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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

As you'd expect from Audi, safety is paramount - eight airbags and several electronic driving aids line up alongside a complete alarm and immobiliser system. Sensible buyers will fit a tracking system. There's no Euro NCAP crash test rating (cars this expensive don't seemed to be crash tested for some reason...), but it ticks every box on the safety gadget list.

It's a long car and the interior reflects this with more than adequate room in the cabin, and a deep, accommodating boot for luggage. The bootlid opens wide, making it easy to load luggage and there's a big glovebox too. There's also the option of automated boot opening and closing which is useful if you have hands full, but the cargo net comes as standard and is great for stopping smaller bags from sliding around in the boot.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A8 Saloon (03-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone

Quattro equipment

Quattro standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Partial leather seat trim
Quattro optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim