2008 Audi A8 Styling

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The 2008 Audi A8 is largely a carryover version of a car styled to blend into the Audi lineup, instead of striking a bold new path.

Audi sells the A8 in two body styles. The long-wheelbase car, the 121-inch-wheelbase A8 L, is some 5 inches longer than the standard car. Automobile.com says "Aesthetically, Audi took the safe road." Audi, the magazine says in its online site, has designed a "well-proportioned" car that's "subdued," but praises its "long, arc-shaped roofline and the familial front end."

The 2008 Audi A8 is a sober-looking sedan with a subtle richness inside—but if you want a new look, wait for 2009.

Car and Driver reports changes are minimal, amounting to LED turn signals and taillights and minor trim changes. Edmunds says the A8 is lacking in "snob appeal".

Inside, the A8 has impeccable details. It's "handsome and spacious", according to Edmunds. Automobile thinks it's "conservative as the lobby of a Ritz-Carlton hotel."

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