I recently had the opportunity to drive the 2015 Audi A8, which is a large limousine with four-wheel drive as standard, ideal for snow and the mountains. It is Audi's new flagship sedan, and it has an amazing range and ability to refuel from any of almost 100,000 U.S. stations in just a few minutes.
What's even more amazing, if my initial test results were to hold up, is that it could cost as little as $1,200 per year to operate, in terms of fuel cost only. So what is the secret behind this automotive wonder?
Audi's 2015 A8 diesel is rated by the Environmental Protection Agency at 24 miles per gallon city, 36 mpg highway. However, as has become a popular refrain among diesel cars, real-world performance typically exceeds the EPA numbers. In my case, I achieved a whopping 40 mpg in mixed driving, including idling and city traffic.