2022 Ultra-luxurious cars launched in Malaysia

2022 Ultra-luxurious cars launched in Malaysia

The year 2022 has proved to be a good one for the automotive industry now with all the amazing launches and facelifts. Part of the list is not only affordable but also ultra-premium with cars. In our previous two articles, we discuss the former in the form of cars under RM 150k and the ones ranging between RM 160k - RM 500K. This time around we’ll be discussing the cars shelved at the top.

So, let’s get started and discuss the handful of cars that only the ultra-rich can afford to take home. Let’s get started -

2022 Audi RS7 Sportback

2022 Audi RS7 Sportback: It was only recently that Audi Malaysia’s newest distributor, PHS Automotive Malaysia (PHSAM) revealed the 2022 RS7 Sportback. Priced at RM1,088,402 (on-the-road without insurance and with 10% SST), the model shows a good hike of RM 99,858. It continues to source power from a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine making maximum power output of 600 PS at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 800 Nm from 2,050 - 4,500 rpm. The drive is sent to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission with sport differential and a self-locking centre differential. The setup allows the car to touch the century sprint in just 3.6 seconds.

Part of the car’s feature kit is HD matrix LED headlamps with laser light technology, 22-inch five-V-spoke cast alloy wheels, Audi drive select, the Audi virtual cockpit plus with RS layout, Bang & Olufsen premium sound system with 3D sound, 12-way electrically adjustable front sports seats with electric lumbar support adjustment, Audi pre sense front and rear, adaptive cruise control, a direct tyre pressure monitoring system and eight airbags, lane change warning, and lane departure warning,

Ferrari 296 GTS

Ferrari 296 GTS: It was only a few months back that Ferrari 296 GTS made its global debut and now in July the supercar arrived in Malaysia. Priced at RM 1.448 million (excluding taxes, duties, insurance, and customisable options), the two-seater Ferrari is powered by 120 degrees twin-turbo engine making 645 hp and combined with a 167 PS e-motor. The combined system output stands at 830 PS and 740 Nm. The drive is sent to the ground via an 8-speed wet F1 dual-clutch gearbox. Despite the 1,540 kg weight, the Ferrari is capable of touching the 100 kmph mark in 2.9 seconds and the 200 kmph point in 7.6 seconds.

The car’s specs sheet includes - four drive modes selectable via the eManettino controller, electronic Side Slip Control, electric traction control, six-way Chassis Dynamic Sensor, a new brake-by-wire system, ABS Evo, a reworked centre console and seats, closing oddments compartment, specific diapason-style seats, and more.

2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge

2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge: The Black Badge models were first introduced by Rolls-Royce back in 2016. Back in March, Malaysia benefited from one such model when the 2nd generation Ghost received the Black Badge treatment. With a starting price tag of RM 1.8 million (before taxes and options), the car can cost as much as RM 2.4 million with options loaded. The car is powered by the brand’s familiar 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 making 600 PS of maximum power (29 PS more than the regular model) and 900 Nm of peak torque (50 Nm more). The mill comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

The car comes loaded with mirror-black chrome finished Pantheon grille and iconic Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament, 44,000 “ready-to-wear” options, unique 21-inch wheels, and carbon-fibre trim pieces adorning the dashboard, steering wheel and another area, time-consuming craftsmanship, larger air springs and more.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimate

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimate: Lamborghini Malaysia launched the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimate in conjunction with the opening of a new Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur showroom in March this year. Limited to just 350 coupes, each unit comes with a base price of RM 1.8 million (before taxes and options). Also, part of the offering is 250 roadsters with a retail price tag of RM 1.9 million. Powering the supercar is a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 mill making 780 PS at 8,500 rpm and 720 Nm AT 6,750 rpm. The mill is paired to a 7-speed Independent Shifting Rod gearbox and an all-wheel drive system. On the performance front, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds and attains a top speed of 355 kmph.

 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 4Matic: Mercedes expanded its flagship lineup in the country with the launch of the Maybach GLS SUV. Priced double the regular GLS 450, the sole GLS 600 4Matic costs RM 1,789,453. Under the bonnet, there is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine making a maximum power of 558 PS from 6,000 to 6,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 730 Nm between 2,500 - 5,000 rpm. The mill is coupled with a 22PS/250 Nm 48-volt EQ Boost mild hybrid system and a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. The setup helps the 2,78 kg car to go from 0-100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds.

For all that money, the Maybach GLS gets the passenger seat adjusted to the “chauffeur” position, outer rear seats with ottomans and memory, heating, ventilation and massage functions, a full-length centre console as part of the First-Class rear cabin package, centre console houses twin folding tables, the rear air vents, climate controls and a refrigerator, 11.6-inch multimedia touchscreens on the front, seven-inch Android tablet for controlling various rear cabin functions, design leather package, power-adjustable headrests, airliner-style “tidy up” function, 13-speaker, 590-watt Burmester surround sound system, four-zone climate control with an air quality sensor, a windscreen humidity sensor and specially-developed fan motors, and more.

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia introduced the even more luxurious variant of the world’s premier luxury sedan earlier this year. Locally available in the sole S 580 4mATIC version that retails for a whooping RM 1,928,816 million (RM1.23 million more than the standard S 580 e). Powering the new version is a bigger engine, a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 generating 503 PS at 5,500 rpm and 700 Nm from 2,000 to 4,500 rpm.

Paired with the powerplant is a 48-volt EQ Boost mild-hybrid system making 20 PS and 200 Nm. The drive is sent to the wheels via a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox and 4Matic all-wheel drive. On the performance front, the saloon gets from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds with the fuel consumption between 10.2 and10.9 litres per 100 km.

The Maybach’s specs sheet includes - elaborate 21-inch multi-spoke forged alloy wheels, power-assisted rear doors, First-Class rear seating, a full-length centre console, Maybach Exclusive Nappa leather, seats with powered adjustment, ottomans, pillow headrests and memory, heating, ventilation and massage functions, twin 11.6-inch touchscreens on the front seat, built-in fridge, optional) custom silver-plated flutes, Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), MBUX Interior Assistant, 12.8-inch OLED portrait-format centre touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch 3D-effect instrument display.

Also, part of the kit is a 253-LED, 64-color active ambient lighting system, adaptive Digital Light LED headlights, Qi wireless chargers front & rear, retractable door handles, power-adjustable Multicontour front seats with memory, heating, cooling and massage functions, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera system, Manufaktur open-pore walnut wood trim with aluminium inlay strips, and a hands-free powered boot lid.

Which of these ultra-premium cars do you like the most? Let us know in the comments.

Also Read: Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica launched in Malaysia; price starts from RM 1.05 million

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