The segment of the upper class includes models which are equipped with at least six-cylinder engines with a displacement of 2.8 liters.
With the use of alternative drive systems and downsizing engines, this limit is really blurred in the future. The minimum length of an upper-class vehicle in this segment must have five meters, the minimum price is about 50,000 Euros. In the EU, the vehicle class is not referred to as upper class, rather than luxury.
This segment primarily sedans are located next to convertibles and coupes, but no station wagons. 2009 23.170 Upper Class models were registered in Germany. This corresponds to a level of 0.6 percent of total registrations. Some of the key models: BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class. Foreign automakers such as Lexus the LS-Series or Maserati with the Quattroporte play a minor role in the registration statistics of the upper class.