MIGHTY HORSEPOWER

WAG spent an afternoon with some of the area’s top luxury car dealers to uncover the hottest wheels around.

WAG MARCH: WHEELS

Gary Turco

General Manager

Mercedes-Benz of White Plains

“Our hottest wheels on the floor right now is the 2012 CL55O 4Matic. It is the ultimate combination of engineering, luxury and styling. It gives you everything you could ever want in a car. It’s the highest end of luxury as well as being a great sports car. You choose this car over the other high end competition because of the 125 years of innovations in safety and quality built into each car.”

2013 CL550 4Matic

Specs:

4.6-liter V8

429 lbs. of horsepower

516 lbs. of torque

Zero to 60 in 4.8 seconds

Performs between 15-22 mpg

4MATIC Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

From $114,100*

Michel Meunier

Audi Brand Specialist

New Country Audi of Greenwich

“The R8 is the hottest wheels out there right now. It’s a very hard car to compare to competitors. Anyone who knows racing will love that you can drive this car as a race-car driver would. This car is in the same family as the Lamborghini or the Ferraris. It is a truly exotic sports car. This car is fully loaded from the get-go, and with the four-wheel drive Quattro system, you will stick to the road with full control. The feel and road handling is beyond compare.”

2012 Audi R8 5.2

5.2 liter FSI V10

525 lbs. of horsepower

391 lbs. of torque

Zero-60 mph in 3.7 seconds

Performs between 12-19 mpg

Quattro fulltime four-wheel drive

From $149,000*

Ben Elhrich

Jaguar Sales Specialist

White Plains Jaguar

“The 2012 Jaguar XJ is our hottest car. You would want to get this car over the competition in that a Jaguar is an experience. It’s a car you get in and automatically turns heads. It doesn’t blend with anything else. A Jaguar with more luxury and more features means that this is the luxury ride to be reckoned with.”

2012 Jaguar XJ SuperSport

5.0 Liter AJ-V8 Gen III Supercharged

510 lbs. of horsepower

461 lbs. of torque

Zero-60mph in 4.7 seconds

Performs between 15-21 mpg

From $111,200*

Angel Caban

Lexus Head Product Specialist

Ray Catena Lexus

“Our 2012 GS350 is the most modern luxury car around today. On top of an amazing luxury ride and being very sporty, it’s fully equipped with a joyful helping of technology, able to link with any smartphone on the market. This is the luxury car for those gadget-obsessed. This car reads out your emails and text messages, searches Bing through voice, has access to apps. You can access Facebook in the dash. This car is all about the features and experience for the owner.”

2013 Lexus GS350 F-Sport

DOHC 24-valve V-6

305 lbs. of horsepower

274 lbs. of torque

Zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds

From $55,000*

Mike Killeen

Porsche Lead Sales Professional

Danbury Porsche

“Our hottest car is the brand new 911. It’s an entirely new platform for our hottest model. This version of the classic 911 has a lighter alloy frame, wider body and is lower to the ground. This car gets to 60 in 3.9 seconds and has virtually no under-steer. You roll into corners like butter. This sleek new 911 offering is a wonder to drive. It doesn’t matter if you’re carving through New England turns, on the straightaway in LA or at the track. It’s the highest class of performance vehicles.”

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S

3.8 liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder aluminum engine

400 lbs. of horsepower

325 lbs. of torque

Zero-60mph in 3.9 seconds

From $ 96,400*

Tim Byrne

General Sales Manager

BMW of Darien

“…The new 6 Series has been completely redesigned. It’s a spectacular car to drive; it’s an exclusive among the ultimate driving machines. It’s a very special car that you have to drive to experience. This is a car that brings together the best of sport and luxury. I was recently featured in the movie ‘Mission Impossible: ghost Protocol.’ It is a real head turner, state of the art and just a simply gorgeous automobile…”

2012 BMW 650i Turbocharged

Specs:

4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8

400 lbs of horsepower

450 lbs of torque

Zero to 60 in  4.9-second

Performs between 15-22 mpg

4MATIC Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

From $110,000*

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