Audi A8 (2010 – 2017) Review
Audi A8 (2010 – 2017) At A Glance
Insurance Groups are between 40–50
On average it achieves 81% of the official MPG figure
The third generation Audi A8 of 2010 is an understated and extremely classy car. There is nothing about its styling an onlooker has to get used to. It looks exactly like a big, luxurious limousine should look
To travel inside there are few better cars on the road and its amazing refinement, sheer quality and clever yet useful on-board technology make it the perfect flagship to the Audi range. Whether you're behind the wheel, or lucky enough to be sitting in the back, the Audi A8 is a delightful car to be in.
Its forte is long distance cruising, which it manages in effortless and cosseting style, helped by an advanced adaptive air suspension system and a superb range of powerful yet smooth engines. The pick is actually the smallest engine in the form of the 3.0 TDI quattro - a powerplant perfectly suited to the refined Audi A8.
An aluminium body ensures weight is kept to a minimum which has huge benefits for both handling and economy. The 3.0 TDI is capable of impressive fuel economy with some versions achieving close to 50mpg - according to the official figures that is. The Audi A8 also handles very well with an agility and composure in corners that belies its size.
Add to that a sumptous and elegant cabin with acres of rear space and it's easy to see why the A8 is such a wonderful car to travel in. The interior oozes class with its impeccable quality and a host of advanced systems including satellite navigation with 3D mapping that actually 'talks' to the gearbox and lets it know when there are corners to avoid unneccesary gear changes.
Other cars in this class may look more distinctive from the outside, but none can quite match the all round abilities of the Audi A8. Its effortless style helps create that crucial 'feelgood factor' that means every journey is always a pleasure.
Real MPG average for a Audi A8 (2010 – 2017)
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