style while running errands, attending to his family, and going cross country for long weekends. The 2018 model is powered by electric power steering which makes it fuel efficient and requires little effort to drive. The switch is linked to electronic driver aids such as Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, and Traffic Sign Recognition. This type of gentleman will only have to worry about keeping the 3.0-liter V6 gas engine's 345 horses and 500 Nm of torque under control.

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THE ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN

For the Luxurious Thrill-Seeker

This man is the type to charge toward adventure in style and comfort. Named after one of the most remarkable stones ever discovered, the Cullinan Diamond, Rolls-Royce presents it's first all-terrain SUV. No other off-road-capable vehicle provides the luxury that the British luxury automobile maker is known for. The Cullinan is powered by a V12 engine that delivers 563 hp and 850 Nm of torque, and it allows you to have your champagne and drink it too, with a center console that can be outfitted with whisky glasses, champagne flutes, and a refrigerator. A simple button unleashes all of the Cullinan's power, allowing it to drive through any terrain—from the Scottish highlands to Arabian deserts and even Austrian mountains.

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THE PORSCHE MACAN

For the Young Professional

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The young professional needs a compact SUV and the newly revealed Porsche Macan is a perfect match. The Macan combines sportiness, design, and functionality. Inside, you'll see Porsche's Communication Management system which is highlighted by a center console touchscreen. Many of the details remain unknown but the Macan reportedly includes a Sport Response button and a Traffic Jam Assist function.

THE VOLVO S90

For the Practical Urbanite

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The is for the bachelor who needs a car that drives through the city smoothly. Volvo’s S90 is by no means a sports car but as a sedan, it’s fun to drive. It’s powered by a gasoline V6, and with twin turbochargers, it churns out a lot of torque. With all the promise of safety and comfort, it could even double as a family car down the line. The Pilot Assist feature is notable for making driving through highways less tiresome.

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