We’re expecting some awesome things coming soon from both Audi and BMW this year. Every year we get so excited to see what’s new and what’s hot for luxury vehicles, but so far, it’s looking like 2017 is going to be the best yet. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 mid-sized luxury vehicles to look forward to this year. Here’s what we found:
1. Audi A6
The 2017 Audi A6 is by far the best 4-door midsize sedan on the market. Ranging between $48,000 and $68,000 depending on the features available, the Audi A6 is one of the hottest luxury vehicles to hit the markets this year. The A6 is a truly gorgeous model with sharp lines and edges, making it eye catching. For a four door, it looks incredibly sporty. The A6 has a top speed of 128mph and fuel efficiency of around 24mpg city and 34mpg highway. The best bang for your buck is the option to upgrade to a supercharged 3.0 V6 with all wheel drive. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on a 7-inch infotainment system, night vision, cruise control, and automated emergency braking.
2. Cadillac CTS
The 2017 Cadillac CTS is another one of the greats this year. It ranges between $44,000 and $72,000 depending on the features you select. The CTS is number two on our list because it has so many options, including a base engine at 268-hp turbo four; a 335-hp V-6 and a 420-hp twin-turbo V-6 (a.k.a. Vsport) are optional. The CTS is rear-wheel with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and most models have the option to be all wheel drive as well. The CTS sports sharp lines as well as rounded surfaces, making it look classy and clean. The interior comes with a ton of features including an entertainment system, a quality sound system, and heated seats. The CTS is just as powerful as it is pretty, making it a great option for a 2017 luxury vehicle.
3. BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
The 2017 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is top 3 on our list because it’s so incredibly sexy and powerful. As far as a 2017 luxury vehicle goes, this is one of the most expensive ones, starting at $80,000 and ranging up to $124,000. The Gran Coupe sports a 20mpg city fuel efficiency and a 29mpg highway, which is a bit disappointing. However, the Gran Coupe makes up for it by packing an incredibly powerful engine and transmission. It sports A 315-hp 3.0-liter turbo inline-six or 445-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8, which brings power to the rear or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. It comes with the most balanced chassis on the market. Its well-weighted steering makes it so much fun to drive. If you opt for the Alpina model, you’ll enjoy a boost to 600 hp, all-wheel drive, and an even more lavish cabin. This is a 4 door that carries itself like a 2 door and looks like a muscle car. An absolutely gorgeous, well-rounded luxury vehicle.
4. Jaguar XF
The 2017 Jaguar XF made it into the top 5 due largely in fact to its fuel economy and endless features. As a gorgeous sports sedan, the XF sports 30mpg economy through city traffic and 42mpg on the highway. Ranging between $49,000 and $67,000, the XF is a great model inside and out. The interior is clean and roomy. The backseat is much larger than the other models, and the trunk is very spacious as well. The XF sports an 180-hp turbo-diesel four as the base engine; a 340- or 380-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 is optional. An eight-speed automatic pairs with rear- or all-wheel drive. A standard 8.0-inch touchscreen can be upgraded to a 10.2-inch HD touchscreen. The XF is a luxury vehicle enthusiasts dream, as it’s quick, quiet, and spacious.
5. Volkswagen CC
The Volkswagen CC is an excellent entry luxury vehicle. It comes at a low price ranging between $35,000 and $38,000 brand new with a fuel economy of 22 city and 31 highway. The body hasn’t changed much in the past years, but it still covers a sleek exterior and a comfortable interior as well as an awesome drive. Under the hood is a 200-hp turbo four with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic as the sole powertrain. A 6.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is standard. The uplevel R-Line Executive model has lane departure and forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
As a foreign auto repair company, we do a lot of work with Volkswagens, Audis, and BMWs. We’re passionate about luxury and performance, and keeping both you and your vehicle looking and sounding great. If you’re as excited about the luxury vehicles available this year as we are, but can’t bring yourself to give up your current model, check out our product list. You’ll find that you can get that 2015 model running the same as a brand new 2017.