Audi A8 Review – Sleekly Stylish with a Sporting EdgeLast Updated: February 1, 2019
It’s beautiful to look at, luxurious in comfort, and packs a performance punch. The new Audi A8 comfortably retains its place among the world’s leading luxury car brands.
WITH its new A8, Audi is going toe to toe with the Mercedes S Class and Range Rover in the luxury car segment. Our Audi A8 review outlines the noteworthy features of a vehicle that has reaped critical garlands for its interior design and overall driving dynamism—its sleek, executive-class comfort bubble with zippy excitement, thanks to its handling and performance. Here are some of the highlights of the new Audi A8.
1. Shape & Build
AUDI have striven to make the A8 as aerodynamic as possible. Built on the trademark aluminium Audi Space Frame, the Audi A8’s lightweight construction enables the car to accelerate swiftly while minimising CO2 emissions, but also maximising protection for the driver and passengers.
NO Audi A8 review (or indeed a review of any Audi vehicle) would be complete without an assessment of how well the car lives up to the carmaker’s reputation for attention to detail. The Audi A8 does not disappoint. The finishing touches throughout the interior greatly enhances the comfort, feel and distinctively Audi quality of the overall driving experience. The attention to detail is impressively forensic, and is evident in everything from the luxurious leather upholstery to the sports feel of the three-spoke leather steering wheel.
3. Equipment & Technology
THE range of technology used throughout the Audi A8 underpins the sportiness, convenience, comfort and almost uncannily intuitive functionality of the vehicle. Maximised driving comfort is standard in all A8 models, thanks to the broad ranges of electric seat and steering wheel adjustment positions available. Other features standard across the range include sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB input and a 60gb hard drive, in addition to a fantastic sound system, that boasts a superb subwoofer speaker.
THE A8 has adjustable air suspension that provides a pretty supple ride, whether the driver has selected Comfort or Auto modes. Standard double glazing keeps wind noise in the cabin to a minimum, and vibration through the controls has been minimised to the point of elimination. Overall, the car delivers a sleek, polished driving experience, with an edge of sports excitement.