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Modern Luxury picks for some of the year’s hottest new rides.

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur grabs your attention both inside and out. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur grabs your attention both inside and out.

Some of the most exciting new rides are slated to hit the road in 2022. From the latest ultraluxury sedan to an American-made muscle machine, we present our picks for some of the year’s best new vehicles.

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Ultimate Full-Size Luxury Sedan: 2022 Bentley Flying Spur

Behold the 2022 Flying Spur from Bentley, arguably the most luxurious vehicle on the road today. Bentley’s relentless quest to eliminate noise, vibration and harshness from the driving experience reaches new heights as new technological breakthroughs in digitization allowed Bentley engineers to pinpoint 40 different components to optimize soundproofing material placement. The new Flying Spur also features an onboard air ionization system to eliminate dust or allergens in the air. Available with either a 542-horsepower eight-cylinder or 626-horsepower 12-cylinder engine, the Flying Spur’s performance is jaw-dropping, especially given its hefty weight. Look for the 2022 Flying Spur to land at Bentley dealers this fall with a starting price expected to be just under $200,000.

When it comes to sedans, Cadillac’s 2022 CT5-V Blackwing is anything but boring. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
When it comes to sedans, Cadillac’s 2022 CT5-V Blackwing is anything but boring.

Midsize High-Performance Luxury Sedan: 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

American muscle and luxury come together like never before in Cadillac’s new 2022 CT5-V Blackwing. The track-ready Caddy swallows a massive 668 horsepower with a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 under its hood, making the CT5-V Blackwing the most powerful production Cadillac has ever built. Each engine is signed by its maker, which is hand built in Bowling Green, Ky. Mash on the throttle and the Caddy blasts off from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of over 200 mph. The best part? The CT5-V Blackwing can be had with a six-speed manual transmission, a rarity in today’s increasingly automated world. Get behind the wheel at your local Cadillac dealer, with a starting price of $84,990.

Maserati continues to up the ante on automotive power with its MC20 supercar. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Maserati continues to up the ante on automotive power with its MC20 supercar.

Supercar: 2022 Maserati MC20

Maserati’s new MC20 is a stunning testament to the Italian brand’s racing DNA and design prowess. The soul of the MC20 is its 621-horsepower V-6, which catapults the 3,306-pound supercar from zero to 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 202 mph. The MC20’s butterfly doors make for a memorable entrance, while two 10-inch display screens adorn the clearly driver-centric interior. Look for the new MC20 to reach Maserati dealers by this fall with a starting price expected to be around $210,000.

Infiniti is in the process of reinventing itself, and the new QX60 is a sign of great things to come. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Infiniti is in the process of reinventing itself, and the new QX60 is a sign of great things to come.

Midsize Luxury Crossover: 2022 Infiniti QX60

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Infiniti is embarking on a total model transformation, and the all-new 2022 QX60 is leading the charge. The luxurious seven-passenger crossover is designed around its occupants, featuring soft-touch materials, high-tech touch screens and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout. For growing families, the QX60 even features an innovative third-row seat that slides fore and aft without needing to remove a car seat. Luxurious semianiline quilted leather abounds, gracing even the upper dash panel. The 2022 QX60 is expected to be priced under $50,000 when it arrives at Infiniti dealers this fall.

Genesis has scored again with its highly impressive G70. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Genesis has scored again with its highly impressive G70.

Compact Luxury Sports Sedan: 2022 Genesis G70

Hot off the successful launch of its GV80 SUV, Genesis is at it again, giving its award-winning G70 compact luxury sports sedan an all-new look for 2022. Up front, the new G70 gets a distinctive grille, which is flanked by twin LED lamps that are angled upward like the wings on the Genesis badge. From the side, the G70 casts an aggressive shadow with its long hood and short overhangs, while the new quad taillamps give the G70 a unique look from the rear. Check out the 2022 G70, starting at $37,525 for the 252-horsepower 2.0 Turbo, at your local Genesis dealer.

Porsche continues to redefine just how fun an EV can be with the 2022 Taycan. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
Porsche continues to redefine just how fun an EV can be with the 2022 Taycan.

Electric Luxury Sedan: 2022 Porsche Taycan

It has never been easier to have your cake and eat it too. The all-electric Taycan from Porsche allows you to go green while also enjoying the thrilling performance with which Porsche is synonymous. The Taycan (pronounced tie-kahn) comes in a variety of performance levels, from the $79,900 base model Taycan to the $185,000 Turbo S, which will propel you from zero to 60 mph in a heart-stopping 2.6 seconds. The Taycan’s electric batteries offer a range between 200 miles and 227 miles for the 4S with the Performance Battery Plus. And with its 270-kilowatt Turbo Charging capacity, the Taycan can recharge to about 80% in just 23 minutes. The Taycan is available at Porsche dealers now.

When it comes to luxury SUVs, few makers can compete with Mercedes-Benz—and the new AMG GLS 63 is another stunner. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
When it comes to luxury SUVs, few makers can compete with Mercedes-Benz—and the new AMG GLS 63 is another stunner.

Full-Size High-Performance Luxury SUV: 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

The S-Class of SUVs, Mercedes-Benz’s 2022 AMG GLS 63 is a 603-horsepower, seven-passenger SUV that makes even the mundane grocery run seem memorable. An adjustable exhaust system gives the GLS a deep, throaty rumble at idle or even louder pops when it sprints from zero to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The GLS 63’s smooth ride is the result of a sophisticated air suspension system that combines with active anti-roll bars to keep the ride level and smooth even through tight corners or on bumpy roads. Check out the $132,100 AMG GLS 63 at your local Mercedes-Benz dealer today.

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