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2006 Audi A8
|Extremely smooth & comfortable ride||Fuel economy - should be a diesel|
|Quattro all wheel drive & dynamic driving feel||Trunk is pathetic, much smaller than prior a8|
|Interactive cruise control - great, changes highway drive||Center console not as user friendly as on previous model|
|Electric safety controls are very useful||The ride of this vehicle is very german|
|Console controls are beautifully laid out||Too many problems for a flagship model|
|Exceptional interior styling and led headlights||20 inch tires ride too rough for luxury vehicle|
|Look & feel, including the drive, is very sporty||No auto high beam / dimmer|
|Fuel mileage is great for big luxury car||No side molding to prevent door dings|
|Driver assist-lane sensing and blind spot indicator||Audio system doesn't remember mute setting|
|Power and smoothness of engine/ transmission||Slow accelration for $95k sport sedan|
The 2006 A8 is a 4-door, up to 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the Sedan to the L W12. The 2006 A8's closest competitors include the BMW 7 Series, the Maybach 57, and the Volkswagen Phaeton.
Upon introduction, the Sedan is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, V8, 335-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. The L W12 is equipped with a standard 6.0-liter, W12, 450-horsepower engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.
The 2006 A8 is a carryover from 2005.
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