Audi A8 Leasing
Top 3 Features
Acres of interior space.
Enough tech to rival Silicon Valley.
Understated yet ultra-luxurious.
Why Lease An Audi A8?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The Audi A8 is about as spacious as the inside of a car can be – but plenty of head- and legroom is a given for a limousine like this. What really makes the difference are the details which make it luxurious – like the 22-way electrically adjustable massaging seats, pop-out footrests and customisable interior lighting. The A8 has it all. Opt for the long-wheelbase version and a whole host of additional features open up. You can even electrically move the front passenger seat forward with an iPad-styled remote control.
Of course, 5 adults will fit in the A8 without a problem, should you need maximum people-carrying capacity – but 2 individual rear seats can also be optioned. There’s plenty of space for drinks, wallets and phones, regardless of which seating layout you choose. You can load the generous door pockets with large water bottles, but the glovebox is rather poky for anything more than a few small items.
The boot is slightly smaller than what you get in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7 Series but not by much. You can still fit in a set of Louis Vuitton suitcases – the car can lower itself at the rear, although the high load lip of the boot can still make it tricky to pack in heavy items.
If you lease an Audi A8, chances are you’re more interested in the performance of the general economy rather than the vehicle’s actual fuel economy – but it’s still good to know that even a large luxury saloon such as this can be relatively efficient.
A 48-volt mild-hybrid system is standard across the range, which helps improve fuel economy, allowing the 286hp diesel to achieve around 40mpg in mixed driving. The 340hp petrol V6 offers up 31mpg, while the superfast 571hp S8 offers 24.6mpg.
The economy leader here is the 443hp TFSIe plug-in hybrid petrol, which can manage 128.4mpg thanks to its ability to travel approximately 29 miles on electricity alone. As long as you remember to charge it overnight, this model will be the most fuel efficient on shorter trips. If you regularly do longer journeys, then the base diesel will yield the best results.
Audi A8 SaloonThe regular body style for the Audi A8 is a 4-door, 5-seat saloon. It’s available with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines.
Audi A8 Saloon Long WheelbaseThe long-wheelbase version extends the space between the axles to offer far more rear-passenger space. It also opens up a number of luxurious options that cater almost exclusively to the 2nd row.
The Audi A8 Vs Competitors
The Audi A8 has a reputation for reliability and tends to receive favourable reviews from owners. A standard 3-year/60,000-mile warranty is offered with every new model.
The Audi A8 offers up 490 litres of boot space, which trails the BMW 7 Series by 25 litres and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class by 20 litres. So there isn’t much in it and all 3 have a high loading lip that makes it less than ideal to pack in heavy items. Best let the chauffeur take care of the bags, then.
The A8 can be had in Sport, S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung trims. The long-wheelbase version adds a few interesting options, while the sporty S8 has its own base trim which already comes packed with features. More is better here, so we would go for the top Vorsprung trim, and enjoy the banging Bang & Olufsen sound system and panoramic glass sunroof.
Yes, every A8 has a Parking System Plus system, which incorporates sensors front and rear as well as a rear-view camera. Higher trims get Parking Aid Plus, which literally parks the car for you.
The Audi A8 is extremely spacious and will seat 5 adults in comfort. A 2-seat layout for the rear passengers adds even more comfort, especially if you opt for the long-wheelbase variant.
Fair question. No. Although as with its other German rivals, a 'Security’ variant can be commissioned which is armour-plated and provides varying degrees of protection against guns, rifles, grenades and legal notices. A worthwhile investment if you are expecting a hostile takeover.
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