Posted: 21 May 2010
Inside it's predictably lovely. An ambient light pack is standard on all versions and greets passengers with ruby reds, soft magnolias and icy blues. And of course, every luxo-barge needs a headline gadget. Jag has the gear-selector wheel, Merc has night vision and the A8 has a new ‘touchpad' control system. It works like the one on a laptop, so you slide your finger over it to navigate through menus. You can even use your finger like a pen. Need to find your favourite Abba song? Just scrawl an ‘A' on the pad while resting your wrist on the new gear stick, which looks like the power lever from a posh yacht.