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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Audi A8 Saloon review.

3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Audi A8 (94-02) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £36,390 - £61,580
Used price £610 - £4,985
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £265 - £325
Insurance group 43 - 46 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Solidly built, limousine like comfort, refined

CONS

Dull design, no diesel engine

Audi A8 rivals

Mercedes-Benz
S-Class
2.5 out of 5 2.5

Written by David Ross on

The A8 was launched at a time when Audi was struggling to match the upmarket image of its now big rivals Mercedes and BMW. It may look dull with none of the opulence of an S-Class but it's discreet looks hide a superbly built car that is wonderfully comfortable and luxurious. If you want to draw attention to yourself then the A8 is not the car to do it in but as an impressive, well built and refined saloon the A8 excels.

It also gains extra marks for being superb value for money as a used buy although with no diesel engine in the line-up you can expect high running costs.

Audi A8 rivals

Mercedes-Benz
S-Class
2.5 out of 5 2.5