2008 Audi A8 Safety

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Are 10 airbags enough? The federal government hasn't tested the A8, but that number indicates how extensive the Audi's safety package is.

The 2008 Audi A8 has a vast list of safety features, including the usual airbags and stability control, Cars.com reports.

The 2008 Audi A8 has cutting-edge safety equipment, but hasn’t been crash-tested.

Forbes Autos counts adaptive headlights among its features. The headlights turn with the wheels for a brighter night drive. All-wheel drive adds to the A8's secure handling, they add.

Two of the more innovative pieces of standard (yes, standard) safety equipment to be found on the A8: Audi's side assists and the lane assist. According to Motor Trend, the side assist, which warns the driver of the presence of vehicles in the "blind spot," is "subtle and useful." Lane assist vibrates the steering wheel when the car veers over the stripes. Motor Trend says to turn it off unless driving on little sleep, as the feature quickly becomes "more annoying than helpful."

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