The aluminum-bodied A8 feels substantially lighter than its big-sedan rivals and can be hustled along a tight, curvy road with surprising velocity; and although competing models might have more horsepower, the 2008 Audi A8 has impressive passing ability.
Although its design is quite dated, it still looks dignified on the outside and stands out as elegant and upscale inside.
The interior in the S-Class, however, looks more modern and sophisticated, while the 7-Series and LS 460 also stand out for offering high-tech features.
Both the 7-Series and S-Class have available night-vision systems and seats, and seating comfort in both of those vehicles is about as good as in the A8.
The LS 460 has an especially conservative look and feel, along with one of the most refined and isolated interiors, for those so inclined, while the XJ has classy, uniquely British styling and surprisingly brisk performance.
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|2008 Audi A8Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2008 Lexus LS 460Browse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 750i||4-Door Sedan XJ8||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD|
|All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan XJ8||4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
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|2008 Audi A8 vs. 2008 BMW 7-Series||2008 Audi A8 vs. 2008 Jaguar XJ||2008 Audi A8 vs. 2008 Lexus LS 460||2008 Audi A8 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class|