22, April 2019

Best New and Redesigned High-End Cars of 2019 (Part I)

For some time now, Asian and European auto manufacturers have ruled the luxury car market.

That’s not to say that U.S. manufacturers are totally out of the game. Cadillac is ending its ATS compact sedan, but new CT3, CT4, and CT5 styles are in the development stage. Lincoln will focus on luxury crossovers and SUVs in the near future but could easily construct new cars on the platform coming underneath the all-new Aviator.

2019 Audi A6

2019 Audi A6

Audi redid the midsize A6 sedan for 2019. Wider and longer than the outgoing one, the 2019 A6 has a reworked cabin with more room for occupants and new seats.

A new turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 engine is supposed to generate 340 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. To improve efficiency and reduce lag, the engine has a hybrid system containing a belt-driven alternator starter and a lithium-ion battery recharged via regenerative braking.

2019 Audi A7

The redid 2019 Audi A7 Sportback is large, luxurious, and absolutely in charge. Centered on the new A6, the A7 Sportback is a 5-door hatch with a sleeker roofline and more cargo space. Audi states the new A7 has more room inside, particularly in the back seat.

2019 Audi A8

2019 Audi A8

As the first production expression of the design language it debuted on its Prologue Concept design study, the new 2019 Audi A8 sets the precedent for all future Audis to come, including the new A6 and A7 Sportback. Audi’s new flagship car is nothing short of luxurious. For example, the new rear relaxation seating option. They’re heated, including the armrests. They’re power adjustable, they’ll massage you, and the right passenger even has a footrest with a massage and warming function. Four-zone climate control, dual-tablet entertainment, and customizable Matrix LED reading lights are also good options.