2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Oh, So This Is What $100,000 Feels Like

February 24, 2012


Man, this car is just built for freeway driving. First, there's the impenetrable ride quality. You can sense the A8 driving over pavement cracks and seams, but the impacts never actually make it to the driver seat or your butt. It's just solid. Then there's the utter stability at speed, the ultra-adjustable driver seat, the sweet-sounding audio system and the tech gizmos like adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.

Usually there's a law of diminishing returns for the pricing of cars. Yet, is the A8L 2.5 times better to drive on the freeway than, say, our S60? Quite possibly.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Audi A8 in VA is:

$165 per month*
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