There are several ways to get the A8 and all of them are powerful.
Our 8 out of 10 rating applies to the 335-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 in the confusingly named A8 55. Other versions are more powerful, and we’d rate them higher if rated separately.
No matter what’ll be underhood, the A8 makes use of a taut multi-material structure that pairs aluminum with steel, magnesium, and even carbon fiber to shed weight and add rigidity. Underneath, the available active suspension provides a world-class ride as its cameras scan the road ahead and adjust the dampers for what the car is about to encounter.
Handling is good for a big sedan and remarkably nimble with the available rear-axle steering that can rotate the rear wheels as much as 5 degrees in the opposite direction of the fronts to tighten its turning radius. Select the active…