Audi A8 is a luxury and impressive saloon. It is one of the best in its class. If we talk about its reviews, they are very positive. It has got some unbendable competition, as well as the luxurious Range Rover and the implausible Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Extremely comfortable for travelling, and very advanced technologically.
There are five types of the engine of Audi A8 to choose from, including two types of diesel, two petrol’s, and another one is petrol hybrid model. All are smooth and refined, delivering strong performance. But diesel engines are mostly inspiring, organism both economical and fast. One of the biggest complaints about the A8 is the dull looks and weak direction-finding sense. But if you’re after a luxury or fancy car, then you could do inferior.
- Well equipped
- Efficient diesel engines
- Comfortable and refined
- Expensive to buy
- Boot small compared to rivals
- Some cars in class more fun to drive
On the Inside
Interior, the Audi A8 manages Audi’s reputation for building some of the best linings in the business. Top-quality materials are used everywhere with an inevitably laid-out touch plus a vast display of leathers, veneers and trim to make yours Audi A8 feel as sumptuous as possible. Again, it doesn’t look pretty as bespoke as its two main competitors and everyone can find the ideal driving position.
It is incredibly quiet and comfortable, especially thanks to the double-glazed windows. It has plenty of legroom even in standard versions. Boot space is described as “vast” while it is summary considerably in the poorly-rated Hybrid model.
Indeed, before customers get tick-happy on the options list, the Audi A8 has a pleasantly upmarket feel within thanks to 12-way electrically soft leather heated seats, sat-nav, four-zone heat control and fancy backgrounds like a touchpad MMI controller introduced as the model.
The drive is more vital than handling in a big luxury car and the Audi A8 trips at the first stumbling block. Different testers say about it, particularly on sports deferral and large wheel options. The Audi A8 driving is not excellent, not terrible, but considering its magic-carpet rivalry, the Audi’s a little unsatisfactory. Some testers also give the positive reviews; those saying the Audi A8’s adjustable settings mean at its most comfortable it is far enhanced than A8s of old.
Its Quattro four-wheel drive system is called Audi Drive Select that allows you to tweak the Audi A8 steering, suspension and gearbox and drive with plenty of grips and taut body control. Resistance at speed is high and it’s a lovely car to ride on a twisty back road. The trade-off for this, despite, is a determined low-speed drive.
There are different options in the engine room. Starting at entry-level Audi A8 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel puts 258bhp and this engine makes the car as speedy as anyone is a need. A more powerful 4.2-litre V8 TDI petrol on top of this kick out 380bhp and a 2.0-litre TFSI Hybrid petrol engine combined with an electric motor to serve up 242bhp. Another 4.2-litre TDI diesel is also available that produces 513bhp.
The incredibly silly 6.3-litre is the topping of the range, W12 petrol, which has a dark under 500bhp and is only accessible in the long wheelbase variant. Nobody will buy it, but it is the ultimate luxury A8. The crucial performance A8 is the S8, but hardly any will buy that whichever.
Safety and Reliability
The A8 hasn’t been obedient to Euro NCAP’s crash safety tests, but there’s little incentive to doubt its safety credentials. A substantial edifice and six airbags are approved, as is Audi’s pre-sense system, which automatically forces the seatbelts and shutter the windows if it uses multiple sensors pointed at the outside of the car to recognizes an immediate collision. Wheel mass monitoring and automatic stability control are also conventional. As an optional accessory, it is likely to combine this into a system that is also adapted to bring the car to an emergency station.
Value for Money
Although the Audi A8 is priced almost competitively with its competitors, it also admits the main problem suffered by any agency in this class: reduction. In as little as a year it can drop half its value, so you either need to have ample pockets and snap your lip or assume your company is holding the bill.
Unless that, or wait a year or two as a strong used-car customer, and pick one up for a tune. New buyers will, at least, take ridiculous amounts of kit for the money, counting touch-recognition software for draughting addresses into the sat-nav, and double glazing. If you want to keep reduction as much at the inlet as possible, option for the 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine is better.
If you see to buy an Audi A8, we’d recommend the 3.0-litre TDI model. While it’s the most original version, there’s nothing essential about the standard material or performance on offer.