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Pros: Not only is it an Aston Martin, but it’s an Aston Martin with four doors and it’s still fast. 

Cons: While it boasts those four doors, the rear seat is a bit tight and the Aston Martin Rapide S is also a bit of a gas hog. 

2015 Aston Martin Rapide S Price and Fuel Economy: Base price of a 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S is $214,860. There are no other models or trims available, it comes one way only. As for fuel efficiency, the Rapide S does 19.5L/100km in the city and 9.1L/100km on the highway. 

Powertrain: Regardless of the Rapide S only offering one engine choice, it’s a good one so there’s no worry there. Outfitted with a 6.0L V12 unit that’ll produce 560 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, this Aston is properly quick. Top speed sits at roughly 325km/hr and you’ll hit 100km/hr from a standstill in just 4.2 seconds. 

This current generation of the V12 found in the Rapide S offers an 18% increase in power over the previous gen. 

All that power is handled via the world’s first transaxle 8-speed transmission, known as Aston Martin Touchtronic III, and is sent to the rear wheels. 

Changes and Improvements: Since 2013, the Rapide S hasn’t seen that many major changes. However, for the 2015MY the big news is the Touchtronic 8-speed transmission and power increase. 

Cargo Capacity: Four passengers will fit in the 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S, and the trunk will swallow up 317 litres of stuff. 

Safety: The 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S comes equipped with all standard safety equipment and airbags, as well as its very own First-aid kit. 

Comparing the 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S: Jaguar XJ, Porsche Panamera, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.