The 2011 Audi A8: Fast, economical, and high tech

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2011 Audi A8.

2011 Audi A8
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Audi has been busy this decade giving its cars new levels of luxury and performance, giving even BMW a run for its money. The new A8 can be seen as the culmination of this work, a big luxury sedan with all the latest electronics in the cabin combined with thrilling performance. But Audi takes it a step further, using a new transmission and its direct injection technology to eke 27 mpg of highway fuel economy from this beast. The new A8 is quite an achievement, earning our Editors' Choice.

Check out our 2011 Audi A8 review .

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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