Playing like a pro on the golf course is one thing, but when it comes to looking the part, first impressions count. From your clubs and caddy, right down to the kit you’re wearing. But what about your car? If you’re in the market to upgrade your motor, checking out some of the best luxury cars for golfers in 2018 could give you some inspiration, letting you roll up in style.
Pulling up to the clubhouse in an aged and run down model won’t do you any favours in the style stakes, no matter how well it runs. So perhaps now’s the time to step up and invest in a stylish alternative. A car that does you and your game justice, as well as giving you the spacious interior you need for your clubs.
When it comes to luxury cars, there’s usually a few familiar names that crop up, and deservedly so. And one name that needs no introduction to traditional luxury is Mercedes-Benz. So for style, looks, class, and capacity, look no further than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Certainly not a newcomer, the four-door saloon S-Class has been around for over four decades and has always delivered the goods when it comes to technology, as well as the luxury for its driver and passengers. But the 2018 model has taken another step forward in all those areas and more, with increased performance, efficiency and impressive safety features that come as standard, including the Head-Up display projected right into your line of vision.
But space is where the S-Class is king. With plenty of head, shoulder, and legroom in the front, you could be forgiven for thinking that your rear passenger seating would be compromised. But you’d be wrong. There’s more than enough space in the back and to prove it, depending on the S-Class model, you can even opt for reclining seats.
And this spacious interior is also mirrored in the generously-sized boot. Ranging from 470 to 530 litres of space, again, depending on the model, getting your own golf clubs, as well as your partners in there, won’t pose any problems at all.
But if the full-size grandeur of the S-Class doesn’t do it for you, even with its £73k OTR price, other luxury cars for 2018 might just do the trick.
Another name that’s quintessentially linked to luxury is Bentley. But with the Bentayga, Bentley’s first attempt at a diesel-powered SUV, they might have opened the door to a whole new market, despite its OTR pricing from a whopping £137k.
The Bentayga includes a stonking 6.0-litre, twelve-cylinder, twin-turbocharged petrol engine, and is more than capable of expert handling on-road and off-road too. Inside, the usual Bentley class is on display for all to be in awe of, with fixtures and fittings of the highest standards, with multiple personalisation options available.
With plenty of interior space up front and in the back, passengers and driver can relax in Bentley comfort. But the Bentayga boot space is a curious thing. In the spacious four-seater model, boot capacity is a fairly generous 431 litres. But thanks to the design, go for the five-seat model and your boot space increases to 484 litres. Strange but true.
But though it may not have the most capacious boot space on the market, the Bentayga is still a practical, spacious and comfortable car.
Finally, we come to Porsche. A name synonymous with speed, style and luxury. And the Panamera doesn’t disappoint. Available OTR from nearly £69k, the Panamera gives you everything you need and more to turn heads as you arrive to tee off.
Though the Panamera is only on its second generation, it’s undergone a bit of a transformation and now offers a more refined mix of high performance, technology, and absolute comfort, as well as an exterior makeover. Featuring a 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol engine, it’s still quick out of the blocks, but impressive handling means it hugs the road like a pro.
And with impressive technology and a larger interior up front and in the back, it will appeal to anyone who wants to relax in non-traditional saloon luxury. But don’t forget your golf clubs, because this German giant gives you nearly 500 litres of boot space to the back of the rear seats. Fold these down and that more than doubles to over 1,300 litres.
With a whole choice of luxury cars for golfers out there, these three are just the tip of the iceberg. But for space, style and comfort, they’re certainly up there with the best. Have you recently bought one of these models, or are you looking at the many alternatives? Let us know in the comments