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Our Top 3 Luxury Automatic Family Cars for 2019

As automatic transmission specialists, we are passionate about all automatic cars. In this blog post, we specifically look at the best luxury automatic family cars of 2019. Family cars should provide space and practicality whatever your budget. But you with luxury cars you also expect an increased level of comfort and the latest technological features. If you’re looking to purchase a new vehicle we hope that our feedback can help in your decision making

BMW 3 Series

Arriving in July 2019, the new BMW 3 Series is more comfortable, practical and better equipped than its predecessor. Due to a significant reduction in its weight, it also has greater agility and reduced emissions. It will initially be available with a single petrol engine and two diesel engines. These new turbocharged four-cylinder units engines send power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox while the “intelligent personal assistant”, BMW3 series’s new system, adjusts the car automatically according to your regular driving habits and behaviours.

If you want a practical family car, without sacrificing sporty performance, then the BMW 3 Series may be the perfect choice for you.  


Audi A4

The new Audi A4 is on the way. Expected to be launched by the end of 2019 and to go sale in 2020 the new model is set to bring big changes both externally an in the cabin with stacked touchscreens. It isn’t certain whether it will give rise to a plug-in hybrid model, but what we do know is that it will be dropping its manual transmissions option as it only represents 5% of the sales in the United States which reveals a clear preference for the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission gearbox amongst buyers.

Uncannily smooth, the new Audi A4 is perfect for a family of 5 that is looking for a spacious and quiet vehicle that is stuffed with technology that is utterly intuitive to use.

Audi A4

Mercedes CLA

The new five-door model that is built on the foundation of the A-Class, offering a more grownup appearance and improved practicality for families. For now, at the top of the range sits the CLA 250 engine, a 222bhp four-cylinder turbo petrol engine and power is delivered through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. That gives a smooth start off the line and rapid shifts.

The interior matches the striking exterior with an 8.0 inch ‘floating’ infotainment system. The CLA also comes equipped with a number of safety features, such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance technologies that will give your family an extra sense of safety.

If comfort and quality are what you are looking for, orders for the Mercedes CLA will start next month with deliveries expected to kick off this June.


There are plenty of great options to chose from. We hope our top 3 helps with the shortlisting process. If you already own one, at the Mechanical Workshop, we are passionate about good automatic cars and with over 40 years of experience in automatic gearbox repairs and automatic gearbox servicing we are guaranteed to take good care of yours. Call us today on 01162863896 to make an appointment.