5 TOP Longest wheelbases

1 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM EWB: 3772mm

Behold, the King Daddy. Unrivalled luxury requires an unrivalled wheelbase, with almost four metres between the arches allowing the larger Phantom sibling to offer maximum sprawling room for rear occupants.

2 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS S650L MAYBACH: 3365mm

There’s over 400mm difference between the Roller and Maybach, but you’re unlikely to notice when sitting in the back of the luxury Mercedes. Duck-down pillows for the rear seats help take your mind off any perceived snugness.

3 BENTLEY MULSANNE: 3266mm

A new-age replacement for the old Arnage, Bentley’s Mulsanne treats its owners to a 3266mm wheelbase. Both variants have over 1000Nm to get this opulent drawing room on wheels shifting with gusto.

4 BMW M760LI: 3210mm

A standard BMW 7 Series already has over three metres of air between its wheels, but the three LWB versions add an extra 140mm. The M760Li is the fastest, with a twin-turbo V12 producing 448kW and 800Nm

5 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE: 3171mm

The Quattroporte isn’t offered as a short-wheelbase model (buy a Ghibli instead), with one-size fits all accommodation afforded by the luxe 3171mm wheelbase. And the Germans could never carry off a car called a Viertürige.