The A8 feels substantially lighter than its big-sedan rivals—likely because of its aluminum construction—and can be hustled along a tight, curvy road at higher speeds than you might think; although competing models might have more horsepower, the 2009 Audi A8 has impressive passing ability.
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 Lexus 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 Jaguar XJ has classy, uniquely British styling and surprisingly brisk performance.
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|2009 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|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2009 Audi A8 vs. 2008 BMW 7-Series||2009 Audi A8 vs. 2008 Jaguar XJ||2009 Audi A8 vs. 2008 Lexus LS 460||2009 Audi A8 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class|