he United States has been obsessed with cars for exactly as long as there have been cars to obsess over. That’s why there are nearly 800 cars per 1,000 U.S. citizens (797, to be precise). Our interstate highway system was once called one of the modern wonders of the world, and going to the DMV to get your learner’s permit is one of the most important rites of passage in American life.
Of course, if you’re considering buying a luxury automobile or exotic car from an auto broker, then you’ve progressed past the learner’s permit phase of life. And while many of the drivers working with an auto buying service are looking for high performance rides like Bugatti’s Veyron 16.4 (1,001 horsepower) or the Lamborghini Murcielago (top speed of 211 miles per hour), other are looking for a luxury automobile with high performance energy efficiency.
And in 2015, if you really want to go green when you get behind the wheel, then you better be prepared to spend some green, too. Fortunately, luxury automobiles like the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S have been leading the pack on lists of 2015’s most energy efficient green cars. For comparison, the Veyron and Murcielago topped lists of the leastenergy efficient cars on the road; the luxury automobiles were rated at about 14 miles per gallon combined city highway (but hey, we’re not judging).
If you want a luxury automobile that’s easy on both the eyes and the environment, then you can’t do better than theBMW i3 electric vehicle. Not all drivers realize that BMW has been manufacturing electric vehicles for more than 40 years, which means the automaker has decades of experience producing the finest EV’s on the road today.
BMW i3 Fast Facts:
- Car and Driver reports that the i3 went from zero to 60 in 6.5 seconds
- 170 Horsepower; Top speed of 92 mph
- EPA Miles Per Gallon Equivalent rating of 137 city and 111 highway
But if you really want to get the ultimate green car, you’ll want to check out the gorgeous BMW i8, with its swan-wing doors and shark-nose grille. This plug-in hybrid might not have the fuel efficiency of the i3, but it will keep pace with other luxury automobiles.
- Zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds; Top speed of 155 mph
- 357 Horsepower
- EPA rated at 28 city and 29 highway
And, of course, no such list would be complete without a plug for the plug-in Tesla Model S, which has been called the future of luxury automobiles, and the future of green cars, and just, well, the future. The Model S comes in a variety or configurations, from the 60 to the P85D.
- 329 to 691 Horsepower
- An incredible battery only range of 208 to 253, plus exclusive access to Tesla’s network of charging stations
- The 70D version goes from zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds; Top speed of 140 mph
- EPA MPGe rating of 101 city and 102 highway
If you’re looking to go green in 2015, then a luxury car buying service can help get you the best deal on the best green cars available today. In the decades to come, electric vehicles with stats like these might become more widely available, but for now they’re absolutely luxury automobiles.