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5 of the snazziest executive saloons for every budget

Lusting after a super stylish executive saloon? We got you covered!
Aug 15th 2016, 4:58 PM 940 0

SALOONS ARE STYLISH and classy and they never go out of fashion. They are much loved by Irish car buyers.

We’ve rounded up the best executive class saloons on offer, from the top-end dream car to the distinctly affordable.

Under €100k

2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition, €89,949

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First up, we have this 3.0-litre V6 four-door luxury saloon. With its distinctive looks this is most definitely a Marmite car, you either love it or hate it. The Panamera’s turbo charged powerplant makes 300hp and rolls on 20-inch Turbo II Panarmera sport wheels.

Under €75k

2016 BMW 520d GT M Sport, €61,995

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The BMW 520d Gran Turismo M Sport can be called a hatchback or a saloon, depending on how you choose to open the boot. You can open the whole thing up, like the boot of a hatchback or estate, or just the lower portion, leaving the rear window in place, like a saloon. This 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 184hp and does the 0-100km/h dash in 8.9 seconds.

Under €50k

2016 Jaguar XF Prestige, €48,950

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This Jaguar XF in Prestige trim sets the bar high for executive saloons with its classy exterior styling and equally classy interior. This car has a 180hp 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder diesel engine with eight-speed automatic ZF gearbox. The chassis on the XF as well as the steering is wonderful. A very engaging drive.

Under 30k

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2013 Audi A6 S Line, €29,950

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The Audi A6 in S Line trim is elegant on the outside and even better on the inside, with a fit and finish that ooze quality and luxury. This 2.0-litre TDI engine offers you 177hp, 380Nm of torque and is matted to the excellent seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission.

Under 15k

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, €14,950

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class mixes old school luxury with modern looks, both inside and out. It is a sturdy and handsome looking saloon with an attractive, spacious interior. This 2.1-litre CDI four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel 168hp engine is both fuel and emissions efficient and offers a refined ride.

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