Posted: 21 May 2010
On higher spec cars, there are even more gizmos. You can choose a night vision pack with pedestrian protection and pre-safe function, which recognises shapes on the pavement then warns you if an errant pensioner is about to totter into your path. Full LED headlights are also an option, though the trademark strips are standard and now form the neat L shape of a chaise longue, rather than an arbitrary squiggle. The A8 will start from £52,800 for the base level 3.0-litre TDI and rise to £61,500 for the 4.2-litre TDI.