Audi A8 L
You can’t really call the A8 L small, but in this list of the biggest cars in the world, it’s definitely on the smaller end. It’s 32 inches shorter in length (207.3”) than the Maybach. Unlike the rest of the cars here though, this is a ‘normal’ car.
Pricing is reasonable too – starting at $82,500 (we realize that reasonable is a relative term), you’re getting a lot of car for your money. We’d have to say that the only real issue we have with the big Audi would be the electronically limited top speed of just 130 mph.
In the grand scheme of things, that sort of speed is plenty, and of course, we’d be reckless if we said that anyone should be driving even that fast on a public road. That said, it just feels wrong that a big powerful sedan like this is artificially limited.
Speaking of power – the A8 L has two choices of power, a six-cylinder 3.0 liter or a V8 4.0 liter, giving 333 hp and 450 hp respectively. Both choices come with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission which offers smooth acceleration right up to the redline.
As you’d expect from an Audi in this class, it comes pretty well-equipped with technology and toys. It has everything from a 7-inch touchscreen with handwriting recognition to a power trunk with a hands-free release feature.
We would never dismiss American build quality or engineering, but the big European manufacturers just seem to get everything right when it comes to ownership. The cars just feel different and there’s no real logic behind that. It’s just a feeling that you get when you get behind the wheel of one and see what it can do. Not only that, but how well it does it, too.
If you’re looking for something with a sporty feel, a little more legroom, and good dynamics, the Audi A8 L should definitely be on your shopping list.