Cooley On Cars
Top 5: Luxury car technologiesBrian Cooley runs down his Top 5 list of over-the-top technologies found in cars that are all about luxury.
Well thanks to technology and electronics you can option all kinds of amazing tech into affordable cars these days. Yet some tech options are still the domain of the very wealthy I'm Brian Cooley and these are my top five technologies in cars that I think really set the serious luxury ride apart from what the rest of us can afford. Number five is big name audio. Now I put this down at five, because high end audio is popping up all over different priced cars. With Meridian, Beats. Fender, B and O, Naim, and others getting into the cabin. but the really expensive audio rigs that add five to even ten thousand dollars to a car's price. That's still top shelf. Ironically, most buyers who Who can afford such cars, are at an age where they can't even hear a high pitched doorbell. But those speaker grills are sure impressive. Number four, A B12 engine. The trend these days is to get more power from fewer cylinders. All the way down to three. Even Ford's new super car only has six. So what are some of these luxobarges doing with 12? Because that says I make more money than you do. Oh, and it also has a certain innate smoothness. Number three is night vision tech. Now head up displays are moving to the mainstream, but these James Bondian night vision screens. Still remain in your financial planner's dash board, not in the one in the Mitsubishi he said you could afford. Number two, lounge rear seats. Still the very emblem of class warfare, because they're all about luxury and repose While not even driving your own car. And they'll always remain in this vaunted position because you can't install them in a car that isn't already huge. Before I get you to number one, here's a luxury car option that isn't even in the car. When rich folks have bought the most high end car they can find, they then raise the stakes further with where you keep it. I hate it when I envy a car's bedroom. Number one is of course, the fridge, the backseat cooler. It takes the cake because it's just as sybaritic as those lounge seats but even less necessary. I mean, come on, there's a 7-11 full of cold drinks every three blocks Across this country [MUSIC] You'll make it but you'll probably don't want to emerge from behind your privacy screen. Should have added those to the list. [MUSIC] More top five list to wake the car lovers, go to CNETOnCars.com. Click on top five.