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  • Sonu

    Its rather nice. We pay too much for cars in Australia, so the average bean counter like myself will have to stick with the honda accords, mazda 6s, ford falcons. Imagine if you could buy a A8 brand new for $120k (AUD) on the road.

    Will keep dreaming.

  • Grammar Nazi

    If I were spending over $200k I would something that looked a little more special and dignified than a biggish A4.

    Would be a pretty special place inside no doubt however.

    • Camry lover

      Exactly, the Lexus LS is far more stylish in nature.

      Additionally, the Lexus has all those expensive options standard.

      • Golfschwein

        Lexuses are for Camry drivers who have come good. These are for old money.

    • Andrew

      But I think understatement is the point here. Something like Mercedes S-Class clearly says ‘Up yours, peasants!’ – which is fair enough but I guess when you have that kind of money, sometimes you might not want the peasants to know exactly how you feel about them… That’s where A8 comes in.

      • Andronicus

        Where are you living that you have peasants ogling you? Rural 1640′s England?

        Its a blow out of cash…I’d rather that new Jag. Now that is how you do a big beautiful car.

        • Andrew

          My point is that compared to say, Mercedes, this car delivers similar comfort, performance and technological sophistication but wrapped in an understated package. It’s a car for the occupants, not for the strangers outside.

          It’s a difficult concept… some would call it ‘flying under the radar’. Some would call it ‘class’… and some will just not get it, period – and that’s fine, it just means they have different needs and this car is not for them.

          • Bimmerc

            That’s exactly right! That’s also why VW Phaeton exist in other bigger market, such as China or USA.

            Their customers can afford them, but remain “low key”.

  • Shak

    Oh well we can dream. Ill just get an A4 and pretend that its an A8. Well it looks close enough…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1285962287 Declan Collins

    Wow, 5/5 for everything o.o.

  • Radbloke

    The last one didn’t sell too well in Oz, and this one won’t either. I’m sure it’s a great car, but it looks like a 10 year old A4 and people who buy these types of cars usually stick with their preferred brand, being Mercedes or BMW. Those likely to stray will probably buy something with better looks (new XJ), better brand cache (Panamera) or both (Rapide). The price tag won’t help it either.

  • Chi Lye TANG

    surely this thing doesn’t rate 5/5 for looks! So plain boring! 3 box design and some LED bling… yawn…

    • Shak

      Well if you view it in isolation it looks very nice. But when its sitting next to an A6, A4 and A5 on the showroom floor, you may find it a bit disconcerting that a 45K car looks the exact same as your 200K luxo barge,

      • o

        the same can be said for BMWs new 7 and 5

        • Shak

          Not really. If you have seen both up close, you can really tell the difference apart

          • Golfschwein

            Perhaps the same happens here. Whilst the photos suggest tricked A4, there’s a good chance that, upon seeing one in the showroom, you’ll be saying ‘hell yeah!’

    • Specky K

      Audi, the same design philosophy as Porsche, one design fits all

  • shag

    I don’t know what those 34 people who bought the LS, they probably didn’t know that they spent a lot of money on a toyota

    • Camry lover

      No, that’s just downright offensive.

      The Lexus LS is class-leading; it was 2007 World Car of the Year.

    • http://baji192.wordpress.com Baji

      Honestly, I think the LS is a beautiful car. IMO it’s much nicer looking than the A8. Its not sporty and never tries to be. Its just an elegant, nicely proportioned executive luxobarge.

  • Reckless1

    The reviewer was so impressed he lost touch with reality – as evidenced by this “We drove several 4.2 V8 FSI-powered A8s from Cairns up onto the Atherton Tablelands and back during the national media launch late in August”

    Perhaps he means late in July……

    I can’t make up my mind which colour to get, so I’m going to buy 2 of these.

    A friend suggested I get a Lexus, but I told him it is just a Camry with leather, and he practically spat his bubbly across the room in shock that a company could pull such a ruse……on the unsuspecting wealthy folk.

    • Camry lover

      I must contest your erroneous point-of-view. The LS is in a league of its own; it has a unique platform, powertrain (including class-leading 4.6 litre V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission), interior amenities, opulent interior, et cetera. The eminent attributes of the LS are unsurpassed.

      Even if the Lexus LS was based on the Camry, that would be no bad thing as the Camry in its current iteration resides with the very best on the automotive stage. You only have to read the reviews to realise this reality.

      • o

        Im sure everybody is sick of you trolling but really?. The LS looks like a stretched camry,

        • Shak

          I gotta admit. This troll has some good points. but really he is just a troll at the end of it.

      • Dan

        The LS was never based ona camry!! It’s a V8 with rear wheel drive, and a much larger body. It’s based on a totally different platform! Stop trolling!!!

  • http://www.checkwebhosting.com Neutral

    This has officially broken the Lexus LS as the most boring sedan ever..

    • Camry lover

      Please don’t attack the elegance of the Lexus. It is cleary the most stylish and elegant choice.

      • Dan

        Shut up already! Troll!

  • matt

    lol…. still laughing about the fact i seen “camry” “elegance” “lover” and “stylish” all in the same box. lexus are now the most boring, inside and out, the leather on most lexus dash boards looks like a BA falcon dash. Anyway camry lover, go drive your wifes ES300… a lexus that actually is a camry… your outdated comments sicken me. Back on topic, this car is nice, 45+ grand for a interior refit, jesus, makes me wanna be rich :D

    • Camry lover

      I flatly deny your insensitive allegation.

  • The Realist

    At least Volkswagen aren’t charging $200K for a FWD car…

    Like others have said – this looks like a mutated A4.

    I’ll stick to MB and BMW thanks.

    • John Cadogan

      It’s not FWD; it’s a quattro…

    • weaewfe

      Can you please remove yourself from the gene pool? Preferably in the most painful and agonizing way possible? Retard

      Can you please remove yourself from the gene pool? Prefearbly by getting crushed to death in a
      garbage compactor, by getting your face cut to ribbons with a
      pocketknife, your head cracked open with a baseball bat, your stomach
      sliced open and your entrails spilled out, and your eyeballs ripped
      out of their sockets.

      I really hope that you get curb-stomped. It’d be hilarious to see you
      begging for help, and then someone stomps on the back of your head,
      leaving you to die in horrible, agonizing pain.

      STFU, before you get your face bashed in and cut
      to ribbons, and your throat slit.

  • Sam 300TD

    New jag looks spades better than this.

  • Al Juraj

    The A8 has got to be more than just an upsized A4. They look so much alike. The design is getting redundant that even if they are still handsome, they’re no longer stunning, just like an aging heartthrob. They need to set them apart and come up with revolutionary shapes.

    The new lineup of engines, some of which migrating from turbos to superchargers, are now starting to match BMW in performance and economy, with the legendary Quattro to boot. But there’s still a long way to go to equal them on fun and excitement, as well as rivaling the elegance of Mercedes.

    • Jase

      Well said.

  • Baddass

    I just saw two in tandem in Samford, Brisbane. They look incredible in the metal, really imposing. I at first said they looked like a stretched A4, but in real life there was no way you could mistake one for the other. They must have been doing a customer review in Mt Glorious, because the odds of seeing one there is low, let alone two. BTW they were dark metallic grey.

  • Luke Brinsmead

    I really liked the previous A8, this generation however makes me think that Audi has played catchup to MB again with the technology and the styling is quite subdued. Ok if you’re an wealthy economist, but if you’re a more interesting well-to-do dapper who visits one’s own stud and vineyard every month then the XJ will complement your life nicely.

  • Luke Brinsmead

    Really “Baddas”, my parents live in Samford, they might have been the ones in the car, I think not. Samford is not actually in Brisbane, as Brisbane is technically regarded as only the city area, it’s about 20 kms northwest from the city.

    • Baddass

      Sorry they were on Samford Rd driving near the Ferny Grove station, and I estimate they were going up to Samford. I really did see them though.

  • TomJ

    I don’t really understand nor aspire to top level luxury cars. Supercars, yes for sure. The Audi R8 for me is a far better flag flyer.

  • Brendon

    They definitely do look like bigger A4, had to take a second look that my neighbors didn’t buy a A4, they bought a A8.

  • Luke Brinsmead

    Yeh, I saw them last week. One light silver, one dark silver. They show much more presence in reality, so it’s a very nice looking car in a simplified and elegant way, just not as interesting as the Jaguar XJ.

  • http://dumil.co.rs/venecijaneri.php Roletne Beograd

    I JUST LOVE ELECTRICAL SUNBLINDS :))))

Audi A8 Specs

3.0 TDI QUATTRO : 3.0L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 8 SP AUTOMATIC TIPTRONIC - 4D SEDAN
Car Details
Make
AUDI
Model
A8
Variant
3.0 TDI QUATTRO
Series
4H
Year
2010
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO V6
Max. Torque
550Nm @  1500rpm
Max. Power
184kW @  4000rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
100W/kg
Bore & Stroke
83x91.4mm
Compression Ratio
17.0
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
8 SP AUTOMATIC TIPTRONIC
Drive Type
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
2.624
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
90
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
6.6L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1840
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1467mm
Length
5137mm
Width
1949mm
Ground Clearance
142mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2300  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
12.3
Front Rim Size
8x18
Rear Rim Size
8x18
Front Tyres
235/55 R18
Rear Tyres
235/55 R18
Wheel Base
2992
Front Track
1648
Rear Track
1639
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Con + Climate Control Multi Zone, Power front seats, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
Air Suspension, 18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Mobile Phone Connectivity, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering
Engine & Transmission
Electronic Differential Lock
Exterior
Metallic Paint, Power Mirrors
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Comfort
Power Rear Seats, Rear seat enhancement pack
Control & Handling
Active Steering, 19 Inch Alloy Wheels
Driver
Cruise Control Intelligent/Active
Exterior
Power Tailgate
Safety
Protective Glazing
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-O-21
Country of Origin
GERMANY