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5 years ago

Which car is really the world's fastest sedan?

I have been confusing myself with this topic for quite a long time. It depends on what we mean by the term "world's fastest four door sedan ".

If we just look at the top speed, then the Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed is the fastest. On the track nothing can touch a Porsche Panamera Turbo. In a quarter mile drag race, Mercedes S65 AMG with 1000 nm of torque is unbeatable. Problem is - it is limited to 250 KM/HR. So, in the long run, the Bentley will beat it. If the speed limiter is removed, then the Mercedes would probably hit 200 MPH, so, it is quite confusing.

I have driven all these three cars but never got the chance to compare them. Amazingly if we just look at numbers then there is a fourth contender - the Cadillac CTS-V with a acceleration time of 0-100 Km/Hr in 3.9 seconds and unofficially claimed by GM as the "world's fastest four door sedan". I do doubt that because the Bentley and Mercedes would easily defeat the caddy in a drag race and the Porsche will lead on the track leaving caddy far behind.

I guess its all about the person who buys the car. If you want to win drag races then take the Mercedes Benz S65 AMG, if you just want to brag about your cars top speed then buy a Benley Continental and if you want to rule the track bye a Porsche Panamera Turbo. And lastly, if you have a limited budget - you're left with Cadillac CTS-V.

The world's fastest four door sedan should be a combination of all these and is yet to be unveiled.

Community comments (493)

  1 year ago
Fisker Karma is Faster bcz it has 1300nm torque.0-100 in 6.3.The Fisker Karma is the first plug-in hybrid electric car to go on sale in the GCC. Aimed at the luxury end of the market, the Karma was created by a Danish designer, headquartered in the United States, and assembled in Finland. It is a 4-door, 4-seater sedan that runs purely on electric power, and requires a 6-hour overnight recharge via a 220V outlet for an 80-km city trip, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine acting as a backup generator to power the rear-wheel electric motors for 400-km more range. The car has a large battery pack mounted along the middle of the aluminium space-frame, making up part of the centre console. A solar-panelled roof provides power for the dual-zone auto a/c. Regenerative braking also helps in recharging the battery. The car can be driven in electric-only mode, or in sport mode with petrol-generated power. External speakers play a fake sound to warn pedestrians of its silent presence. Features include a multimedia touchscreen that integrates the stereo with USB support, a/c controls, navigation and on-board computer, as well as leather upholstery, eco-friendly wood trim, power accessories and smart key start. Safety features include front and side-curtain airbags, stability control and ABS.
  2 years ago
Please, delete General M´s comment.
  2 years ago, last edited 2 years ago
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  2 years ago
  2 years ago
Yeah, simulators are also completely unnecessary since all modern cars are tested by all the major car magazines. One doesn't even need to purchase the magazine, they usually have the test info on their website.
  2 years ago
Is this guy never going to give up pretending the simulator gives actual results?
  2 years ago, last edited 2 years ago
Porsche Panamera Turbo S is the quickest sedan in the quarter mile (10.98 seconds at 128.96 mph).

Source: http://vimulator.com/#/v5/sim/38347

By the way, the Chrysler 300 SRT8 Mk. II can blast high-11's in the quarter mile.

Source: http://vimulator.com/#/v5/sim/37773
  2 years ago
The 2014 Audi RS6 hit 206 MPH, on ice no less!!! Search YouTube for "Audi RS6 beats Bentley"
  2 years ago
I figured that out yesterday when I saw that the Panamera beat the M5 F10. If it beats the M5 it's got to be the fastest sedan overall.
  2 years ago
@NIN
This thread is endless, as every top automaker bring in market their new improved top-saloons, and the competition of what is the best saloon rises again and again... I don't think Panamera is going to lead forever. :D

But currently now Panamera is the fastest saloon overall. As it can be considered the best in 2/3 aspects. It yields in top speed category, but that's the least important aspect of 3. So Panamera Turbo S now is The.
  2 years ago
I can't believe that this thread is still alive....

As has been stated many times, there is NOT a single sedan that is the top performer at everything. The "big 3" categories (in no particular order) are acceleration, top speed, and lap-times.

Acceleration goes to the Panamera Turbo/S. It has the best 0-60mph, 0-100kph, and 1/4 time (but not highest trap speed). The upcoming AWD E63S could challenge and take the acceleration title.

Top speed goes to the BRABUS models. Even though some people call them "tuned Benzs", they are legally a stock, OEM car. For more known manufacturers, the Bentley Flying Spur Speed has been tested to hit 202mph. The new Flying Spur could be even faster (more hp, better aerodynamics, better transmission) and the upcoming Flying Spur Speed could be even faster than that but they haven't been tested by an independent source.

Lap-times go to the Panamera Turbo/S. I don't think any stock sedan has beaten it on any track so far.

  2 years ago
OK, I'd say when it comes to track performance, the Porsche panamera Turbo S is the fastest sedan in the world.
  2 years ago, last edited 2 years ago
@ Fangio Man: The reason the S65 would be slower around a track is because its handling isn't as good as BMW M5, Porsche Panamera, of Mercedes E63 AMG. The S65 AMG's handling is encumbered by its massive size, the S-Class is enormous, it competes against Bentleys and Rolls Royces, but it does have the power, 621 horsepower.
  2 years ago
@Shaggy
Yes, I think you are right.
The BMW and the Porsche have better track performance than the E63 or the S65.
But as far as I know the new E-Class is not already tested.

So there is still hope for me. :D


  2 years ago
@ Fangio Man: Good answers, you just made me seriously consider comparing those cars, when it comes to top speed, I think it has to go to Mercedes Benz S65 AMG, without the limiter, it'll do 201 MPH, but the cars you mentioned are all quicker and nimbler, and should beat it around a track.
  2 years ago
@Shaggy
Ok.
Thanks for the answer.

I think the fastest production car that combines Track performance, Straight line speed and daily use is the BMW M5, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S or the Mercedes E63 (2012).
  2 years ago, last edited 2 years ago
@ Fangio Man: We're referring to stock.
  2 years ago
Definition of "fastest"?
Straight line speed, Track performance, daily use,...?

Also there are some other questions like:
Stock or Tuner car (or even race car)?
Self made?
  2 years ago
@ Derp: Definitely not.
  2 years ago
simple 1997 bmw 540
  2 years ago
"BTW, have you ever feel curious why magazine never test that thing?"

Not really, if its production only 55 units and only JP-spec. :D
  2 years ago, last edited 2 years ago
Everyone might forget this thing:
1935 Duesenberg SJ Arlington Sedan alias 20 grand cars. It's the worlds fastest sedan in 1930's. It has 135 mph top speed which mean faster than Jaguar XK120 in 1940's and even faster than first C1 Corvette. It's also has 0-60 mph in 9-10 sec and 0-100 mph in 17.5 sec. Comparing to the European sports in that time, no one can touch that Duesenberg on straight line.
  2 years ago, last edited 2 years ago
@ Mental: I don't think that Toyota can't handle well. It might not build as a fast car but Toyota ever test it on Fuji Speedway and they satisfied. And you know Toyota is never joking with their creation. BTW, have you ever feel curious why magazine never test that thing?
  2 years ago
When you mean fasteest, do you mean acceleration, top speed or track performance?

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