Space & practicality

Audi A8 review

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Audi A8
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8 Dec 2017 10:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 13:05

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

We doubt anyone will have issues with the space available up front in the A8, such is the generous amount of head and leg room, and the width available to spread yourself out sideways. Passengers in the rear are treated to first-class levels of comfort, too, especially in the long-wheelbase version, which of course provides even more leg room for anyone being chauffeured.

As with its rivals, all sorts of luxuries are available to help rear passengers relax. In long-wheelbase models, as well as the remote control with a 5.7in screen discussed in the previous section, you also get electric rear sunblinds, individual climate controls and heated rear seats, while electrically adjustable rear seats, seat ventilation and massage functions are some of the options available.

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All A8s get decent storage around the interior, with two cupholders up front and two in the back, plus a rear central armrest and deep door pockets.

For those who love a stat, the boot capacity is 505 litres. But that’s just a number – what does it mean in terms of space? Well, a compartment large enough to fit eight carry-on suitcases – this is pretty handy. It also means there’s space enough for a couple of sets of golf clubs if you fancy a round with a chum.

If you need more room, you can pop down the rear-seat backrest, which is one piece rather than split, so you can’t carry any rear passengers. Or use the ski hatch if you’re carrying something long and narrow.


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