A8 sets the ‘benchmark in the luxury class’, says What Car?

The A8 has scored a perfect five stars in a road test by popular automotive magazine What Car?



The A8 has scored a perfect five stars in a road test by popular automotive magazine What Car? by fending off its latest challenger, the new Lexus LS 500h Luxury AWD.

“The LS’s engine is coarser than the A8’s,” said the magazine’s road testers. And when it comes to handling, “on fast country roads, the willingness with which the A8 turns in to corners, while still keeping body movements under control, is impressive for such a large car.”

“In cars like these, a crucial area to get right is ride quality – and here the A8 is again streaks ahead of the LS… the A8 simply translates those impacts into registrable but untroubling patters. It’s one of the best-riding cars we’ve ever tested.”

“Not only does the A8 offer superior engine refinement at speed, a plusher ride and sharper handling, but it’s also cheaper to buy and run. So, once again, the A8 takes a convincing win and continues to lead the way in the luxury car class”.

The luxury Audi saloon also outclassed the Mercedes-Benz S-Class earlier this year, when it was named best luxury car in the £50,000 to £100,000 price bracket at the 2018 What Car? Car of the Year Awards.

What Car? said: “With a beautifully built interior, a powerful yet refined 3.0-litre diesel engine and a ride quality that puts even the Rolls-Royce Ghost to shame, the A8 has simply wafted past all the competition”.