Once you step up to the luxury category, regardless of the cylinder count of your engine, it has to be pumping close to 300 horsepower or better to be considered credible. Time was, you had to go V8 to see that kind of power, but times change, things get better and engines get more powerful.
Most of your better V6 engines will easily pump out 300 horsepower these days particularly when fitted with direct fuel injection and a pair of turbochargers. In fact it’s very possible to get a reliable 600 horsepower out of a six-cylinder powerplant.
Of course, there’s more to luxury than just power. We’re talking the latest in “take the load off the driver so he/she can focus on road” technology; along with all of the other indispensable attributes of a luxury car. These include premium materials like leather, genuine wood, aluminum, or carbon fiber trim. Nearly infinitely adjustable heated (and preferably cooled) seats are indispensable too. While we’re at it, a heated steering wheel is a nice touch too.
So, now that we’ve outlined the basics of what each of the cars on our list brings to the parking lot, let’s get into their specifics, shall we?
What follows is our list of the Ten Best V-6 Luxury sedans for 2012.
By the way, there are so many great cars in this category, when it came down to it, we simply couldn’t narrow it down to just ten. Thus, the official name of this list is The 10 Best V6 Luxury Sedans of 2012 (plus one).