Luxury cars are synonymous to money and premium gas. Well, not really. Most manufacturers recommend that their buyers use premium fuel on their luxury vehicles as these were made for such fuel. However, some have already released cars that run specifically on regular unleaded fuel. Who'd have thought that Ford, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors, three giant multinational companies, would offer these cars to the public? Well, they actually did.
2009 Lincoln MKS
The 2009 model of Lincoln MKS, a full-size luxury sedan by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company, runs on regular unleaded fuel. This front-wheel-drive vehicle also offers an optional all-wheel drive. It is powered by a 3.7-liter Duratec V-6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Like some of the newer Lincoln models, the MKS allows for an optional EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbo, direct-injection V-6 engine. It includes an optional adaptive cruise control, the standard new generation keyless entry keypad, fog lights and a standard intelligent access system.
This four-door luxury sedan can seat up to five people and has plenty of safety features, including side curtain airbags, dual front airbags, and driver and passenger side airbags. Mid-2009, 2010 and, possibly, future models of this luxury car also feature Active Park Assist which is a system which helps in effortless parallel parking task.
A mid-sized luxury car, the Cadillac CTS is manufactured by General Motors under its Cadillac marque. It was designed to run on regular unleaded fuel. It was released as a sports sedan and is credited for bringing the Cadillac name to the forefront of the auto industry once again. In fact, the car belonged to the Car and Driver 10 Best List for three consecutive years, headlining as "Maybe the best American car ever made".
This Cadillac model operates on 3.6-liter variable valve timing V-6 offering 258 horsepower and 252 ft.-lb. of torque. It has a six-speed manual transmission, on-demand all-wheel drive, and improvements in steering, braking and suspension systems.
C-Class C300 Luxury Sedan
Beginning with the 2008 model, the C-Class C300 Luxury Sedan by Mercedes-Benz was designed as a flexible fuel vehicle with a multi-point injection fuel system. Thus, it does not use premium fuel but the cheaper regular unleaded gasoline incorporated with ethanol. This vehicle has a 3.0-liter V-6 engine that could produce 228 horsepower and 258 ft.-lb. of torque. This sedan also has the seven-speed automatic transmission and runs on 4Matic, Mercedes-Benz's all-wheel drive system.
This luxury sedan also offers Bluetooth connectivity and a power sunroof.