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DSCOTY '08: Luxury Cars
What is Dieselstation's Luxury car of the year?
Bentley Brooklands [ 10 ] ** [20.41%]
BMW Alpina B7 [ 13 ] ** [26.53%]
Jaguar XJ [ 15 ] ** [30.61%]
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe [ 11 ] ** [22.45%]
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post Feb 7 2008, 11:57 AM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '08 competition, please see this thread.

Bentley Brooklands
Base MSRP:
$200,000+ (est.)
Available Engines: 6.75 liter twin-turbocharged OHV 16-valve V8 with 530 HP and 774 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 10 City/20 Highway
Curb Weight: 5853 lbs.







BMW Alpina B7
Base MSRP:
$115,000
Available Engines: 4.4 liter supercharged DOHC 32-valve V8 with 500 HP and 516 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 14 City/21 Highway
Curb Weight: 4476 lbs.







Jaguar XJ
Base MSRP:
$64,500
Available Engines: 4.2 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 300 HP and 310 ft.-lbs. of torque, 4.2 liter supercharged DOHC 32-valve V8 with 400 HP and 413 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/25 Highway (non-SC), 15/22 (SC)
Curb Weight: 3770-4006 lbs.







Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
Base MSRP:
$407,000
Available Engines: 6.75 liter direct-injection DOHC 48-valve V12 with 453 HP and 531 ft.-lbs. of torque.
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 11 City/18 Highway
Curb Weight: 5776 lbs.





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post Feb 7 2008, 12:22 PM
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XJ because of it's classic styling, nice horsepower, not (terrible) fuel economy, and its justified by the price.
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post Feb 7 2008, 01:26 PM
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Price is no object here, the Rolls Royce is the luxury king.
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post Feb 7 2008, 01:51 PM
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Alpina B7, I just have a thing for it, even if each rim costs $4K tongue.gif
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post Feb 7 2008, 02:03 PM
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+1 for Alpina B7. Its the only car that does luxury and style without looking like its still the dark ages.
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post Feb 7 2008, 02:32 PM
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I think I clicked XJ by accident, can someone change that to Phantom. All the cars in this category are absolute sex...none more so than the B7 and the Phantom. The Phantom has that huge extra helping of charm though, so I just had to vote for it.
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post Feb 7 2008, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE(dukenukem @ Feb 7 2008, 05:03 PM) *
Its the only car that does luxury and style without looking like its still the dark ages.


The exact reason it came in just ahead of the XJ for me. Well, that and the fact that the interior looks the least like the inside of a gentlemen's club.
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post Feb 7 2008, 03:24 PM
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QUOTE(moethepaki @ Feb 7 2008, 02:32 PM) *
I think I clicked XJ by accident, can someone change that to Phantom. All the cars in this category are absolute sex...none more so than the B7 and the Phantom. The Phantom has that huge extra helping of charm though, so I just had to vote for it.


Your "think" better be "know" because I just changed it.

I had to go for the XJ. I think the Brooklands is pretty, but it and the Rolls are both big boats so I had to go for the more adrenaline-pumping options, and while the B7 is a great adrenaline pump, it's also ugly as sin. So a standard wheelbase XJR sounds just fine to me, thanks.
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post Feb 7 2008, 06:02 PM
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BMW Alpina B7, i couldn't knowingly pick the Rolls-Royce because the entire backend looks horrible. the others are all kind of meh for me.
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post Feb 10 2008, 07:07 AM
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it HAS to be the drop head for me. One of the most beautiful cars being made today.
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post Feb 10 2008, 03:39 PM
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land yacht ftw! who wouldn't like to oil that teak
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post Feb 10 2008, 07:28 PM
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I voted Alpina B7. I loved seeing it in the show room at the dealership here for the 2 months it was there and once it was sold I've seen it on the streets a few times and it looks better in motion. But only in black, I'm not a fan of it in blue there.
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post Feb 10 2008, 11:46 PM
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bentley brooklands for me here, among those. Jag XJR as a second pic, close behind. No thanks on the Alpina or the Rolls.
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post Feb 11 2008, 08:53 AM
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XJ because its special and not ludicrously over the top.
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post Feb 11 2008, 06:55 PM
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Rolls, because it is ultimate when it comes to luxury and does not have a million gadgets in it.
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post Feb 11 2008, 09:43 PM
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XJ because it was a blast to drive at work.
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post Feb 11 2008, 09:58 PM
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My friends mom has the XJ8L and its pretty good, but I gave my vote to the Bentley because it just defines luxury. Not saying Jags aren't luxurious, but Bentley IMO one-ups the XJ.
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