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The Charger’s days might be numbered, but it isn’t going quietly. Instead, the outgoing 2023 Dodge Charger and its savagely powerful V8s took the No.1 spot on TrueCar’s list of top-tier fast sedans for 2023. Still, it’s not alone on the list; many other sports sedans offer blisteringly quick acceleration and performance, like the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V and BMW M5. 

What is a good fast sedan?

According to TrueCar, these sports sedans are some of the best fast four-door options on the market for 2023: 

  • Dodge Charger
  • Cadillac CT5-V
  • Lucid Air
  • BMW M5
  • BMW M8

What engine is in the new 2023 Dodge Charger?

The 2023 Dodge Charger offers four engine options in varying states of tune: the 3.6L Pentastar V6, 5.7L Hemi V8, 6.4L Apache V8, and supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8. The entry-level SXT and GT trims pack the 303-horsepower V6 with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). 

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody shows off its fascia which identifies it as a fast sedan with an SRT engine.
Dodge Charger | Stellantis

However, TrueCar applauds the Charger for its “muscle car performance with sedan practicality” and smile-inducing V8 power. As a result, the Dodge models with list-topping credentials are the 485-horsepower R/T Scat Pack and supercharged Hellcat models. In fact, the 797-horsepower SRT Hellcat Redeye can hit 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds.  

Why is the Dodge Charger being discontinued?

The 2023 Dodge Charger may have stolen the top spot on TrueCar’s list, but the automaker is discontinuing the Charger to follow the industry push for alternative energy options. For instance, Dodge’s Daytona SRT EV has the potential to electrify the brand’s muscle car image.   

What is the 0-60 mph time on a 2023 CT5-V?

The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V is a properly quick sports sedan. The twin-turbo V6-powered CT5-V can hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds on its way to a 13.3-second quarter mile. 

The properly fast Cadillac CT5-V sedan shows off its white paintwork and luxury car profile in the desert.
Cadillac CT5-V | General Motors

However, the CT5’s lineup also features a tire-vaporizing CT5-V Blackwing model. In Car and Driver’s testing, the Blackwing’s supercharged 668-horsepower 6.2L V8 motivated the Cadillac model from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.

How does Lucid compare to Tesla?

The Lucid Air is a fitting rival for the Tesla Model S. For instance, Lucid says the Air Dream Edition will cover an astounding 520 miles on a single charge. That’s much longer than the Tesla Model S Long Range, which promises around 405 miles. 

Moreover, the Lucid Air Dream Performance Edition hit 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds in Car and Driver’s testing. That puts it around half a second behind the Model S Plaid. However, the range-topping trim also topped out at 173 mph, higher than the Plaid’s governor-limited 162. Still, the EVs aren’t quite up to the task of outrunning the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat’s top speed of 203 mph. 

Are the BMW M5 and M8 some of the best fast sedans? 

The BMW M5 and M8 take the fourth and fifth spots on TrueCar’s list of the best fast sedans for 2023. Both Bavarian beasts start at over $100,000, but they earn their spots with neck-snapping acceleration, refined designs, and handling characteristics that fans expect from BMW’s M cars. 

A red BMW M5 sedan is fast around a test track.

The M5 is a dedicated four-door sedan, while the M8 is available as a hardtop or two-door convertible. Considering a 2023 M5 can hit 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, the BMW super sedans are some of the last words in sleeper performance. 

What do you think of these four-door cruise missiles? Should other sports sedans have beaten the Dodge Charger? Tell us in the comments below!


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