What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Good build quality, acres of cabin space and stunning performance

Against The Audi is badge too understated for the 'luxury' sector. Steering is imprecise, too

Verdict It's a luxury car for those with no ego to stroke. Build quality is always a strong point

Go for… 4.2-litre quattro Sport

Avoid… 2.8-litre petrol

Audi A8 Saloon
  • 1. The cabin is luxurious, with plenty of leg- and headroom throughout
  • 2. Pay attention to the brakes and steering rack - these are both prone to high wear
  • 3. Check the chrome-effect trims: if they're cleaned incorrectly, they turn a milky white
  • 4. Listen out for transmission noise - repairs can be costly
  • 5. It's hardly tight in the standard car, but you can get even more rear legroom in the long-wheelbase model
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