2010 Audi A8 L Review : Car Reviews

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While not the most powerful or luxury sedan, the A8 is not without its

When long-distance low-level is required, there’s really no option than an imperious sedan. SUVs and crossovers are too bouncy and thirsty, and the Japanese and offerings just don’t have the charisma.


1. The A8 comes as a standard wheelbase or wheelbase model, priced at and $78,400 ($95,000 and $100,000 respectively.

2. All A8s get a 4.2-liter V8 with and 325 ft-lbs of torque.

3. The S8 model a 450-hp V10 and the A8 W12 with a 450-hp engine have both dropped for 2010.

The A8 is available in two wheelbase lengths, the at $74,500 ($95,000 CAD); the one (which gives immense seat room) starting at ($100,000 CAD). All models are on a similar chassis to the Bentley series, but using lighter with a full air suspension and wheels.

The styling is aging with Audi’s more curvier offerings, like the S5, but still plenty of character The front grille and headlights are recognizable, but the rest is three-box In dark colors, the A8 L is a true not attracting unwanted attention. take one glance and assume just another of the kazillion on the road, only a bit bigger.


The only issue comes the 4.2-liter FSI V8 that produces at 6800 rpm and 325 ft-lbs of torque at rpm. Compared to the other in this class, that’s average, and while it makes a noise when revved, the power from either the V10 in the S8 or the once-optional 6.0-liter W12 would be appreciated. Still, the A8 L will run 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, with top limited to 130 mph in North America.

an Audi, power is split to all wheels through the company’s all-wheel drive, with a Tiptronic transmission. The usual of safety features, like ABS EBD and ESP makes this big saloon easy to drive quickly.

An optional Sport Package includes gorgeous 20-inch a three-spoke steering wheel and defaults for the air suspension’s Dynamic, and Automatic settings.

You’d be at how responsive a car longer than pickups can handle. Ultimately its lb. curb weight impedes its although that’s about when compared to its rivals. is decent at 16/23 mpg (city/highway).


Toys? Tons. Standard includes adaptive bi-xenon a parking system with camera, power glass tinted windows, and power-assisted and door closers. For the gadget-o-philiac, the Audi MMI system, Navigation DVD, BOSE premium Bluetooth and Sirius satellite are all part of that price as

Our tester featured dual-pane security glass ($600) improved road noise, the Package with adaptive control ($1,500), and the biggest toy of all, the Bang Olufsen sound system, with the that rise majestically the dash ($6.300). Along the Sport Package, that’s a $13,000 in upgrades.

Things to get ridiculous when you play the ‘Exclusive’ options. You can have the covered in Alcantara for $1,500. Or you can most of the dash and every surface coated in leather for an $6,400.

Amenities aside, the A8 L is remarkable in its as a long-distance cruiser. Its 14.6 feet of trunk space is for a week away with friends, and the rear-seat space is large. The front seats do under some criticism for people, as they just seem built for six-footers.


The Audi’s immediate rivals the BMW 750Li xDrive ($87,355), the LS 460 L AWD ($77,260) and the Mercedes-Benz S550 ($93,600). The Audi gets in power by all of them, but only the is less expensive.

All of these models offer their own of must-have technology, so at this point, it’s hard to one over another. The Benz is the new BMW too compromised, and the Lexus too Camry-ish. its age, the A8 makes a compelling for your shopping dollar, if shopping dollar is pointed at a luxury car in this economy.

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