Car reviews - Audi - A8 - 4.2 TDI sedan
Audi's flagship A8 oil-burner is more than a match for its fellow German luxo-sedans
24 Jun 2011
WITH only a handful destined for Australia each year, the A8 will never figure prominently on most buyers’ radar, especially when the incredibly rapid V8 diesel kicks off from $234,500. But for the privileged few who can afford it, the Audi sedan flagship presents an intriguing fusion of design, quality and technology, in a package that is now at the very least the equal of its Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus rivals. This luxury limo’s time has arrived.
Model release date: 1 February 2011 to 1 April 2014
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A8 sedan rangeReleased: Aug 2003
Ended: Aug 2010
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HANDSOME, exquisitely built and beautifully detailed, the A8 has long appealed to a somewhat different buyer to a BMW 7 Series or Benz S-class. The third-generation model continued with its predecessor’s advanced aluminium body and space-frame construction, which reduced weight but added complexity.
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