NEW FOR 2010:

– S8 model and W12 long-wheelbase model discontinued

With an all-new version arriving for 2011, the 2010 Audi A8 is unchanged. The high-performance S8 model is discontinued for 2010, and only the V8 engine is available. Prices are unchanged from 2009.

The A8 and long-wheelbase A8L use a 4.2-litre V8, mated to a six-speed automatic with manual shift mode. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard.

Features on the A8 4.2 include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, speed-sensitive steering, adaptive air suspension, heated power-folding auto-dimming mirrors with reverse tip-down and LED puddle lights, heated washer nozzles, power sunroof, adaptive self-levelling bi-xenon headlamps with washers, front and rear fog lights, heated leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic column, auto up/down on all windows, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, power rear sunshade, manual side sunshades, 16-way heated leather seats with four-position memory, heated rear seats, power door closers, genuine wood inlays, tool kit, power trunk closure, auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, advanced Multi Media Interface, six-CD changer, Bose Surround Sound system, Sirius satellite radio, driver information centre with eight-colour LCD screen, anti-theft alarm, navigation system, rearview camera, front and rear acoustic parking warning system, rain-sensing wipers, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and rear seat side airbags.

The A8L 4.2 adds illuminated rear vanity mirrors, and leather-covered centre console and door armrests.

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