For The Audi A8 is a technologically advanced, refined and beautifully made luxury car. Standard equipment is comprehensive and the 3.0-litre diesel model combines effortless performance with impressive economy.
Against It's not as roomy as some rivals, the subtle styling won't appeal to everyone and the numb steering doesn't provide much reassurance in corners.
What Car? says
The Audi A8 offers all the refinement and technology you could want, and has one of the classiest cabins around. It's not the biggest limo, but it's far from cramped.
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There are 18 Audi A8 versions available
Target Price team says:
The Audi A8 is available with a wide range of powerful engines but, however you spec it, it will be expensive to buy or lease and suffer from heavy depreciation.
The pick of the range is the 3.0-litre V6 diesel. It's plenty fast enough, refined and good to drive, plus it keeps running costs as low as possible.
The hybrid model can run on electric power alone for a few miles, making short zero-emission journeys feasible, but it's not as refined as a luxury limo should be.
Every A8 comes with a long list of standard equipment, and Audi lets you personalise your car with a range of high-tech options, including night-vision assist and massaging front and rear seats.
Reader test team says:
Bought the car from an Audi main dealer at 12 months old / 11,000miles. Thoroughly sold on the sleek but conservative exterior appearance (almost…
I bought this car when it was 16 months old from main Audi dealer. Before this I've owned two BMW series 7, BMW 535d, Merc CLS 320d Brabus conversion…
I have had my new A8 4.2TDi for about 2 months now, following a previous model A8 3.0TDi. In a number of respects the new A8 is not as good as the old…