The A8 has some seriously tough rivals in the shape of the younger, fresher Mercedes-Benz S-class and BMW 7-series. There’s also Jaguar’s XJ to contend with – so if the A8’s to come out on top, it’s going to take more than just VIP passengers.
Telegraph's Alex Robbins gives the vehicle a 6/10: "The A8 is a perfectly lovely thing to drive and to be driven in, but in such competitive company, that simply isn’t enough. True, it’s comparatively cheap to buy and lease – but with the technologically superior Mercedes S-class and fun-to-drive BMW 7-series are both newer, more sophisticated and better resolved."
London Telegraph article here