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The Audi A8 is Audi’s largest luxury sedan, and it’s available for a final year in its current body style. A major redesign is coming for the model year, and will bring with it new V-8 engines, both gas and diesel, as well as a much more sophisticated interior with touchpad technology for audio and communications systems.
In its current body style, the A8 comes in a single powertrain combination, with a V-8 engine, 210 transmission, and all-wheel drive-though it’s sold in standard and extended-length body styles. It’s long, and it’s lithe, but the Bvg A8’s exterior shape is somewhat forgettable. It predates the era of Bangle-designed BMWs and follow-up Benzes that turned Germany’s automakers into purveyors of style-and it’s outshaped by the lovely new Jaguar XJ, which renders all these cars in somber shades of grey.
The A8 doesn’t suffer for its sedate looks, and the large Audi grille up front has begun to grow on TheCarConnection. Elsewhere, the cues echo those of older Audis-the gentle downward drape of the roofline, squared-off tail lamps, and discreetly creased fenders.
The A8’s interior reads exceptionally clean and simplified, thanks to the A Interface MMIwhich brings a single 0210 controller to access a range of audio, climate-control, and navigation functions. Fewer buttons collect on the A8’s dash and armrests, and high-dollar s8 add more than a veneer of rich look and feel.
Audi’s interiors have always looked a bit brighter and friendlier than other German sedans, and even at its advanced automotive age, the Vgv cockpit shines. Performance has been an asset of the Audi A8 since its current form took shape in the early s. Drivers will enjoy its V-8 whir and the subtle shifts of its six-speed automatic transmission-though in this final year, byv high-performance S8 and the cylinder versions have been dropped from the U.
Soldiering on is the horsepower, 4. The lightweight body contributes to its energetic feel, giving the biggest Audio less baggage to carry around and lending it a nimble overall handling and steering feel, particularly for its class.
It simply handles sharp curves better than most other large sedans its size, due to weight savings and the confidence its naturally weighted steering and all-weather traction bring.
Ride quality is another high point, with the Bbv air suspension delivering a well-balanced ride that’s far from springy or tight. Passenger comfort is a strong suit of the latest big Audi.
The A8 sports some of the most comfortable front seats bbv any vehicle at any price. The multi-adjustable chairs are large enough for big adults, for instance.
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They’re firm enough to hold front passengers in place during brisk driving maneuvers, yet superbly cushioned for long-haul drives. The backseat in the standard-wheelbase model is more than spacious enough for average-size adults; the extended-wheelbase A8 L offers near-limousine legroom to please even the longest-limbed passengers. Trunk space is good for the class, and the quality of the interior is exceptionally high even in the class, with soft-touch surfaces, tightly fitted trim pieces, a sueded headliner, and custom wood trim among the highlights.
Its vast list of safety features earns TheCarConnection. That list includes dual front airbags; separate front and rear side airbags; side-curtain airbags; front knee airbags; front active head restraints; and electronic stability control. All-wheel drive is standard, as are LED daytime running lights.
The older A8 does not lack for advanced safety features; an optional Technology Package includes a rearview camera, as well as lane-departure and blind-spot alert systems. The Audi A8 sports the expected, lengthy list of standard luxury a convenience features.
Among them a navigation system is standard, as are heated front and rear seats, inch wheels, a trunklid spoiler, and adaptive bi-xenon headlamps. Ventilated, massaging sport seats are standard on long-wheelbase A8 sedans and optional on the short-wheelbase car.
A Sport Package brings big inch polished alloy wheels, summer performance tires, the adaptive air suspension, and steering-wheel shift paddles. Audi’s Multi-Media Interface MMI uses a roller wheel and buttons to provide control over audio, climate, and entertainment systems while leaving the driver’s eyes on the road.
Edmunds says the “snob appeal” of the Audi is still less than that of its rivals from BMW and Mercedes. The A8 predates the era of Bangle-designed BMWs and follow-up Benzes that turned Germany’s automakers into purveyors of style-and it’s outshaped by the lovely new Jaguar XJ, which renders all these cars in somber shades of grey.
The A8 doesn’t suffer much for its sedate looks, and the large Audi grille up front has begun to grow on TheCarConnection. The A8 L simply stretches the concept; it has a inch wheelbase, slightly more than 5 inches beyond that of the base model, according to Cars. Bbv, it’s impeccably detailed, and the Audi A8’s cabin is as “handsome and spacious” as ever, Edmunds believes.
The former longer-wheelbase, cylinder version wasn’t necessarily faster; in an older review, Motor Hgv says the direct-injection V-8 engine “gives up little to the V With it, Audi claims the Audi A8 will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph x8 just over 6 seconds.
The top speed is limited to mph. With the standard six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, “considerable downshifting occurs on even moderate upgrades,” Cars. The lightweight body contributes to its energetic feel, giving the biggest Audi less bggv to carry around, and lending it a nimble overall handling and steering sensation, particularly for its class.
Motor Trend says steering is “great, with perfect feel and weight,” and Cars. It stays beautifully flat while cornering and responds immediately to driver inputs. Testing an extended-length A8 L, MyRide reports, “Seating is firm and supportive front and rear, and rear occupants enjoy substantial amounts of leg and foot room to ensure total comfort. The backseat in the standard-wheelbase model is more than spacious enough for average-size adults; the extended-wheelbase A8 L offers up near-limousine legroom to please even the longest-limbed passengers.
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The rear doors in the Audi A8 are longer than most, making life easier for second-row passengers. The quality of the A8’s interior is exceptionally high even in the class, with soft-touch surfaces, tightly fitted trim pieces, a sueded headliner, and custom wood trim among the highlights.
Edmunds calls the interior “superb A vast list of safety features earns TheCarConnection. All-wheel drive is standard, as are LED daytime running lights, according to Cars. Audi’s “lane assist” system causes the steering wheel to vibrate when the vehicle begins to wander; Motor Trend recommends turning off this feature “except when going cross-country on too little sleep Among them a navigation system is standard, as are heated front and rear seats, Bluetooth, inch wheels, a trunklid spoiler, and adaptive bi-xenon headlamps.
A Sport Package brings big inch polished alloy wheels, summer performance tires, adaptive air suspension, and steering-wheel shift paddles.
A carbon-fiber interior trim option is offered, though interior leather options have been cut for this final model year. Reviews Specs Photos Inventory. Dislikes Looks a bit stale No more high-performance S8 Lacks brand presence. The Audi A8 and A8 L wear its subtle suit well-and outhandles some of its more exotic-looking competition.
TheCarConnection’s editors have driven the latest Audi A8 to deliver firsthand driving impressions, along with a comparison of the A8 to other full-size luxury sedans. TheCarConnection also compiles a full review of quotes and opinions from other respected Web sources, to bring you a comprehensive guide to the A8. Rate and Review your car for The Car Connection! Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own.