Audi A8L wins Motor Trend comparo

Ti Kan ti at
Tue Aug 3 06:23:12 EDT 2004

Ben Doughney writes:
> On 03/08/2004, at 6:07 PM, Ti Kan wrote:
> > In the September 2004 issue of Motor Trend magazine, the Audi A8L wins
> > the luxury car contest against the BMW 745i, Lexus LS430, Mercedes 
> > S430,
> > Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas and VW Phaeton.
> What did they think of the VW?

Here are the rankings:

1. Audi A8L
2. Lexus LS430
3. VW Phaeton V8
4. Mercedes S430
5. Jaguar Vanden Plas (tie)
5. BMW 745i (tie)

As you can see, the VW actually placed quite well, beating the Mercedes,
Jaguar and BMW.  They liked the VW very much, the only gripe was that
it was the heaviest car of the bunch, and suffered in all-out
handling because of it.

"the VW badge on the hood may not say 'premium' to many auto shoppers,
but one drive in the Phaeton will be enough to convince them that
it should."

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