Some cars are comfortable, some cars are efficient and some cars, usually the exciting ones are fast. But for many, a fast car usually means something impractical, like a coupe or mid-engined car that can’t be driven all year long, or with the rest of your family with you.
But here’s a list of the fastest sedans that are capable of hitting 60 mph in four seconds or less.
10. Mercedes C 63 AMG 4.0 seconds
The new Mercedes C63 AMG manages to hit 60 mph in 4 seconds thanks to its twin turbo, 4.0-liter V8 engine that makes a whopping 469 hp, while the more powerful C 63 AMG S puts out 503 hp and makes the sprint in 3.9 seconds. The engine which is borrowed from the awesome Mercedes AMG GT is mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission which delivers quick shifts to help net that four-second to 60 time. That much performance starts at just $64,825.
9. Cadillac ATS-V: 3.9 seconds
Cadillac has been hard at work making a competitor to the fearsome BMW M3 and M4. The result is the new ATS-V, which uses a twin-turbo V6 engine that makes 455 horsepower. The wonderful people at Cadillac even included an old school six-speed manual transmission, but gave it automatic rev-matching down shifts and no-lift full throttle upshifts. Combine that with the ATS-V’s launch control, and it’s no wonder this rear-wheel drive marvel can hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
8. Audi S8: 3.9 seconds
While the first two cars on the list were smaller sport sedans, this third car is massive in comparison. The executive sized Audi S8 uses a turbocharged V8 engine that makes 520 hp. Unlike the earlier cars on the list, the Audi uses an all-wheel drive system to help it get off the line quickly and get a 3.9-second 0-60 time. If you want all that speed and space it’ll cost you $115,825.
7. Charger Hellcat 3.7 seconds
We can’t get enough of the Dodge Charger Hellcat. From the impressive 707 hp output from its supercharged V8 to the intoxicating noises it makes at full-tilt, this car is simply awesome. It also has a top speed of 204 miles per hour and a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified, quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds on street tires. Zero to 60 in this wildcat happens in a mere 3.7 seconds.
6. Cadillac CTS-V 3.7 seconds
The second Cadillac on this list is the CTS-V, which packs a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 under the hood. This force-fed beast of an engine puts out 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, allowing the CTS-V to hit a top speed of 200 mph. Of course, this list is all about the 60 mph sprint, which the CTS-V handles with ease in about 3.7 seconds.
4. (tie) Alpina B6 Gran Coupe: 3.6 seconds
Alpina is a tuner that works exclusively with BMW, to deliver cars that are faster and more interesting than what BMW could do on their own. The B6 is based on a BMW 6 series and uses a tuned 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 that makes 600 hp. That much juice goes to the road through BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system, allowing for a 0-62 mph time of 3.6 seconds. That kind of performance makes it the fastest accelerating car Alpina has ever put out.
4. (tie) Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S 4Matic: 3.6 seconds
Unlike the AMG powered C-Class that we featured earlier on this list, the CLS sports all-wheel drive, which helps cut its 0-60 time down to an impressive 3.6 seconds. Power comes from a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8, which makes 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. With power like that, the CLS can hit an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.
3. Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG S: 3.5 seconds
A car that’s slightly smaller than the CLS 63, the all-wheel drive Mercedes E 63 AMG S manages to hit 60 mph a tenth of a second sooner than its big brother. It uses the same 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 577 hp, and has the same electronically limited top speed of 186 mph, so it’s likely that the smaller size of the E-Class is what makes it that much quicker.
2. Tesla Model S P85D: 3.2 seconds
There’s something wonderfully sci-fi about a sedan as big as the TeslaModel S being able to hit sixty miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds, all without emitting any noise or using any gas. With its 691 total horsepower, divided between its front and rear motors, the Model S is a rolling weapon that’s built to tear up the road.
1. Nissan Juke-R: 3.0 seconds
Okay, so what if it’s not really a sedan, the Godzilla powered Nissan Juke-R makes the sprint to 60 in an insane 3.0 seconds. With a price tag of around $665,000, the Juke-R is clearly the most expensive car on this list, but that’s likely due to its exclusiveness. All are custom built and sport the 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 and all-wheel drive setup that’s found in the impressive GT-R, but in a smaller package.