A carry-over from 2006, the A8 is a four-door five-passenger luxury sedan which is the flagship of the Audi line. The A8 is offered with a 4.2-liter V8 that produces 350 horsepower, and the W12 that produces 450 horsepower. There is also an A8L with an extended chassis, an extension that benefits the rear seat passengers.Read more Read less
The V8-powered A8 and A8 L get a more powerful and more economical direct-injection engine for 2007. Also, a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and adaptive air suspension are now standard. A 20-inch wheel upgrade is also new for 2007. The 20-inch alloys, which follow the same seven-spoke design as those used in the RS4, are optional with the Sport package. Another new option is the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, a 1000-watt, 14-speaker, fully digital system. Of particular interest is the launch of Audi's S8, which uses a slightly less powerful version of the same 5.2L V10 engine found in the Lamborghini Gallardo.
All-weather performance; safety; ride and comfort; sound systems; interior features.
The 2007 Audi A8, which competes with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, and Lexus LS, boasts the advantage of its standard all-wheel-drive quattro system for improved all-weather performance and safety. Next to those rivals, the A8 offers an especially distinctive, comfortable interior and strong lineup of high-tech interior convenience features, especially in the flagship W12 guise.