2012 Audi A8L: Spa on wheels
October 11, 2012
Yesterday morning, for no reason other than the inestimable number of people all trying to occupy the same space, it took me 3 hours to commute from home to work (a mere 41 miles). That was in our Jaguar XF and I wish I had been driving the Audi A8L instead. It's year with us is nearing an end, and last night was my first and perhaps last drive in the spa on wheels. Whoa, what an escape pod: Heated, massaging seats, multi-mode suspension/trans/steering (I selected Comfort), amazing audio system, and a hushed cabin. Now I understand why this car is never available by the time my name comes up on the sign-out. I wouldn't give it back either.
Those seat controls may look simple, but the one toward the front of the seat has a menu all to itself. Not only does it provide a way to select a massage and the intensity of it, it also provides myriad adjustments to the bolsters, lumbar, and seat-top and thigh support.
Incidentally, I know this post isn't revealing anything "new" about the A8L, but I was so impressed and grateful for the chance to drive it for one night. What a car, what a car.
Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 12,234 miles