The Audi A8 is an extremely expansive car with many variations and options. The years in production range from 1994 to the present, and there have been three generations of design. The interesting thing about Audi is that it competes with BMW and Mercedes across and array of classes and styles; the Audi A8 seems to be aimed to compete against Mercedes’s more luxurious classes, and it does a fine job at that.
There are so many variations of this car that its hard to sum up what its about, but the third and current generation seems to be more about tech and luxury with an extremely impressive engine. The third gen started in 2009, and now has progressed into such models as the A8 hybrid, which delivers exactly what it promises. Or even more impressive and prestigious is the Audi A8 W12, which has a ridiculously low production count at only 50 units; with leather by Poltrona Frau, it became a favorite at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor show. The S8 4.0 TFSI quattro is a very interesting variant in that it shares the same engine as the Bentley GT, this car was also shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2001 and went on sale in 2012, and in 2013 in Taiwan. In 2014 the third generation Audi A8 got a facelift with a Multi Media Interface, which has broadband internet capabilities. It now has Cornering lights, a night vision assistant, head-up display, electromechanical power steering, active lane assist, park assist, side assist, active noise cancellation, additional noise damping, and many other changes.
The car is truly for someone who wants something relatively low-key yet at the sometime wanting power from the engine, and luxury with immense tech.