A plug-in hybrid powertrain joins the A8 lineup for 2020. Consisting of a turbocharged V6 engine, an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission, it generates 449 horsepower while offering an EV range of about 40 kilometres. Performance enthusiasts will no doubt prefer the updated S8 variant, which uses a twin-turbo V8 to deliver 563 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. It also gets a dynamically tuned AWD system, an adaptive air suspension and four-wheel steering.
- Undeniable comfort
- Distracting control interfaces