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Audi A8 55 TFSI Quattro S Line 4dr Tiptronic Review

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Review

The A8’s blend of performance, comfort and serenity are wedded to its beautifully built, practical and well equipped interior. In fact, we reckon that, by a whisker, it beats the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which shows you just how good to drive and be driven in the current Audi A8 is

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Trim:

S Line

Opting for S line trim gets you larger 19in wheels, Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights, front sports seats and rear privacy glass.

The 55 TFSI is temporarily off sale while it's being updated to meet the WLTP fuel tests. For those holding out for its return, it hasn't the same low-down grunt as the diesel, but still feels perfectly suited to the A8. It's buttery smooth and when you want to push on and utilise the engine's maximum performance, it revs more keenly and offers greater outright pace than the diesel, although the equivalent petrol in the Mercedes-Benz S500 is even more responsive and quicker still.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.8

Urban: 26.2Motorway: 45.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

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litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

180

g/km