Used Audi A8 For Sale
The Audi A8 is a super-luxurious saloon that sits at the top of the brand's range of vehicles.
Although many would argue that the likes of the Q8 and R8 are Audi's flagship models, it's actually the A8 that wears that crown. This is because of the sheer amount of futuristic technology that's fitted alongside a truly opulent interior design.
Being a flagship model, the A8 does command a premium over more common vehicles. However, there are some great deals to be had on the used car market. Here's why you should consider a used A8:
- Outstanding technology
- Potent range of engines
- Smooth driving experience
- Huge amount of space inside
Engines and Driving Experience
The A8 is all about comfort and luxury, which translates to a relaxing driving experience. However, the A8 offers sharp steering as well, making it reasonably good fun when the going gets twisty. All models are fitted with the brand's Quattro all-wheel drive system and offer huge amounts of grip; a must-have if you use country lanes frequently.
Petrol / Hybrid
- 55 TFSI: 3.0-litre producing 335bhp (0 to 62mph in 5.6 seconds and up to 31.0mpg)
- 60 TFSI e plug-in hybrid: 3.0-litre producing 442bhp (0 to 62mph in 4.9 seconds and up to 128.4mpg with fully charged batteries)
- 50 TDI: 3.0-litre producing 282bhp (0 to 62mph in 5.9 seconds and up to 40.4mpg)
For maximum performance, consider the Audi S8, which produces 571bhp and completes the 0 to 62mph dash in just 3.8 seconds.
Practicality and Running Costs
Given that the A8 is the largest saloon in Audi's range of cars, it's no surprise that the interior has exceptional amounts of space for all passengers. There are three large seats in the back, with the outer two offering plenty of legroom. The A8 is also available as a long-wheelbase model, which essentially makes it a mini limousine.
There are 505 litres of boot space on offer in the A8, making it more than ample for weekly shopping or recreational activities, such as golf. However, you will sacrifice some luggage capacity if you opt for a plug-in hybrid model (390 litres) because they have to make way for the batteries.
Being a flagship model of a high value, insurance premiums aren't going to be as low as a regular family hatchback, which is something to bear in mind. Affordable servicing and maintenance is readily available through your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Audi's interiors garner a lot of positive reviews because of their elegant design and the quality of the materials used. The A8 is no exception, providing a whisper-quiet place to sit while high-resolution screens surround you, including a Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster between the dials.
Equipment levels are generous, to say the least. LED lights are standard on the front and rear, as is Audi's internet-based cloud service, which is linked to the navigation system for seamless use.
Elsewhere, you will find leather seats that are ventilated and heated for maximum comfort. Sunblinds for the rear windows are a welcome luxury, and perfectly complements the mood lighting, which adds to the upmarket ambience of the cabin.
Driver aids and safety features include:
- Lane departure warning
- Auto-dipping headlights
- Adaptive cruise control
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Front and rear parking sensors
Is the Audi A8 right for me?
There's no denying that the Audi A8 is a niche car in the current market, what with the rise in popularity of large SUVs. However, if you want an elegant and luxurious saloon that offers strong performance and a sublime driving experience, you shouldn't discount the A8.
As you'd expect, Audi have continually faced stiff competition from their other German rivals. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a leader in this segment, and offers an even quieter cabin, while the BMW 7 Series is the one to go for if driving engagement is a priority.
Why purchase a used Audi A8 through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.