The Top 10 Most Expensive Sedans in the World for 2016

Sedans have undergone a remarkable transformation from steady but boxy road warriors to beautifully crafted vehicles with technology to match the needs of today's drivers.

Add to this proactive safety features and versatile seating and storage solutions, and it's easy to see why sedans still command much attention in the marketplace.

The downside is that these developments have driven up the price of sedans-particularly in the luxury market where you are more likely to find the latest innovations. With this in mind, we've ranked the most expensive sedans for this year.

These sedans demonstrate what happens when the best innovations in style, technology and performance merge to make exceptional vehicles. These cars do, however, come with a high sticker price.

10. Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) starts at $180,300.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S has the 4.8L V-8 twin turbo engine that will propel the car to speeds of 124 mph from an idle position in just 12.8 seconds making it a must have for speed enthusiasts.

9. Bentley Flying Spur V8

Bentley Flying Spur V8

The Bentley Flying Spur 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A) starts at $195,100.

The Bentley Flying Spur V8 exudes luxury with its mirror-matched veneer dashboard. Its superb technology includes two passenger touchscreens for access to entertainment features.

8. Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) starts at $200,500.

Of the more unique offerings in this sedan is the Porsche Doppelkupplung. This revolutionary feature allows the driver to toggle between shifting manually and automatically without a reduction in performance.

7. Bentley Flying Spur W12

Bentley Flying Spur W12

The Bentley Flying Spur 4dr Sedan AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A) starts at $215,800. The Bentley Flying Spur W12 is a performance machine generating an astounding 616 horsepower giving it more power than many of its luxury counterparts.

6. Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class S65 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 7A) starts at $222,000.

This sedan achieves the best horsepower in its class with an impressive 621 output. Complementing its performance are exceptional entertainment features like the Burmester High-End Surround Sound System.

5. Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II 4dr Sedan (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) starts at $286,750.

From its powerful body lines to its 6.6L V-12 engine, the fresh design of the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II sedan exudes power. This model also features the Spirit of Ecstasy Rotary Dial to make accessing directions or music effortless.

4. Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne

Price: $298,900.

The Bentley Mulsanne is named after Mulsanne Straight of the Le Mans racing circuit, where Bentleys have won the 24hrs of Le Mans race 5 different times. It features some seriously posh interior ammenities such as wood veneers and blemish-free hide derived leather upholstery, as well as a host of technological delights such as picnic tables with ipad and keyboard compartments and 2.8inch LCD headrest screens. Add to that the sweet-sounding 505hp 6.75-liter twin-turbo v8, and you can hit 60mph in just 5.1s while enjoying the plush cabin.

3. Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase

Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase

Price: $490,000.

Compared to the standard phantom, the Extended Wheelbase version has 170mm of extra length. That means you're paying approximately $2960 for every centimeter of extra knee room. From the backseat though, it may be worth every penny. You'll also be treated to lambswool carpets, 4m of wood venere that takes 16 days to finish, and leather finishings that use a total of 9 different bulls. Add to that the high-tech features, the 453hp, 6.75-liter v12, and a 0-60mph time of 5.8s. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended wheelbase is a living room on rocketskates.

2. Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman

Price: $570,000

The 6.5-meter (21.3-ft) long limousine had its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show as the second model from newly-established Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. Described by Mercedes-Benz as a state limousine with a classic face-to-face seat configuration in the rear, the S 600 Pullman is the brand's superlative in terms of luxury.

Power for the Pullman is provided by the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 with 523hp and 612 lb-ft of peak torque. Prices for un-armored models starting from around $570,000.

1. Maybach Landaulet

Maybach Landaulet

Price: $1.35M

Maybach's Landaulet is literally a business jet on wheels. With it's 620hp, 6.0-liter v12, it scoots to 60mph in just 5.2s and takes the title of most powerful chaufer-driven limo in the world. Inside, opulence abounds with reclining seats in the finest of leather, piano lacquer and carbon, sterling silver champagne glasses, and all your wishes fulfilled from the manufacturer. The Landaulet is the ultimate in brazen excess.