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By CJ Hubbard
03 September 2007 09:09
Just fine it seems – there are no other major changes to the A8's oily bits. But Audi has revised the suspension and steering settings in this facelift. This has taken nothing away from the existing car, but the changes are hardly revolutionary, either – the steering’s slightly more linear, the ride supposedly smoother (but still fidgety – especially if you opt for the sport package). However, Audi claims improvements to refinement make the A8 the quietest car in class – and our autobahn experiments confirm it as a very hushed place to sit. You can't quite hear a pin drop, but normal conversation is easy deep into three-figure speeds.
The A8 has always been comprehensively equipped as standard – what with range-wide adaptive air suspension, sat-nav, leather and iDrive-shaming Multi Media Interface (MMI). But you now also get four-zone climate control for your money, and a nifty DAB digital radio. New to the options list are blindspot monitors (blinking LEDs if you're in danger of pulling out into someone), lane assist (jiggling steering wheel if you stray over a motorway line without indicating), and a ceramic brake package for the hot S8 and W12 versions. There's also a Sport trim line with bodykit and two-tone leather. And don't forget the £4500 Bang & Olufsen stereo – after all even a Mazda 3 has a Bose system these days.
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Audi A8 2.8 V6 facelift (2007) CAR review
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RE: Audi A8 2.8 V6 facelift CAR review
I meant the TT RS thing not RS4, lost in niches!
21 July 2009 20:35
I think with this car and the RS4 and the S4 Audi have found a way with mapping and 'box settings to frig official Co2 figures.
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