Audi A8 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:diesel, hybrid, petrol
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Passengers in the back are treated to first-class levels of comfort, too – especially in the long-wheelbase 'L' version, which of course provides even more room to stretch out your legs.

There's actually slightly more space than in the back of an equivalent long-wheelbase Mercedes S-Class or BMW 7 Series, but frankly all three are ridiculously roomy. The optional electrically adjustable rear seats give you the ability to tailor your seating position for using a laptop, a snooze and anything in between.

All A8s offer decent interior storage, too. There are two cupholders in the front and two in the back, plus a rear central armrest and deep door pockets.

For those who love a stat, the boot's capacity is 505 litres. But that’s just a number, so what does it mean in practice? Well, it means the load bay is roughly the same size as the Mercedes S-Class' and is big enough to hold eight carry-on suitcases. It also means there’s room enough for a couple of sets of golf clubs, should you and a chum fancy a quick round between important business meetings. 

That said, if you go for the plug-in hybrid variant, you’ll have to make do with just 390 litres, the batteries taking up a good chunk of boot space. Plug-in rivals suffer from the same problem, however; the plug-in S-Class offers around the same amount of space. For reference, the much smaller Audi A4 offers around 480 litres of space. And regardless of model or option pack, there’s no way of folding the rear seats down to increase the size of the boot.

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