Audi A8 L
MONTH 3 By Tim Pollard
SEVEN HUNDRED and twenty miles. That’s the range of our A8 when you brim its 82-litre tank. Enough to drive from London to Milan. Seems unlikeIy? In mixed driving, we’re averaging 37mpg. But get it on a motorway and the A8 shines. The ride is cushiony, the stereo sublime, the seats supportive and soft – and fuel consumption regularly tops 44mpg. For a twotonne, 5.3-metre, all-wheel-drive limousine, this is nothing short of remarkable. Diesel’s not done.
LOGBOOK AUDI A8L 50 TDI QUATTRO TIPTRONIC
Price £72,210 As tested £93,015 Engine 2967cc 24v turbodiesel V6, 282bhp @ 3750rpm, 443lb ft @ 1250rpm Transmission 8-speed auto, all-wheel drive Performance 5.9sec 0¤62mph, 155mph,
152g/km CO2 Miles this month 1060
Total 2679 Our mpg 37.1 Oicial mpg 48.7 Fuel this month £237.84 Extra costs None