If you are looking to buy new cars for sale, you should look into getting one that would elevate your status, like a new Ferrari or Porsche. Sure, the price may be a little too steep, given the economic conditions. But who’s to say that they are not sound investments? Cost and value are two different things, and people will have to weigh which is more important to them, when it comes to a given commodity. People see value differently and as such, some may adhere to a more objective standard – the price tag – and decide on that basis, whether they should or should not indulge. But for those who really want a more comfortable, safer, more efficient and powerful mode of transportation, spending more than the usual would be reasonable enough.

To help you out in choosing which among this year’s new models you should consider driving, here is a list you could go through of this year’s best luxury cars with a brief description.

1. 2012 Mercedes Benz E Class. At $50,000 to $60,000, this unit has been tagged as the number one large luxury car of the year, particularly because of its ability to satisfy every consumer concern and expectation there is when it comes to an expensive vehicle. As with any Mercedes model, this one sports luxurious interiors and a sold, excellently-built body paired with an upgraded powertrain, making it the sedan to beat for 2012. Its power and fuel efficiency has also been improved, so performance enthusiasts need not worry about the cost of usage. And on top of that, this car offers a lot of room with high-tech audio, climate and navigation functions for a better driving experience.

2. 2012 Audi 6. Coming in second is this recent Audi model, with a price tag of $40,000 to $50,000. Aside from its high-quality interior, the Audi 6 is also fixed with a turbocharged four-cylinder in the 2.0T model and a supercharged V6 in the 3.0T, making it one of the most cutting-edge cars of today. Users can expect an eight-speed transmission paired with a supercharged direct-injection engine and a Quattro all-wheel drive, topped off with a good fuel economy rating. It is also made with a touch-pad cabin tech interface and a navigation system run by Google, making it user-friendly and efficient when it comes to getting people to and fro destinations. And with its roomy interiors, one will not regret paying the price for such a sophisticated car.

3. 2012 Jaguar XF. Hardly a stranger to the luxury car circuit, the brand now presents another great machine for new cars for sale hunters to take advantage of. Although it has been criticized for its limited rear visibility, cramped back seat and limited drive options, car experts have also provided raving praises for the Jaguar XF’s powerful engine, stylish interiors and advanced navigation features. Sure, at $53,000 to $82,000 a piece, you would expect something more out of the unit. But nevertheless, it is still something worth looking at if you are into opulent cars.

Now, if you are looking to buy a new Ferrari, you might want to prepare yourself for a bigger fee, since the brand’s newest models – 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia and Spider – cost about $231,000 to $257,000.