Audi A8 Review – Research New & Used Audi A8 Models | Edmunds

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Audi A8

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The flagship A8 is a full-size luxury sedan to appeal to wealthy consumers for maximum luxury and space. competing models from the German and Japanese marques may in greater numbers, the A8 does a distinct advantage because of its frame and body panels. lighter than a traditional frame, the Audi Space (ASF), as it’s called, offset the bulk of the car’s system; the A8’s competitors are rear-wheel drive.

Thanks to the system, winter weather is one of the Audi A8‘s strengths. accommodations are another, particularly the latest redesigned model and the second-generation A8. As with other understated luxury and cutting-edge combine to form an experience delivers refinement in abundance.

it’s sometimes overlooked, the A8 is a choice for a luxury flagship.

Current Audi A8

As with Audi A8s, the current offers a near-perfect blend of performance, amenities and style, and is one of our full-size luxury sedans. The A8 is in standard and long-wheelbase (A8 L) forms, the latter version laying to being the biggest luxury

Yet the A8 still weighs less most of its rivals thanks to its aluminum construction. The 4.2-liter V8 makes 372 horsepower and 328 pound-feet of and sends its power to all four via an eight-speed automatic transmission. plenty capable for the vast of drivers.

For more power-hungry there’s also a 6.3-liter W12 produces 500 hp and 463 lb-ft. The all-wheel-drive has a rear-biased power split, helps to provide the more feel of a rear-drive performance For even more athleticism, a limited-slip differential is available.

Of course the A8 comes loaded all the latest high-tech features. include a dynamic steering that can intervene with countersteering in a slide, adaptive control with stop-and-go automatic emergency braking, and vision with thermal and pedestrian detection. Audi’s MMI interface is still in use but now features an touchpad interface that fingertip gestures as letters and

Google Earth mapping for the system is another A8 exclusive.

the sumptuous cabin and all the luxury you’re bound to be impressed by the big ride and handling characteristics. The provides a comfortable ride excessive float over and when pressed on a curvy it proves surprisingly agile, nicely weighted steering. trims boast generous features, including amenities a navigation system and heated and rear seats.

Rear seat room is in the regular-wheelbase model, while the A8 L more than enough for a pair of 6-footers.

The A8 undoubtedly the snob appeal of its fellow but don’t let that stop With its roomy, best-in-class and excellent driving dynamics, sedan shines as one of the strongest in its segment.

Used Audi A8

The current A8 represents the third in the model’s history, debuting in In this inaugural year, the 4.2-liter V8 engine was offered. The W12 became available the following

The previous, second-generation Audi A8 was from 2004-’10. Relative to its this generation offered a chassis and a more muscular V8, with lots of comfort, and suspension upgrades. This A8 was in both standard-wheelbase (A8) and (A8 L) versions.

The base engine was a V8 that generated 335 hp and later to 350 hp for 2007. A six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive were From 2005-’09, there was an A8 L W12 that featured a 6.0-liter engine that produced 450 hp.

were light during generation. There were styling alterations for ’08, the equipment list was bolstered every model year. of which year you may be considering cabin furnishings were and the MMI interface made accessing the numerous audio, climate and functions fairly easy.

This A8 was often overlooked by sedan shoppers, but we always it to be a great alternative and certainly to other flagships in terms of performance and craftsmanship.

The first-generation A8 was offered from 1997-2003. it was one of the most technologically advanced on the market by virtue of its aluminum it never had its successor’s flair for or performance. Understated in its adornments and out, the original A8 failed to the over-the-top ambience that’s so for high-dollar luxury sedans in the United States.

However, if you the idea of owning a discreet car, you can buy a used A8 for considerably than you’d pay for a used BMW 7 or Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Early A8s were offered only a 113-inch wheelbase, which that their backseats cramped compared to the other luxury sedans. The longer and A8 L arrived for the 2000 model and would be our pick if you’re to carry adults in back. first-generation A8s were sold a 4.2-liter V8 and Quattro all-wheel Thusly equipped, the A8 was one of the quickest luxury sedans of its day, the V8 was deficient in off-the-line torque.

It was a comfortable car but not a particularly entertaining one due to soft suspension tuning. also offered a less front-wheel-drive model from This rare A8 had a small V8 and a modest 8.3-second 0-60

If you are looking for older years, our used Audi A8 page.

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