Luxury, by its very nature, is utterly unnecessary, but that’s not to say it’s without its uses. Luxury cars like the ones on this list have more power, equipment and comfort than is strictly necessary, but they fulfil a vital role in the car industry.
As showcases for what can be done, luxury cars point to the future direction carmakers may take. It was only a few decades ago, for instance, that the expensive Mercedes S-Class was one of the first cars in the world to come with anti-lock brakes – a safety feature all cars must have by law today.
It’s also likely your current or next car will have Bluetooth connectivity, sat nav and a DAB radio; again, these are all systems that initially featured on high-end models, before trickling down to more attainable cars.