In America, the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class are simply referred to as “full-size” luxury sedans, but the European definition of “executive” sedans is much more fitting. These prodigious, striking vehicles are statement pieces after all — symbols of success to match owner accomplishments.
Whether for driving or being driven, an executive sedan must be rich in space, convenience, and power. Audi’s fourth-generation A8 promises new benchmarks in these categories and more. Unsatisfied as the runner-up to its German competitors, Audi’s flagship sedan steps out with bold styling, cutting-edge safety tech, and versatile driving dynamics. Our first drive (and ride) in the 2019 A8 is more accurately an assessment of Audi’s finest engineering, design, and technology efforts.