Audi A8 sedan made first entry in year 2010, with successive version, its now in line to compete full size sedan. TDI diesel is not available, while long wheelbase A8L is available with 12 8 or 6 cylinder options. With 2016 A8 packs with V-8 4.0 liter twin turbo is able to produce 450 hp and 444 lb-ft of torque with aggressive rear and front fascias. Taking 3.9 in 60 mph is awesome this was the last thing A8 required, despite more power it still remains equivalent to BMW 750i XDrive which consumes 4.4 seconds for 60 mph.
Rear seats coming with massage, heating and cooling functions, V-8 delivers power effortlessly at all revs. Better ride and silent interior and agility are part of A8. Steering wheel provides precise resoponse despite being light, body roll motion is in control helps cornering comfortable and cruising, drivers view remain best despite heavy 4672 pounds and 207 inch longer. 360 degree camera makes parking quiet easy. Audi efforted to keep light weight keeping aluminium body but cannot beat Cadiallc CT6, Jaguar XJL in this area, as well both Jaguar XJL and Cadillac CT6 do provide sharper and sportier handling.
Audi A8 remains as alternative to Mercedes-Benz S-class and BMW-7 Series. Despite being priced in six figures , A8 provides less inside comparatively. Our test includes rear seat comfort package, active safety features, all wheel drive reaches $96,175 which is near around Mercedex S550 four wheel drive automatic and BMW 750i xDrive. Keeping plastic trim interior is not what you expect in this segment. Wood is glossier, instead matte wood been better. Onscreen graphics has not changed along with MMI control interface. Adding surprise as Android Auto or Apple CarPlay , USB port not included.
Audi A8 will fail to impress customer who even look at Mercedes-Benz S-class.