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Audi A8 L 55 TFSI Quattro 4dr Tiptronic Review

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Review

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

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Trim: A8

The standard A8 comes loaded with kit. Climate control, 18in alloy wheels, heated and electric leather seats, sat-nav, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are only the beginning — the full list is much, much longer. Bearing in mind how people use these cars, we'd opt for the long-wheelbase version, which as well as extra rear space adds heated rear seats, a 5.7in tablet-style remote control, four-zone climate control, rear USB ports and electric rear sunblinds.

Engine: L 55 TFSI Quattro

For those worried about the future implications of buying a diesel, the petrol makes a wholly convincing alternative. True, the 55 TFSI doesn't have quite the low-rev grunt of the diesel, but it's still well-suited to the A8. Its power delivery is buttery smooth and you barely hear any noise from it.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.2

Urban: 26.4Motorway: 46.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

177

g/km

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