The A8 boasts sharp dynamics and all models come with quattro technology with exception of the 2.0-litre TFSI hybrid version. All have an eight-speed automatic gearbox, for more details click on a brochure.
The most powerful of the petrol offerings is the 6.3-litre W12 but more impressive as daily drivers are the 3.0-litre TDI. It can complete the 0-62mph sprint in 6.1 seconds while the 4.0-litre twin turbo S8 will get from 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds.
Most comparable against rivals is the A8 3.0 TDI Quattro SE Exec with the Mercedes S350CDI and Jaguar XJ 3.0D Portfolio with the Audi’s 0-62mph sprint coming in 0.3 seconds ahead of the Jaguar and 1.2 seconds ahead of the Mercedes.