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20 Quickest Full-Size Sedans Motor Trend Has Tested

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/28/2016 Stefan Ogbac

Many modern full-size sedans have so much power they're essentially cruise missiles with wheels, despite their sizable weight. Here are the 20 quickest full-size sedans Motor Trend has tested, from autobahn rockets and luxury cruisers to four-door muscle cars.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e

2015-Mercedes-Benz-S550e-PHEV-homepage11© Provided by MotorTrend 2015-Mercedes-Benz-S550e-PHEV-homepage11 0 to 60 mph : 5.0 seconds
Quarter Mile : 13.6 seconds at 104.9 mph

Yes it's a plug-in hybrid, but the Mercedes-Benz S550e can haul its weight without issue, luxury appointments and batteries included. Combined output between the electric motor and the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 is 436 hp, which is enough to haul around a huge sedan without struggling.

2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 and S-Class Model Range pressdrive Santa© Provided by MotorTrend Mercedes-Maybach S 600 and S-Class Model Range pressdrive Santa 0 to 60 mph : 4.8 seconds
Quarter Mile : 13.2 seconds at 110.9 mph

Even with the extra weight of all of the extra luxury appointments, the 5,308-pound Mercedes-Maybach S600 sprinted quickly off the line thanks to a 523-hp twin-turbo V-12 that produces 612 lb-ft of torque.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S550

2014-Mercedes-Benz-S550-front-three-quarters-in-motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Mercedes-Benz-S550-front-three-quarters-in-motion 0 to 60 mph : 4.7 seconds
Quarter Mile : 13.2 seconds at 107.7 mph

The Mercedes-Benz S550 proves that even your standard S-Class most buyers choose is an offers strong acceleration. Credit goes to a 455-hp 4.7-liter twin-turbo V-8 that also provides a healthy 516 lb-ft of torque.

2015 Chevrolet SS

2015 Chevrolet SS front three quarter in motion 02© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet SS front three quarter in motion 02 0 to 60 mph : 4.5 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.9 seconds at 110.8 mph

The Chevrolet SS packs a 6.2-liter V-8 with 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque and excellent handling, making it a four-door muscle car that's more than willing to dance around the track. For maximum fun, go for the available six-speed manual gearbox.

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

2014-Aston-Martin-Rapide-S-front-left-view© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Aston-Martin-Rapide-S-front-left-view 0 to 60 mph : 4.5 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.9 seconds at 111.2 mph

Sexy and ultra-exclusive, the Aston Martin Rapide S is a sporty four-door with just enough room for four. Equipped with a 552-hp 5.9-liter V-12, the Rapide is just the car for when you need to make a quick getaway from an exclusive party.

2016 Maserati Quattroporte S

2016 Maserati Quattroporte S front three quarter in motion 03© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Maserati Quattroporte S front three quarter in motion 03 0 to 60 mph : 4.4 seconds
Quarter Mile : 13.0 seconds at 107.7 mph

The Maserati Quattroporte has plenty of power to outrun unsuspecting cars, even in standard S form. The responsive 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 in that model has 404 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, making a quick escape easy.

2014 Chrysler 300 SRT

2014-Chrysler-300-SRT-front-three-quarters1© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Chrysler-300-SRT-front-three-quarters1 0 to 60 mph : 4.4 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.9 seconds at 110.8 mph

The now-discontinued Chrysler 300 SRT came standard with a 6.4-liter V-8 rated at 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. If the Dodge Charger isn't your style and you want a stylish, four-door, American muscle car that can do burnouts all day long, there's always the used-car market for the 300 SRT.

2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2014-Rolls-Royce-Ghost-front-three-quarter-in-motion1© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Rolls-Royce-Ghost-front-three-quarter-in-motion1 0 to 60 mph : 4.4 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.8 seconds at 113.1 mph

Just because you have one of the most luxurious cars around today doesn't mean you need to sacrifice speed in the name of comfort. The Rolls-Royce Ghost comes with a 563-hp twin-turbo V-12 so you can take advantage of the highway when it empties.

2014 Bentley Flying Spur

2014-Bentley-Flying-Spur-front-three-quarters-in-motion-053© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Bentley-Flying-Spur-front-three-quarters-in-motion-053 0 to 60 mph : 4.3 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.9 seconds at 107 mph

One of the most opulent sedans money can buy, the Bentley Flying Spur doubles as a personal rocket and relaxed cruiser, with a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 producing 616 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

2016 BMW 750i M Sport

2016 BMW 750i xDrive front three quarter in motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 BMW 750i xDrive front three quarter in motion 0 to 60 mph : 4.3 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.7 seconds at 111.9 mph

The new BMW 7 Series is as luxurious as it is quick. With an overload of technology, the 2016 750i M Sport is a rolling gadget showcase that can also blow the doors off lesser cars without breaking a sweat.

2013 BMW Alpina B7

2013-BMW-Alpina-B7-front-three-quarter-turn-in-motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2013-BMW-Alpina-B7-front-three-quarter-turn-in-motion 0 to 60 mph : 4.3 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.6 seconds at 113.6 mph

Since BMW won't build an M7 (at least not yet), the closest alternative is the Alpina B7, which had a 540-hp twin-turbo V-8 under the hood in its previous generation. The newest iteration based on the 2016 7 Series packs 600 hp.

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

2015-Dodge-Charger-RT-Scat-Pack-promo11© Provided by MotorTrend 2015-Dodge-Charger-RT-Scat-Pack-promo11 0 to 60 mph : 4.2 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.6 seconds at 113.8 mph

Essentially a Charger SRT in disguise, the Charger R/T Scat Pack comes with the same 485-hp 6.4-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmission, giving it plenty of power for devouring highways and burnouts all day long.

2015 Mercedes-AMG S65

2015-Mercedes-Benz-S65-AMG-front-three-quarters-in-motion1© Provided by MotorTrend 2015-Mercedes-Benz-S65-AMG-front-three-quarters-in-motion1 0 to 60 mph : 4.0 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.3 seconds at 117.8 mph

For those who must have the most power out of their flagship luxury sedan, the Mercedes-AMG S65 should satisfy thanks to a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 that generates 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.

2014 Mercedes-AMG S63

2014-Mercedes-Benz-S63-AMG-S-Model-front-three-quarters-in-motion-0311© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Mercedes-Benz-S63-AMG-S-Model-front-three-quarters-in-motion-0311 0 to 60 mph : 3.7 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.1 seconds at 115.5 mph

Yes, the less-powerful Mercedes-AMG S63 is quicker than the S65. Credit the car's lighter weight and the standard all-wheel-drive system for the superior acceleration. The 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 makes 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, turning it into a devourer of any road.

2014 Jaguar XJR L

2014-Jaguar-XJR-front-three-quarters© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Jaguar-XJR-front-three-quarters 0 to 60 mph : 3.7 seconds
Quarter Mile : 12.1 seconds at 117.4 mph

As one of the lightest full-size luxury sedans on sale today, the all-aluminum Jaguar XJR features blistering acceleration thanks to a 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 and eight-speed automatic combination.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2015-Dodge-Charger-SRT-Hellcat-promo21© Provided by MotorTrend 2015-Dodge-Charger-SRT-Hellcat-promo21 0 to 60 mph : 3.7 seconds
Quarter Mile : 11.8 seconds at 124.3 mph

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat packs a 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes possible a top speed of over 200 mph and enough power to do burnouts at every stoplight.

2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2012-Porsche-Panamera-Turbo-S-front-three-quarters-in-motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2012-Porsche-Panamera-Turbo-S-front-three-quarters-in-motion 0 to 60 mph : 3.5 seconds
Quarter Mile : 11.8 seconds at 118 mph

No, it isn't the prettiest thing on the road, but the Porsche Panamera Turbo S sure can set the road on fire. Since we tested this car, the Panamera received a refresh and its 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 now makes 570 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque (20 hp more than before).

2013 Audi S8

2013-Audi-S8-front-right-view2© Provided by MotorTrend 2013-Audi-S8-front-right-view2 0 to 60 mph : 3.5 seconds
Quarter Mile : 11.8 seconds at 118.3 mph

Even before Audi released the 605-hp S8 Plus, the standard S8 was already leaving many sports cars in its dust with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 good for 520 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.

2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe front three quarter in motion: 2014-Chrysler-300-SRT-front-three-quarters1© Provided by MotorTrend 2014-Chrysler-300-SRT-front-three-quarters1 0 to 60 mph : 3.3 seconds
Quarter Mile : 11.8 seconds at 116.6 mph

For those looking for M6 levels of performance but with more exclusivity, consider the BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. With a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 tuned for a healthy 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, you'll hit light speed at the touch of the throttle.

2016 Tesla Model S P90D w/ Ludicrous Upgrade

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0 to 60 mph : 2.6 seconds
Quarter Mile : 10.9 seconds at 122.7 mph

Electric power gives you an immediate response, and in the Tesla Model S P90D with the Ludicrous upgrade, that means a mind-boggling 762 hp and 713 lb-ft of torque on demand. No other full-size four-door can shove you back into your seat with as much authority.

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