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Audi A8: More power, better efficiency, improved technologies

Audi A8

Nice review here of the new Audi A8. Enjoy the read!

The A8 handles well for a hefty 1.8-tonne saloon, thanks to its adaptive air suspension system with continuous damping control and three-stage height control, which offers a good combination of comfort and sportiness with a ride less harsh than that of its predecessor.

The interior exudes luxury and quality with an abundance of soft Valcona leather upholstery complemented by real ash wood and brushed aluminum trims. The front seats feature 12-way electric adjustability with memory, heat and cooling functions. Rear passengers get electric window blinds on all rear glass for privacy or shade plus generous amounts of head and legroom, reclining rear seats and optional four-zone climate control and Alcantara headliner.

The gear shift has been redesigned to be more compact and ergonomic than before. It sits lower to the well-appointed console and allows access to sport mode. Nearby is the new MMI touch-pad feature, which allows users to input characters onto a tiny touch-pad near the shifter using their fingertip instead of more traditional touch-screen, button-press or dial-turn methods, to access phone and navigation functions.