Every year, car enthusiasts keenly await the next lineup of vehicles that the top brands of luxury cars will announce. 2021 was no exception. It was, in fact, one of the most anticipated years for luxury car lovers. It was the year when the most awaited models of top brands were launched.
These cars remained popular all over the world, including in Dubai, which is considered the hub for luxury car lovers. As a matter of fact, the emirate’s luxury car market witnessed a post-COVID boom with the availability of top sports and exotic cars. You can easily buy BMW, Porsche, and rent Rolls Royce in Dubai.
With that said, let’s take a look at the top 7 exotic cars that remained popular among car-lovers in 2021:
A better and upgraded version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia was launched in 2021 that gained everyone’s attention.
This luxury car comes with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine capable of producing 533 horsepower. Furthermore, the super saloon GTA’s body is composed of carbon fiber to reduce total weight, while the engine is built of aluminum. Giulia has a 0-62mph sprint time of 3.9 seconds and a peak speed of 192mph.
2021 remained a huge year for EVs with almost every automobile brand introducing its new line-up comprising sustainable modes. Audi, too, jumped the bandwagon as it launched the Q4 e-Tron in the autumn of 2021. It is said to be directly competing with the Tesla Model Y.
The Q4 e-Tron was the company’s first vehicle to be built on the VW Group’s MEB platform. It’s an alternative to Q3 but costs more than that.
This sleek all-electric SUV will have a range of over 280 miles after a single charge. It boasts a 0-62mph sprint time of 6 seconds and a peak speed of 112mph. It comes with a powerful 302bhp twin-turbo engine, four-wheel drive, and an 82 kWh battery.
BMW 4-Series Convertible
BMW also launched its 4-series convertible last year and amazed car enthusiasts all over the world. This variant competes with Audi A5 Cabriolets and Mercedes C Class in terms of power and performance.
This newer model features a delicate and light cloth roof instead of a sturdy hardtop. It packs in a turbocharged 2.0 L four-cylinder petrol engine with 181bhp. The 430i features the same engine, but it has been upgraded to produce 254 horsepower. This model has a peak speed of 150 mph and a 0-62 time of 7.5 seconds.
Alfa Romeo Tonale
The Alfa features strong foundations and an engine that is identical to the Jeep Renegade. This indicates that it will be available in FWD and AWD, as well as diesel, petrol, and hybrid versions.
The next spot in the list of the best exotic cars in 2021 is occupied by the BMW iNext. It is an all-electric SUV with a 500 horsepower engine with a range of 376 miles. The i-Next or iX will be a zero-emission SUV with the same dimensions as the X5. This car’s 0-62mph sprint time is estimated to be under five seconds. It will also feature a 5G connection and a radar sensor for autonomous driving.
Audi Q5 Sportback
Audi launched another variant, the Q5 Sportsback, in the spring of 2022. This next version of the Q5 features a nose identical to its previous model but has a more rakish, distinct rear end, comparable to the Q8 and e-Tron Sportback.
It will face off against the BMW X4 as well as the Mercedes GLC Coupe. Furthermore, this variant’s engine is an improved and elevated version of the Q5. It comes with a 2.0-L four-cylinder diesel engine complemented by mild-hybrid assistance, a 2.0-L petrol engine, and even a 3.0-L diesel engine with 342bhp.
The new BMW i4 remained a sight to behold when it was launched in 2021. Due to its switch-out delicate headlamps, slim side mirrors, and massive wheels, it gained every car enthusiast’s attention. The i4 has BMW’s 5th generation electric drivetrain, making it a more compact, lighter, but efficient and stylish car.
There were many other models that came out last year.
However, the aforementioned remained absolutely popular. You can rent these and many other luxury cars in Dubai from many car rental shops, such as One Click Drive, to experience the ultra-exclusive driving experience first-hand.