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2005 Audi A8

2005 Audi A8 Review

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A year after Volkswagen's twelve-cylinder Phaeton, the range-topping Audi A8L 6.0 finally arrives here. Audi uses the same W-12 engine as VW (and Bentley, in the Continental GT), but it makes more power and torque in the A8 than in the Phaeton: 450 hp and 428 lb-ft. Both use the same four-wheel-drive system. The aluminum spaceframe Audi is half a ton lighter than the pavement-crushing VW, which helps make the A8L 6.0 much more of a driver's car. Of course, passengers are well treated, too, particularly in the individual rear seats (they're a no-cost option). At an estimated $115,000, the A8L 6.0 costs roughly $20,000 more than its VW sibling.

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The redesign of Audi's range-topping sedan doesn't take a dramatic leap, but then, it didn't have to. The A8 was already among the most advanced machines in its rarefied class. The new eight-speed automatic transmission, all-LED headlamps, and unique touch-pad driver interface just put more icing on the cake. 

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