Top executives already have enough tough choices and compromises to make in the boardroom without having to worry about settling for second best in the rest of their everyday lives. With this in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to some of the finest products and services available in Jordan that are sure to satisfy even the most demanding of high flyers.
Motoring in Style
Traditionally viewed as a large, comfortable wood and leather trimmed three-box saloon, luxury cars and their features are however expanding to include various body and vehicle styles, materials, methods of construction, and brand perception. We found five distinctly different luxury cars that aspire to meet the various lifestyle choices and needs of active individuals, families, business users, and auto enthusiasts.
Range Rover Supercharged
The original luxury SUV, the Range Rover’s magic combination of on-road refinement, interior luxury, and off-road prowess are still unmatched. The new Range Rover boasts improved handling, comfort, performance, and efficiency. Blending high tech engineering with classily-crafted leathers, woods, and metals, the Range Rover is the yardstick for luxury SUVs that even features massaging seats.
Meanwhile, sophisticated independent adaptive suspension smoothly irons out imperfections and well-controls body lean through corners.
Engine: 5-liter, supercharged V8-cylinders; Gearbox: 8-speed automatic, 4WD; Power: 503 BHP@6000-6500 rpm; Torque: 461 lb/ft@2500-5500 rpm; 0-100 km/h: 5.4 seconds; Top speed: 250 km/h; Weight: 2330 kg; Price, on-the-road: JD199,000
A long-overdue and welcome sports car comeback for Jaguar, the F-Type convertible represents the British luxury brand’s sporting soul and recalls the classic E-Type. The seductively glamorous and aluminum-built F-Type is a dramatically contemporary design that hints at its sexy 1960s predecessor. The soft-top F-Type’s design is complemented with a well-appointed and cozily comfortable cabin brimming with rich leathers and metals. Meanwhile, one can adapt driving modes and other functions through its user-friendly infotainment touchscreen.
Engine: 3-liter, supercharged V6-cylinders; Gearbox: 8-speed automatic, RWD; Power: 335BHP@650 0rpm; Torque: 332 lb/ft@3500-5000 rpm; 0-100 km/h: 5.3 seconds; Top speed: 260 km/h; Weight: 1597 kg; Price, on-the-road: JD118,000
Audi RS4 Avant
The Audi RS4 Avant is a classy compact executive, accommodating family and lifestyle estate and super car in one muscularly sculpted, yet understated package. With distinctly European sensibility, the high performance RS4’s spacious estate body style provides added practicality without the often compromised dynamics of an SUV. Its sophisticatedly uncluttered cabin features quality leathers, metals and textures, and supportive driver-focused layouts, seats, and steering.
The RS4, which varies power between front and rear and left and right, provides tenacious traction and vice-like road-holding to most effectively and safely exploit its breathtaking performance come rain or shine.
Engine: 4.2-liter, V8-cylinders; Gearbox: 7-speed dual clutch automated, 4WD; Power: 444 BHP@8250 rpm; Torque: 317 lb/ft@4000-6000 rpm; 0-100 km/h: 4.7 seconds; Top speed: 280 km/h; Weight: 1870 kg; Price, on-the-road: JD125,000
In development since first appearing as the 2009 Concept Vision EfficientDynamics, the BMW i8 finally reached showrooms for the 2015 model year. A sophisticated and high tech hybrid sports car, with moody and complex space-age styling and butterfly doors, the BMW i8 reminds one of the 1980s DeLorean DMC-12.
In addition to a plug-in charger, its batteries are charged by the petrol engine and regenerative braking. Luxurious, futuristic, with light carbon-fiber construction, the i8 is the only current mid-engine car—other than the Lotus Evora—with practical 2+2 seating.
Engine: 1.5-liter, turbocharged 3-cylinders and electric motor; Gearbox: 6-speed automatic, 4WD; Power, combined: 356 BHP; Torque, petrol engine (electric motor): 236 lb/ft@3700 rpm (184 lb/ft); 0-100 km/h: 4.4 seconds; Top speed: 250 km/h; Weight: 1485 k, Price, on-the-road: JD 135,000
Mercedes-Maybach, retired as a standalone Maybach brand and reintroduced as an S-Class-based sub-brand, is dedicated to elevating the German automaker’s flagship luxury offering into a Bentley and Rolls Royce fighting uber-luxury chariot. Longer than even the long wheelbase of the standard S-Class by 207 mm, the Mercedes-Maybach offers vast rear legroom and improved headroom. Its cabin features high-end quilter luxury leathers and materials. Exhaustively well-equipped and appointed with standard luxury, safety, driver assistance and infotainment features, the Mercedes-Maybach is offered with three seat bench or individual first-class like reclining seats with leg and heel support, voice amplification to communicate with the chauffeur, folding tables, and much more.
Engine: 4.7-liter, twin-turbo V8-cylinders; Gearbox: 9-speed automatic, RWD; Power: 449 BHP@5250-5500 rpm; Torque: 516 lb/ft@1800-3500 rpm; 0-100 km/h: 5 seconds; Top speed: 250 km/h; Weight: 2280 kg; Price, on-the-road: JD205,000
This is part one of a five-piece story. Articles in the series of The Finer Things also include: