The Audi A8 needs little in the way of introduction. It's a luxury saloon that goes head to head with cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW 7 Series, the Jaguar XJ and the Lexus LS. The original selling point of the A8 was that it offered four-wheel drive and an aluminium construction, making many of its rivals look old and crude. That theme continues today. Yes, you can buy front-wheel drive A8s as well, as has long been the case, but to do so tends to lose part of what's special about this car.
A used A8 has proven a smart pick. The models don't get replaced quickly, they're extremely reliable and that aluminium body will never rust. Even one of the very first cars from 1994 still looks a very smart piece of styling. The car we look at here is the third generation A8, launched in the UK in 2010, running right up to the 2014 model year update.