$75,000-$150,000 Buyer's Guide 2014

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
Base Price: $128,860, $143,860 (Roadster)
Engine: 4.7L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 430 hp, 361 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automated manual (optional)
0-100 km/h: 4.5 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 16.3 / 10.4
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FMR
Top Speed: 305 km/h
What's new? 7-speed paddle shift automatic, springs, dampers, dynamic stability control
Website: astonmartin.com

Audi RS5 Cabriolet

Audi RS 5 Cabriolet
Base Price: $87,000
Engine: 4.2L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 450 hp, 317 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.1 sec
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.7 / 9.2; 13.6 / 9.6
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 280 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Largely unchanged for 2014
Website: audi.ca

Audi-RS-7

Audi RS 7
Base Price: $115,000
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 560 hp, 516 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.1 sec
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.8 / 8.3
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 280 km/h
What's new? All-new model for 2014
Website: audi.ca

audi-s6

Audi S6 / S7
Base Price: $85,500 / $92,100
Engine: 4.0L turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 420 hp, 406 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 12.7 / 8.3
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Mild design updates
Website: audi.ca

Audi s8

Audi S8
Base Price: $131,400
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 520 hp, 481 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.1 sec
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.8 / 8.3
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Facelift and full LED headlights
Website: audi.ca

BMW 7 Series

BMW 750i xDrive / ActiveHybrid 7
Base Price: $112,700 / $140,600
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 / 3.0L turbocharged V6 hybrid
Horsepower / Torque: 443 hp, 480 lb-ft / 315 hp, 332 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec. / 5.9
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.4 / 8.3; 9.2 / 6.4
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR / FA
Top Speed: 240 km/h / 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Dynamic digital instrument cluster standard (except ActiveHybrid), ConnectedDrive, optimized voice control, sound and package upgrades
Website: bmw.ca

BMW-M5

BMW M5
Base Price: $101,500
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 560 hp, 500 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic, 6-speed manual (no-cost option)
0-100 km/h: 4.3 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 15.5 / 9.8
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? New Competition Package brings engine output to 575 hp, full LED headlights, three-spoke steering wheel
Website: bmw.ca

BMW M6 Gran Coupe

BMW M6 / M6 Gran Coupe
Base Price: $124,900 / $127,900
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 560 hp, 500 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic, 6-speed manual (special request only)
0-100 km/h: 4.2 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.2 / 8.6
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Gran Coupe is all new for 2014, standard soft close automatic doors, Competition package ($6,500) adds re-engineered suspension, M Dynamic mode and 15 hp
Website: bmw.ca

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe / S Coupe / R Coupe
Base Price: TBA
Engine: 3.0L supercharged V6 / 5.0L supercharged V8 (R Coupe)
Horsepower / Torque: 340 hp / 332 lb-ft; 380 hp / 339 lb-ft; 550 hp / 502 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.3 sec., 4.9 sec., 4.1 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): TBA
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 260 km/h, 275 km/h, 300 km/h (electronically restricted)
What's new? All-new model
Website: jaguar.com/ca

Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type V6
Base Price: $76,900, $88,900 (F-Type S)
Engine: 3.0L supercharged V6
Horsepower / Torque: 340 hp, 332 lb-ft; 380 hp , 339 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.3 sec., 4.9 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy):10.4 /7.1; 10.8 / 7.3
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 260 km/h, 275 km/h (restricted)
What's new? All aluminum F-Type Coupe unveiled at LA Auto Show
Website: jaguar.com/ca

Jaguar-XFR-S

Jaguar XFR- S
Base Price: $104,500
Engine: 5.0L supercharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 550 hp, 502 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.6 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 15.6 / 10.2 (est.)
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 300 km/h (restricted)
What's new? New for 2014 model year
Website: jaguar.com/ca

Maserati-Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli
Base Price: $75,000, $85,000 (S model) (est.)
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6
Horsepower / Torque: 330 hp, 369 lb-ft; 403 hp, 406 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h:5.6 sec., 5.0 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 14.0 / 7.1; 15.0 / 7.7
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 263 km/h; 285 km/h
What's new? New model for 2014, wheel design
Website: maserati.com

Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte S Q4
Base Price: $108,500
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6
Horsepower / Torque: 410 hp, 406 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 15.3/ 7.07
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 283 km/h
What's new? Refreshed design for 2014
Website: maserati.com

Mercedes Benz CLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC
Base Price: $113,500
Engine: 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 550 hp, 531 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 3.7 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.6 / 8.6
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? 4MATIC standard for first time, power boost, temporary manual M transmission mode
Website: mercedes-benz.ca

Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC
Base Price: $103,000
Engine: 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 577 hp, 590 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 3.6 sec
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 14.7 / 10.2
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Refreshed design, numerous safety, alert system updates
Website: mercedes-benz.ca

Mercedes-S AMG

Mercedes-Benz S 550 4MATIC
Base Price: $106,600 (short wheelbase), $115,200 (long wheelbase)
Engine: 4.6L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 449 hp, 516 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 9.1 / 8.6
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 210 km/h (restricted)
What's new? All new for 2014, Parktronic, collision prevention and intelligent headlights standard, temporary manual M transmission mode
Website: mercedes-benz.ca

Mercedes Benz SL

Mercedes-Benz SL 550
Base Price: $123,400
Engine: 4.7L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 429 hp, 516 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.6 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.9 / 8.1
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 210 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Temporary manual M transmission mode, COMMAND Nav w/ online functionality, Split view and Night View optional, faster AMG model
Website: mercedes-benz.ca

Mercedes Benz SLK AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
Base Price: $80,700
Engine: 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 415 hp, 398 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.6 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.9 / 7.3
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 250 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Temporary manual M transmission mode, various accessory options
Website: mercedes-benz.ca

Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R
Base Price: $106,930, $116,565 (Black Edition)
Engine: 3.8L twin-turbo V6
Horsepower / Torque: 545 hp, 463 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 2.9 sec. (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 12.9 / 9.2
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 315 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Track Edition, upgraded fuel injectors, oil pan baffle, interior features
Website: nissan.ca

Porsche 911 Carerra S

Porsche 911 Carrera S
Base Price: $112,800, $117,460 (PDK)
Engine: 3.8-litre, flat 6-cylinder
Horsepower / Torque: 400 hp, 310 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed manual, 7-speed automatic (optional)
0-100 km/h: 4.5 sec., 4.3 sec. (PDK)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.1 / 7.2
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: RR
Top Speed: 304 km/h (restricted)
What's new? 50th Anniversary edition
Website: porsche.ca

Porsche-Cayman-S

Porsche Cayman S
Base Price: $72,900, $76,560 (PDK)
Engine: 3.4L 6-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 325 hp, 273 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual / 7-speed automatic (PDK)
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.7 / 8.4
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: MR
Top Speed: 325 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Redesigned for 2014
Website: porsche.ca

Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera GTS / S E-Hybrid
Base Price: $129,400 / $113,300
Engine: 4.8L V8 / 3.0L V6 hybrid
Horsepower / Torque: 440 hp, 384 lb-ft / 416 hp, 435 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic / 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.4 sec. / 5.5 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.5 / 8.2; TBD
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Top Speed: 288 km/h / 270 km/h (restricted)
What's new? Long wheelbase Executive mode, S E-Hybrid, variable-ratio steering, style updates
Website: porsche.com/canada

Porsche-911-GT3

Porsche 911 GT3
Base Price: $148,800
Engine: 3.8L flat 6-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 475 hp, 325 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 3.5 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 18.9 / 8.9
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: RR
Top Speed: 315 km/h
What's new? New 991 body style, active rear-axle steering, active suspension, variable-locking differential
Website: porsche.com

Viper SRT

SRT Viper
Base Price: $99,995, $119,995 (GTS)
Engine: 8.4L V10
Horsepower / Torque: 640 hp, 600 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed close-ratio manual
0-100 km/h: 3.5 sec. (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 19.6 / 12.4
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Top Speed: 332 km/h
What's new? Rain Mode, Time Attack model (see Track Car section), lighter carbon fibre hood, roof, decklid and aluminum door panels
Website: drivesrt.ca

Tesla-Model-S

Tesla Model S
Base Price: $83,820 (60 kWh), $104,470 (P85 Performance)
Engine: Three-phase, four-pole AC induction motor with copper rotor
Horsepower / Torque: 302 hp, 317 lb-ft; 416 hp, 443 lb-ft
Transmission: Single-speed fixed gear
0-100 km/h: 6.2 sec., 4.4 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 370 km range; 480 km range
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: RR
Top Speed: 200 km/h; 210 km/h (est.)
What's new? New P85 Performance package
Website: teslamotors.com

Volvo-S60-Polestar

Volvo S60 Polestar / V60 Polestar (Wagon)
Base Price: TBA ($75,000 est.)
Engine: 3.0L turbocharged 6-cyl.
Horsepower & Torque: 350 hp, 369 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): TBA
Engine & Drivetrain Layout: FA
What's new? New model to Canada, Brembo 6-piston front calipers, 80% stiffer springs, available June 2014
Website: volvocanada.com

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