We never could really pronounce the world “spoiled” in the back of the standard Audi A8. Just like in the case of the BMW 7 Series
, we’ve always felt the need for a bit of extra space in order to say that. It’s not like we didn’t find proper accommodation in the back of the Audi A8, but the space didn’t seem enough to go beyond meeting to the physical requirements.
Well, the Audi A8 L is here to solve this issue Once you’re conquered by the extra space, you’ll have time to notice how all the details of the car blend in to support you. There’s a well-calculated silence, with the soundproofing allowing just a bit of the outer world to sneak inside the cabin.
There’s a pleasant ambient lighting that surrounds you and, if you are in the rear, you get a set of typical long wheelbase elements, such as the foot rests and the roof liner-mounted mirrors.
The reclining rear seat mounted behind the front passenger’s one features ten air compartments that live to serve you via four massaging programs. The leather covering the seats, as well as that on the other ones, is tanned using plant extracts so that it can “breath” better. If you insist, Audi will even give you a loose cushion. We were thinking about a pillow fight, but it’s probably best to stick to the standard uses.
AAlas, when exploring the limits of the Audi A8 L’s comfort, you will find some areas that leave you wanting more. First and foremost there’s the ride, which is good, but doesn’t give you that feeling of levitation we’re all lusting for in such a vehicle. For example, whenever you encounter a more serious problem in the road surface, the air suspension allows a small shock to be sent throughout the car.
It’s the same with the materials. In the standard A8, the trim and the leather provide a pleasant experience, but they’re not memorable. In the A8 Long, these elements stay the same, but the problem becomes deeper, since the expectations are higher.Continue reading