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 drivers will wish the steering provided more feedback.
The Audi A8 offers all the refinement and technology you could want, and has one of the classiest cabins around. Not the biggest limo, but it's far from cramped.
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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 lower-powered 3.0-litre V6 diesel. It misses out on Audi's quattro four-wheel-drive system and has only front-wheel drive, but it's perfectly composed and 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, internet connectivity and all-LED headlights.
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…
One of the least pricey ways into long-wheelbase A8 ownership is also one of the best. This engine has all the power you need and still offers the refinement and luxury that car buyers expect.