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The 2009 Audi A8 and A8L offer plenty of gadgets and gizmos along with traditional luxury.
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audiophiles will not want to miss the optional top-of-the-line Bang and Olufsen Advanced Sound System
J.D. Power

premium luxury package [is] discontinued as its features become standard for 2009
Cars.com

“the navigation system is even relatively simple to program and use.”
MyRide.com

The 2009 Audi A8/A8L offer plenty of useful and convenient features in addition to amazing seats, according to the experts at TheCarConnection.com.

Audi has fitted the base model of the 2009 Audi A8 with such features as leather seats, bi-xenon headlights, and a six-disc CD player. Cars.com lists keyless entry and engine start-up, a navigation system, four-zone automatic climate control, a front and rear Parktronic parking system, and electric sunshades for the rear and side windows among the gear included on each A8. Those who want more can choose add-ons that include heated seats, electric sunshades, acoustic parking sensors (great for anyone who struggles with parallel parking), and backseat lumbar adjustment, as well as the massage-and-ventilation mechanisms for the front seat.

Voice recognition for operation of the stereo and the on-board navigation system is included, reports ForbesAutos. For those who must talk on their cell phones while driving, the Audi A8 is equipped with Bluetooth wireless capability, allowing for hands-free telephone operation as well.

These many features can be accessed via Audi's proprietary MMI—a series of buttons and controls mounted on the steering wheel with which the driver can operate the vehicle's numerous devices and controls easily and in greater safety, according to Edmunds. ForbesAutos, however, tells us that it's easier and more intuitive than the BMW iDrive system (albeit "more distracting than traditional knobs and buttons").

Other options include rear dual-zone climate controls, obstacle-detection systems, a rearview camera, a solar-powered ventilation system, and a power rear sunshade. A Sport Package is also available on the 2009 Audi A8. J.D. Power notes that "audiophiles will not want to miss the optional top-of-the-line Bang and Olufsen Advanced Sound System." With this 14-speaker setup, "the sound is pure, rich and deep."

A few changes to the features lineup debut in 2009. Cars.com reports that the "premium luxury package [is] discontinued as its features become standard for 2009." A new Technology Package has been designed to include side assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane assist.

Conclusion

The 2009 Audi A8 and A8L offer plenty of gadgets and gizmos along with traditional luxury.

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