Like It More Than the 7 Series - 2012 Audi A8 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Like It More Than the 7 Series

May 28, 2012


Occasionally when driving our A8 I think back to our 2009 BMW 750i. Same type of car -- premium large luxury sedan -- but I never really warmed up to our 750i. In contrast, I really enjoy driving our A8. I prefer its interior design to the 7's, no question. (And for this class of car, that certainly counts for a lot.) Neither car really floats my boat exterior styling-wise, but I'd still pick the A8 over the BMW for this quality. And there's probably some love-of-the-underdog going on here, too. The 7 and the S-Class are so popular, I like driving the more rare A8 around.

The 750i handled better around corners. But that's about the only thing I truly liked more about it. A8L for me, please.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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