The Largest Cars in the World

The Largest Car

As we mentioned in our “Are Cars Getting Bigger?” article; numerous cars have been produced throughout history that are considered exceptionally large. The average size of cars has fluctuated over time for an assortment of reasons. The first automobiles were quite petite, but flash forward to the mid twenties and many sedans were remarkably large cars such as the Model J Duesenberg’s that stretched almost 21 feet in length. Luxury cars from brands such as Duesenberg, Cadillac, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Daimler, Lincoln, McFarland and others during the twenties and thirties offered some of the largest cars ever made in terms of length.  After this time period average car sizes were fairly consistent until the 1970’s energy crisis when they sharply decreased.  Ever since the late eighties the average length of cars have been on the rebound.

Although you can judge a vehicle’s size by weight, height, length and perhaps interior dimensions, we considered that a cars length was the component most often associated with how large a car is.  Therefore, the list that we’ve compiled below of the largest cars in the world is arranged in descending order from longest car on down through the fiftieth longest.  This list includes sedans, wagons, coupes and convertible cars, however excludes pickups, SUVs, vans and other types of vehicles as we strictly wanted the list to pertain to true cars.

At least to us, the list really isn’t all that surprising seeing that the top of the it is saturated with the extended wheel base versions of ultra premium luxury cars.  Evidently Germany and England automakers love their exceptionally large cars, since the top 11 largest cars on earth are manufactured in one of these countries.  Again it’s not that surprising, since these two countries are renowned for producing some of the best cars in the world.  If Mercedes-Benz didn’t discontinue their Maybach brand after last year’s model then it would have dominated the top of the longest cars list.  Our favorite car on the top of the list is the Bentley Mulsanne, which we believe carries its lengthy proportions the best and doesn’t appear to be stretched or look like an after-thought.  Perhaps to some it’s surprising to see any Ferrari qualify as one the top 50 longest cars in the world list, but if you see this AWD 4-seater in person then its considerable length is obvious (mainly due to its massive hood).

Many car enthusiasts would guess that some of the largest cars in the past half century were Cadillac’s from the sixties and seventies.  Despite this assumption, some late model cars are actually longer.  For example, the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase is larger than almost every Cadillac and other lengthy car of this era.  The legendary 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 sedan is longer than the Rolls-Royce at 244.8 inches, but is no match for the 2005 Maybach Exelero Coupe which stands at an incredible 245.3 inches.

Top 50 Largest Cars in the World:

1 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase 239.8 inches
2 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedan 230 inches
3 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe 220.9 inches
4 2013 Bentley Mulsanne 219.5 inches
5 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase 219.3 inches
6 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Sedan 212.6 inches
7 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Base / Speed 208.3 inches
8 2013 Audi A8 L 207.4 inches
9 2013 Jaguar XJ XJL 206.6 inches
10 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 206.5 inches
11 2013 BMW 7-Series / Alpina B7 LWB 205.3 inches
12 2013 Lexus LS L 205 inches
13 2013 Lincoln MKS 204.1 inches
14 2013 Hyundai Equus 203.1 inches
15 2013 Ford Taurus 202.9 inches
16 2013 Audi A8 / S8 202.2 inches
17 2013 Cadillac XTS 202 inches
18 2013 Jaguar XJ XJ 201.7 inches
19 2014 Chevrolet Impala 201.3 inches
20 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 201 inches
21 2013 Maserati Quattroporte 200.7 inches
22 2013 Chevrolet Impala 200.4 inches
23 2013 Lexus LS 200 inches
24 2013 Dodge Charger 199.9 inches
25 2013 BMW Alpina B7 SWB 199.8 inches
26 2013 BMW 7-Series 199.8 inches
27 2013 Chrysler 300 198.6 inches
28 2013 Dodge Challenger 197.7 inches
29 2013 Aston Martin Rapide 197.6 inches
30 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe 197.3 inches
31 2013 BMW 6-Series 197.2 inches
32 2013 Buick LaCrosse 196.9 inches
33 2013 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 196.8 inches
34 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 196.7 inches
35 2013 Hyundai Genesis 196.3 inches
36 2014 Acura RLX 196.1 inches
37 2013 Tesla Model S 195.9 inches
38 2013 Porsche Panamera 195.7 inches
39 2013 Audi A7 195.6 inches
40 2013 Jaguar XF 195.3 inches
41 2013 Toyota Avalon 195.2 inches
42 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible 194.8 inches
43 2013 Infiniti M 194.7 inches
44 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC 194.2 inches
45 2013 Lincoln MKZ 194.1 inches
46 2013 Acura TL 194 inches
47 2013 Audi A6 /S6 193.9 inches
48 2013 BMW M5 193.5 inches
49 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 193.4 inches
50 2013 Ferrari FF 193.2 inches

Largest Cars in the World – No Longer Being Produced (in recent yrs):

1 2005 Maybach Exelero Coupe 245.3 inches
2 2012 Maybach 62 S Sedan 242.7 inches
3 2012 Maybach Landaulet Convertible 242.7 inches

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