Review 2011 Audi A8 (Short Wheelbase) The Truth About Cars

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The Audi A8’s minutes of fame in Super XLV showed that Audi did not for its flagship to fall into the sedan trap of courting aspirational lust with a obviously upscale demeanor. And America s economic recovery is too to inspire over-the-top indulgence, and owns the bulk-and-bling approach to anyway, Audi s attempt at a subtle, sophisticated brand of flagship makes good sense on paper. But does cleaner, leaner design strike the right tone for a new era of or does it doom this A8 to the that kept its predecessors breakinginto the mainstream of full-sized

More to the point, does s sophisticated marketing message a car that really does a different approach to luxury? Let s out

But inside the A8 does scream with a TV-binnacle free timelessly, effortlessly sweeps the of the cabin. Only the console’s meeting point with the and a DVD/Media door slapped in the of prime real estate make a Camry giggle delight. Luckily, the A8’s quantities of woodgrain and brushed capture the heart faster mercury-laced bread finds Finn.

Not to mix metaphors, but the cabin’s LED lighting ups the ante with a homage, bringing the front goodwill indoors.

And from the s seat, surrounded by well-chosen, materials as well as the latest in the A8 s sophisticated design brief begins to make sense. Sit in a 22-way adjustable massaging strong enough to pinch a and start the show. Tap the ignition and Audi’s MMI screen elegantly out, along with two rendered Bang Olufsen The $6300 audio upgrade has highs and imaging, but like BO sold in shopping malls, flat on mid/low bass at home (paging Dr.

Mark Levinson!).

The meaty sports metal-like chrome with a thumbwheel to control of Audi’s MMI features. Not necessary, the console’s rotary knob and logical buttonage are a quick MMI’s unique Etch-A-Sketch-alike pad for addresses is cool, but stupid: a screen from Kenwood’s beats scraping a fingernail to a street address.

Still, a of technology overload that just seem pointless and somehow feels proper it s located with ergonomic amid top-notch materials. the rest of the car, the technology is to overlook or dismiss, and yet just with unobtrusive ease.

While the tee-bar gear never warmed my soul, the 8 are a necessary part of the fun, if in sport mode. It’s a ratio box, leaving the V8 (372hp @ 6800rpm) no chance to out of its powerband. Very necessary, twin-turbo V8s are available at this elsewhere.

Even worse, adds AWD as a relatively cheap option.

Then again, has the Kenny G commercial. And the all-aluminum A8 is far on its feet than the big Benz, with precision and idiot-proof I couldn’t get the tires to chirp on a dry road. Flash the torque hammer the throttle and the A8 leaps much to the fear of its occupants.

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Throw in a corner, hit the apex at and still nothing: understeer up and the active handling nanny the brakes, even with the disengaged.

So it’s not an M5, but the A8 is a joy to drive on a road, with linear quick tip-in and acres of It’s good enough to A8 briefly lose power boost in a fast U-turn: a quibble, an easy fix for any chassis

So let’s chill. With the in mind, the A8’s air-sprung goes flat over bumps or pavement joints: no how beautiful, twanky-inch wheels are for The A8 has enough wheelbase/heft to dull harshness, but the endless banging the front end on my commute to work got old in a

Larger rubber might help, but can the exterior really even more subtlety?

Not a fan of our page. Too bad about that. For our peeps, here are your Nick Roshon, not an old man’s MMI is easier than I expected to Darren Williams: maybe the doors are why it feels cheap, so a price worth paying.


Blank, I assume it tops out at like most German you must promise to bail me out of before I find that out in the world. John Walker: the MMI touch pad and massaging seats are outstanding, and no, don’t tow with it. Ken every S-class I’ve in rides better, road weight perhaps?

Stephen Schwarz: like so new cars, the rear visibility is front is acceptable.

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