Handsome car, Excellent Mileage, Great highway cruiser. Good, not great, in snow with 4 new snow tires. Ultimately poor ergo dynamics led us to sell the car at 8 months of ownership and 9500 miles. Getting in and out of the car was difficult without hitting your head or shoulders. Getting out of the car the back of legs would always hit the door sill trim which sticks out too much. The gear shifter is different then standard automatics - easy enough to figure out but difficult if going from a different vehicle to this one. Cupholders are in the worst possible location - under buttons. Every time a cup is removed or placed in the holder a finger gets scraped. The MMI (technology) buttons and knob are between the shifter and the cupholders. One spill on the MMI controls and they are likely to get ruined and replacement costs are not covered by warranty (even the dealer warned us). The radio volume control knob seems to be in a great place on the console but way too easy to hit with a bag - change the volume, turn off the volume. The radio display - when a station is changed the display changes to the new station and then mysteriously shows the previous station (does not change the music) for about 10-15 seconds - why would it do that??? Strange click-click from under the car on the first acceleration with each time the car is turned on. Dealer said it was the anti lock brakes (never heard that in previous cars with antilock brakes). I wonder if it was the new quattro system.
This car is by far the perfect fusion of performance, practicality and technology. Drive select gives you two different flavor of driving, dynamic being stiffer, comfort being softer, and it was more than capable when traveling through mountains or highways. More space than you possibly imagine, huge cargo, very comfortable second row (don't look, sit on and you know what I am talking about). Length is the same with SUVs like Lexus RX 350, only with lower ride height, giving substantially better driving pleasure. Technology wise I don't know a car better than this except tesla, definitely better than current BMW (2017). Combination of advanced lane assist, adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist almost make this car driveless, removing most of driving pressure, but still in practical level (you have the control instead of the car itself). Luxury interior, fantastic lighting and high quality inlay and leather. Only one complaint is that it is not as sporty and stiff as some of the sport coupe, but I guess I can't put all hope onto the same car:)
Pricey but well worth while. Car is an amazing combination of luxury, comfort and utility. It make you smile as you go down the road; however, it will NOT accept a trailer hitch even though articles say it does.