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The Top Gear car review:Audi A8
For:As lovely to drive as to be driven in
Against:Doesn't have as much lounging space as the S-Class
What is it?
It’s the biggest and best Audi can do. Or at least, it’s the best Audi is allowed to do, lest it step on the toes of more exuberant saloons in the VW Group hierarchy. Bill and Marjorie over the road will think you’ve just bought an A4 like theirs – but inside the A8 is a world apart. As you’d expect, it’s a banquet of German sumptuousness and technology. The Mercedes S-Class is ultimately more indulgent, yes, but for technological accomplishment, few match an A8.
The fastestS8 Plus TFSI Quattro 4dr Tip Auto
The cheapest3.0 TDI 262 Quattro SE Executive 4dr Tip Auto
The greenest3.0 TDI 262 Quattro SE Executive 4dr Tip Auto