The family sedan has gotten a deservedly bad rap over the years. So many automakers have put an emphasis on filling the sedan category with safe cars that give great fuel mileage and some excellent equipment to make use of but forgot about the one thing that makes driving fun to do; horsepower. Regardless of your personality, getting behind a car that allows you to stick a tricky curve at top speeds and reach sixty mph in a short amount of time is fun and seems to have been forgotten on sedans for many years. I am here to tell you that there are some manufacturers who did not forget and know the parents who have to drive these family haulers are still the exciting driving loving auto owners they have always been. With that thought in mind, here are the highest horsepower sedans for 2016 that will allow anyone to find some excitement on the road, even if it’s just when you take the long way home from work.
With the Audi models you can expect the S lineup to make a showing and the first on the list is the S7 which is a beautiful large luxury sedan from Audi with a sport suspension and handling as well as a great engine. The S7 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that carries in 450 horsepower. Whether it’s a ride through the hills or just a few times when there is no traffic between you and your destination, the S7 gives you a great car to drive and enjoy the ride.
It seems we are starting a pattern on this list with the Audi S models. The great feature about the S6 over the S7 is the size. This car comes with an awesome interior as all Audis do, but with a bit of a smaller overall size the S6 is lighter and more agile than the S7, giving it a slight leg up especially when it is powered by the same high horsepower engine as the S7. Another benefit to being smaller is an increase in the fuel mileage, even though for this particular list we don’t care at all about fuel mileage.
The ATS is an awesome car. With Cadillac trying to really appeal to the younger crowd, this is certainly one of the best cars to do just that. As the ATS-V has borrowed an engine from the Alpha platform and is powered by a 3.6-liter twin turbocharged V6 that brings in 464 horsepower. Add to this power the precision handling that has been part of Cadillac for year and the new angular styling that makes this car offer a design that will attract and entice any driver and it’s easy to see how this sedan will be one of the favorites on the market this next year.
The flagship model from Audi makes for some amazing features including power. This large executive luxury sedan can easily head out to the track and give many sports cars a run for their money with its 500 horsepower from the 6.3-liter W12 engine. Of course as a car that can be and usually will be driven by a chauffeur the A8 makes for one seriously luxurious sedan with its rear massaging chairs and reclining seats that are perfect for relaxation or getting a business deal done.
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Maybach S600
This is the real deal as a car that requires a driver. As the owner you are nearly forbidden from every touching the steering wheel or entering the front seat and why would you want to, this car is full of every luxury you can imagine including fluted champagne glasses to ensure you and your guests are comfortable and pampered. Of course one reason to enter the front and drive this beast is the 523 horsepower that comes from the 6.0-liter twin turbocharged V12 engine giving you one of the smoothest and most powerful riding sedans on the market today.
The M indicates this is the top model and sports machine from BMW. The M6 is one of the favorites for its perfect size and awesome power. This is the mid-large size that is filled with awesome features and makes driving as fun as it can get with the amazing handling and suspension. You can’t have a great driving sport luxury model without an amazing engine and this one happens to be a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 that delivers an awesome 560 horsepower of power to experience a precise, powerful and exciting ride.
Audi RS 7
Yes there is an Audi level that is more powerful than the S line and it’s the RS. This is one of the most significant improvement Audi has made over the years and this car is more stylish and sporty than the S7 or A7 giving you one of the most luxurious sport sedans on the market. The RS 7 has a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 under the hood to bring about 560 horsepower and make the car scream down the road in fantastic style and awesome luxury.
From fuel efficient to powerful the E-Class spans the spectrum with great style and grace in the highly attractive shape that has become a signature of Mercedes-Benz sophistication. The E-Class at the top of the power chart is powered by a 5.5-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that spits out 577 horsepower. Couple this with the handling that is nearly intuitive and self-driving and you get a car that is one of the most fun to drive on any road.
Now this car has a much different style than the E-Class. The CLS benefits from a longer look that has a lower angled hood and a swept back roofline which curves down to the rear bumper and makes the car one of the sportiest sedans on the road today. This look coupled with the same engine found in the highest horsepower E-Class brings you a car that can be the absolute epitome of joy for you to drive, park, step in and out of and shout “I have arrive” without saying a single word.
BMW 6 Series
At the top end of the 6 Series spectrum is a more powerful engine than even what the M6 has to offer. This gives this sedan a great engine to power its size down the road and offer you the smooth drive and precise handing you want to have for heading down any road in this amazing new super luxury sedan. The power for the 6 Series comes from the 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that carries in 591 horsepower to give you one of the most exciting drives possible in a sedan.
This is the larger of the V sedans from Cadillac and one of the most amazing features of this awesome new Caddy is the Corvette engine that is found inside. This engine is the top of the platform 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine that gives you a full 640 horsepower. This power ensures the CTS-V can easily handle many other cars on any track in the world and come out on top in most cases. The power, performance and awesome style of this car is made to attract buyers across all age groups to come and see what’s new at Cadillac and fall in love once again with a brand that has been the premier in American luxury for many generations.
When you put fuel mileage aside and focus on what makes driving fun you see we get an awesome list of cars to drive. These high powered sedans give you everything you can ask for in a car as all of them are also top luxury players in their categories, giving you the amazing features and power you desire and deserve from your car.