29 Mar 5 Best Performance Sedans for the Year 2017-2018
A Sedan is a four door vehicle that can accommodate four to five people and has characteristics such as a closed roof and a fixed B pillar between the front and rear windows. The sedan is one of the most common body types on the road with variations that include two-doors and fastback.
The year 2016 showed various range of exquisite sedans from several well-known car brands that showcased their amazing designs, cutting edge technology and performance. This year, these sedans have gone up a notch and are delivering something even better.
Here we will highlight some of the best sedans for the year 2017-18 in terms of their design, performance and upgrades. The best sedans are not restricted to these and the ones mentioned below are not ranked in terms of priority.
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
This light yet solidly built 2017 Chevrolet Malibu debuted in 2016. It is a front engine, front-wheel drive with 4 door and a capacity for 5 passengers. The 2017 new version went through small updates that allowed it to be more refined and lean. The interior went through a revamp to bring more rear seat legroom than before. Chevrolet has used better quality materials to give it a more premium look and enhance the comfort of the driver.
In terms of performance, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu contains a turbo 1.5 litre four cylinder engine capable of producing 160 horsepower with 184 lb. ft. It also has an option of a 250 horsepower turbo 2.0 litre four cylinder engine while both of these engines have front-wheel drive and a six speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is available in five trim levels; L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premium.
2017 Audi A3
The 2017 Audi A3 debuted with updated technological features, sharper angles in its design, better precise handling and steering with a composed ride. It is dubbed to be the smallest sized Audi model and its size gives it a nice edge compared to the rest of the Audi models.
One of the striking change is the matrix LED lighting system in the front end. These are available in the Europe A3 but illegal in the US, however, these are expected to be approved there next year.
The interior is designed to be a Virtual Cockpit that is equipped with various latest technological features. In terms of performance, the Audi A3 has a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine capable of producing 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. The A3 also has an option of front-wheel or all-wheel drive with six speed automatic transmission. The Audi A3 comes in four door sedan and two door soft top convertible versions.
2017 Mercedes C-Class
This small-sized C-Class is making waves in the market with its sedan, coupe or cabriolet body types. It is a rear-wheel drive with the option of all-wheel drive for all different body types. The sedan and coupe come with a 241 horsepower turbo four cylinder engine while the option of 362 hp V6 engine is available for a better performance.
There’s also a plug-in hybrid version of the sedan with the four cylinder turbo engine capable of 275 hp. Some of the technological features include Bluetooth, and 7-inch display screen.
2017 Toyota Yaris iA
One of the highly rated sedan for the year 2017-2018 is the Toyota Yaris iA. The model is said to be the full package in terms of design, performance and other capabilities as a sedan. For this model, Toyota decided to give various packages including the Whole Enchilada Package, the Min-iA-ture Package, the Full Trim Package and many more.
Under the hood it contains the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is capable of making 106 horsepower with 103 lb-ft. of torque. It is paired to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The monospec Yaris iA offers a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, low-speed automated emergency braking, and Bluetooth connectivity as standard.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
Last but not the least is the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. It is said to be a sedan as its exterior design looks like a sleek and handsome four door sedan, but it has an added practicality of a hatchback. In terms of engine and performance, it has a choice between a twin turbo 240-hp 2.0-liter four cylinder engine and a 300-hp 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine, both available with eight speed automatic transmission. It has a torque of 330 lb-ft and has the recorded top speed of 155 mph and can go to 0 – 100 Km/h in 4.9 seconds.
These are some of the best sedans shortlisted that are expected to hit the road in the UAE in the years 2017 and 2018.
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