Deal of the Day: Audi A8

We recently pitted the Mercedes-Benz S-Class against the BMW 7 Series in a battle of the large executive saloons, so we’ve found a great deal on one of the two cars’ main rivals – the Audi A8.

The £20,380 saving we’ve found off this example is one of the most substantial Deal of the Day discounts we’ve ever found and the same amount Audi asks for a brand new A3.

The car Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI 262 Quattro SE Executive

The saving £20,380

The discounted price £46,378

The online broker drivethedeal.com

For

The interior of the A8 is solidly built as well as comfortable, with a seemingly endless amount of adjustments helping you achieve the perfect fit.

The 3.0 TDI engine offers effortless performance and reasonable running costs for a car the A8’s size. It’s one of the more refined engines in the line-up, too.

The space in the rear of the standard A8 isn’t up with its rivals, but this long-wheelbase version eliminates that problem – and then some.

Against

Audi’s reliability has taken swipes in the past, and a lukewarm JD Power customer satisfaction survey result suggests there’s still room for improvement.

Being a large German limo, the A8 will depreciate heavily, but the £20k saving here should re-categorise that depreciation from ‘crushing’ to ‘severe’.

Should I add any options?

SE Executive trim is comprehensively equipped, adding electric boot closing, a reversing camera and upgraded alloys to the long list of standard equipment, so enjoy the enormous saving on offer and leave it as is.

What next?

Select ‘Audi’ and ‘A8 saloon’ from the drop-down menus on the drivethedeal.com homepage, then follow the steps to see the full range of Audi A8 deals available.