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Here are the greatest European luxury cars ever made

In the automotive world, bigger doesn’t always mean better, but when it comes to the luxury segment, the bigger the vehicle, the more luxurious it can be. In the 60s and 70s there were so many intimidating big cars, especially in North America. But due to the recurring fuel crises, it just didn’t make sense to own these gas guzzlers. The same can be said for full-size SUVs and limousines, as they slowly faded with rising gasoline prices until their recent revival.

Creating a list of the greatest luxury cars ever made in Europe can be daunting, as there are so many clues to consider. What makes a vehicle great? Height? Weight? Length? Or a combination of all three? Some cars could be gigantic without being big. As more and more manufacturers aim to produce small cars that are comfortable inside, let’s see which luxury cars produced in Europe were the biggest.

Rolls Royce Phantom

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There are very few vehicles that come close to the Rolls Royce Phantom in luxury. With a starting price of $ 450,000 before you can start adding optional features, the Phantom is clearly designed for the super rich, and a hefty size matches its massive price tag.

Rolls Royce Phantom 2020
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The long-wheelbase version of the Phantom comes just a little short of the 20-foot mark. And, the limo isn’t light either; it weighs around 6000 pounds. But all that weight doesn’t stop it from hitting 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.

Audi A8L

Audi A8L
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Designed to challenge the luxurious Mercedes S-Class, the Audi A8L is equipped with a premium interior, endless comfort components and premium safety features. The car comes with features like a hands-free electric trunk, handwriting recognition and a 7-inch touchscreen.

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Sporty feel, great dynamics and buckets of legroom are some of its main selling points. The A8L is also one of the largest cars built in recent times, at 17 feet in length, and scoffs at the myth that Audi’s don’t live up to their luxury expectations.

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Bentley Mulsanne ISF

Bentley Mulsanne ISF
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Rolls Royce is not the only British manufacturer to make massive luxury cars. In 2010, Bentley unveiled the Mulsanne EWB, which is almost identical in size to the Rolls Royce Phantom. With a length of 229 inches and a weight of 6,065 pounds, this exotic sedan is not only huge, but also imposing.

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The Mulsanne is powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and produces an incredible 811 lb-ft of torque and 505 horsepower. Considering its size, hitting 0-100 km / h in 7 seconds isn’t a bad thing.

Dartz Kombat T-98

Dartz Kombat T-98
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The Dartz Kombat T-98 is quite different from all the luxury cars on this list. When Russian manufacturer Dartz built the armored vehicle, it had the world’s elite, top technocrats, and high-ranking corporate executives in mind.

Dartz Kombat T-98 Rear View
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With $ 200,000 you can get a T-98 with a V8 under its hood that can survive a direct hit from a rocket-propelled grenade. For $ 1.5 million you get additional gold-plated windows, ruby ​​/ diamond encrusted gauges, and bulletproof wheel hubs. The list got crazier when Dartz offered whale penis leather for the padding, but it sparked protests. The armored vehicle is 16.9 feet tall and weighs 8,267 pounds.

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Rolls Royce Cullinan

Rolls Royce Cullinan
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Rolls Royce launched its first SUV in 2018, and a peek inside the car reveals a palace on wheels. Rightly named after the greatest gemstone, the RR Cullinan is grand and majestic; no wonder the SUV is Rolls Royce’s best-selling SUV.

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Well, the SUV shares the same platform as the massive Phantom, so you can’t expect less. In fact, he is 17.5 feet tall and weighs 6,069 pounds. In addition, its height is slightly over 6 feet and its wheelbase is 10.81 feet.

Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4

Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4
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Designed for the toughest terrains, the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4 stands almost 8 feet tall and has a ground clearance of 17.2 inches. The G500 was intentionally built to be massive, and its 36.1-inch tires only reinforce that claim.

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Mercedes fitted the off-road with military-grade portal axles and it weighs 6,600 pounds. Don’t be fooled by all that weight; the G500 is surprisingly agile and performs best when off the beaten path.

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Bugatti Royale

Bugatti Royale unveiled
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In 1926 Bugatti designed what was perhaps the most luxurious car of the 1920s. The Bugatti 411 Royale was the company’s largest, most opulent and rugged car at the time, and it cost at least 10 times more than any other Bugatti at the time and was three times more expensive than contemporary limousines.

Bugatti Royale
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Only six models were built, and due to the global economic crisis, buyers were scarce. The limo was 19.6 feet tall and had a wheelbase of 14.7 feet.

Maybach 62 S Saloon

Maybach 62 S Saloon
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Maybach translates to luxury, and the 62 S Sedan was a grand palace of luxury. The sedan was 20 feet tall and powered by a twin-turbo V12 that produced 604 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.

Black Maybach 62 S sedan
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Passengers in the back seat could stretch out their full length while watching 9.5-inch “televisions” as the sedan cruised at 155 mph. The fully active suspension, along with custom 20-inch Michelin tires, ensured quiet and stable rides.

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Lamborghini LM002

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Lamborghini is well versed in the art of building small and fast supercars. However, in the mid-80s, the manufacturer deviated and decided to try their hand at something else. The LM002 was Lamborghini’s first ridiculous SUV, and it looked intimidating.

1991 Lamborghini LM002
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The truck was driven by a loud V12 engine borrowed from the iconic Countach which delivered 125 mph and was on sale until 1993. Lambo’s truck was 15.7 feet tall and weighed 5,934 pounds. Despite its bullish characteristics, the LM002 was quite luxurious on the inside.

Mercedes Maybach S650 Pullman

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The Mercedes-Maybach S650 Pullman is an extravagant limo, both in size and luxury. For Context, Maybach is Mercedes’ luxury brand, and the Pullman version of any Benz is always top of the line.

Mercedes Maybach S650 Pullman
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So with this combo you get a Mercedes that leans towards the extreme edge of luxury. Priced at $ 850,000, the Pullman S650 is over 255 feet long, giving passengers more than enough legroom. This large car is over 21 feet, making it Mercedes’ longest S-Class.

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