2016 Audi A8 SilverThe 2016 Audi A8 is a super luxury car that has excellent rider comfort and powerful engines. The A8 is the flagship for the Audi company. The base model has been updated for the 2016 year with a slightly longer wheelbase. All trims come in all-wheel drive and seat 5 people.

You’ll be paying anything from $81,500 to $137,900 for the A8 depending on styling and trim. The base model comes with a powerful V6 3.0 liter engine that makes 333 horsepower. All trims have all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.

The A8 does have cabin that can only be described as opulent and it’s on the high end of what Audi can deliver. Some critics have complained about the smaller trunk space compared to its rivals and also the infotainment system that is starting to look a little dated.

Specs

Getting in the driver’s seat of the Audi A8 is an exhilarating experience with a powerful engine lineup maxing out at 605 horsepower. The base model uses a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine. This can be upgraded to either the 4.0 liter V8 or the W12, with the V8 being the most popular.

Given the power of this vehicle fuel economy is still relatively good compared to other large luxury cars. The base V6 engine gets 19 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. The V8 has 18 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The W12 is the most fuel hungry with 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

The Audi A8 has a magnificent ride. It uses adaptive air suspension to smooth over any bumps in the road. This makes the cabin incredibly quiet and gives you a super smooth ride. All trims have all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Interior

The interior of the Audi A8 uses the finest materials including plush leather surfaces and wood accents throughout. Audi have taken great pains to make sure the interior is top notch. The front seats are heated, even in the base model, and all passengers will have plenty of room. The 2016 base model has had its wheel base extended so that rear passengers will have even more legroom than before.

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The Audi A8 comes with a navigation system with touch screen. One unique feature is that you can draw numbers and letters with your finger on the screen to search for addresses. It does however miss out on the swipe and pinch-to-zoom features found in other luxury cars.

One drawback of having a large passenger area is that this limits cargo space in the back. The Audi A8 has just 14.2 cu. ft. of boot space in the back.

Price

The 2016 Audi A8 has a base price of $81,500 for the 3.0 liter V6 with 333 hp. If you need even more power you can upgrade to the top trims with a starting price of $114,900.

Alternatives

The super luxury car class is designed to showcase the best of the best. Leading the pack is the 2016 Mercedes-Benze S-Class. Some other options to look at are the 2016 Porsche Panamera and the 2016 BMW 7-Series.