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Top 5 Luxury Cars Under 60K to Snag This Season

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There will be a number of new 2015 luxury models hitting dealerships this season, but you might not recognize them. That’s because they’ve either been totally revamped, or have been given completely new names.

While the title of “luxury” might make you steer clear because of the potentially massive price tag, there are plenty of luxury vehicles hitting the market for 2015 that are surprisingly affordable.

Here is a list of the top 5 luxury cars under $60K that are headed your way.

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

The 4 Series Gran Coupe features all the styling details that you would see on a two-door 4 Series, only with an extra couple of doors and a long, sloping roofline that ends at a shorter rear deck. It’s this sleek roofline and the frameless windows that make the new 2015 4 Series Gran Coupe a sophisticated looking machine. It’s quite possibly the most attractive of all the 3 and 4 Series models from the German automaker.

The new Grans Coupe is a lot more practical than the 3 Series sedan, yet not necessarily as spacious as the 3 Series Gran Turismo. There’s not much difference with the chassis from the rest of the 4 Series models. The variable trunk extends from 17 cubic feet to an impressive 45.9 cubic feet for added storage space. The same electric power steering setup that was used in other 3 and 4 Series models is also used on the new 2015 BMW 4 Series Grans Coupe. Get yours this year starting at $33,900.

2015 Acura TLX

For added distinction to the sedan lineup, Acura traded the TL and TSX mid-size sedans for a single new nameplate – the TLX. Selling points include 4-wheel steering and all-wheel drive, which help to enhance the vehicle’s agility. The new of the TLX body is strong, light, and short, especially in comparison to the two models it replaced, and also features two powertrains: a 2.4-L four with an 8-speed auto or a 3.5-L V-6 with a 9-speed.

This first-generation TSX sedan is everything a luxury Acura should be. It’s stylish, practical, and performs like a dream. By replacing the TSX and the TL, Acura has developed a better car incorporating the best attributes of both. The TLX makes a very compelling case for luxury vehicle purchase. When you consider its high level of sport and luxury features, it’s well worth a look. Pricing for the new 2015 Acura TLX ranges from $38,000 to $46,000.

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

Cadillac has transformed itself since the turn of the new millenium. The automaker’s Art and Science design language has taken Cadillac out of its old lineup, introducing notable and enduring products such as the CTS, SRX and most recently, the ATS. The new 2015 ATS has been dealt a challenging task of battling the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and others. So far, it has excelled in this role.

The popularity of the Cadillac’s ATS sedan made it no surprise to see the company develop a two-door ATS coupe. Two engines are available for consumers, including a 2.0-L turbo-4 with a 6-speed manual transmission, and an automatic 3.6-L V6 with a 6-speed automatic transmission. While rear-drive comes standard, all-wheel drive is optional, only with the automatic transmission. Prices range from $35,000 to $45,000.

2015 Lexus RC Coupe

The 2015 Lexus RC 350 is Lexus’s first pure coupe in 15 years. The new model will distill the automaker’s traditional refinement into a 2-door package. If you love the Lexus IS 350 sedan, but wish it came in a two-door model, your wait is over. The 2015 Lexus RC 350 will be arriving at dealers in late this year, if not already. A turbocharged 2.0-L four-cylinder will be part of the model’s initial market launch, along with a high-performance version powered by a V8. While the RC 350 doesn’t feature a great deal of rear headroom, it has the same 306-horsepower 3.5-L V6 used in the current IS and GS sedan lines.

Lexus was supposedly considering just expanding the IS lineup with this new coupe. But with competitors like BMW and Audi using new naming strategies, this may have influenced Lexus to start the RC as a separate line. You can own this new RC 350 for anywhere between $42,790 to $45,025.

2015 Lincoln MKC

The 2015 MKC is the second of four new Lincolns that are set to arrive in dealership showrooms by 2016, with a new MKX crossover and a revamped Navigator both coming soon. The MKC is a model that looks super sophisticated and performs with gusto. The luxurious cabin loaded with innovative technology is highly impressive, all at a few thousand bucks less than the equivalent from so-called more ‘defined’ luxury brands today.

One of the highlights of the new MKC is the new 2.3-L EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. This combination allows the vehicle to move very quickly with enough power to produce quick takeoffs. This new 2015 can be yours from $33,100.

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