Handling, acceleration, transmission, braking, ride, seat comfort, quietness, fit and finish, fuel economy for class.
Controls, small trunk.
Audi's flagship provides smooth and effortless acceleration, yet attains commendable fuel economy even with all-wheel drive. The car handles crisply and holds the road tenaciously, making it one of the sportiest luxury sedans, and the ride is firm yet supple. Interior ambience and quality of materials and craftsmanship is top-notch, with exceptionally comfortable and supportive front seats that have a variety of massage settings. The controls are overly complicated and the trunk is small for a car this size. Both regular and long-wheelbase versions are available. A 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 is the base engine and the S8 gets a 520-hp, turbo V8. A 3.0-liter V6 diesel is new.