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2011 Audi A8 L - Review


It's not all that much of a coincidence that all of the major luxury manufacturers tend to release all-new or heavily-revised versions of competing cars around the same time. That's just a bonus for us, the enthusiasts, as we have a great new crop of full-size luxury sedans to choose from this year, with the 2011 Audi A8 among them. Combining high-tech and light-weight materials, one of the best interiors in the mainstream marketplace, and Audi's characteristically reserved charm, the new A8 is a solid all-rounder, and MotorAuthority awards it 8 out of 10.

Like any good luxury sedan, even the big ones, the 2011 A8 is fun to drive fast. It's not the most fun to drive fast in the full-size/executive limousine segment, but it's more than able to keep even the most demanding driver entertained. The steering is light but responsive, well-suited to curving highways. Our only complaint is a slight lack of feel.

A healthy 372-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 engine offers plenty of spunk despite...

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