Audi A8 Preview

In advance of a total redesign slated for 2009, Audi gives the 2008 A8 a very satisfactory facelift

In much of the world, Audi is challenging the established luxury order, gaining ground on -- and in some markets, actually taking the lead from -- competitors like Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Now, with a significant update to its flagship sedan for the 2008 model year, Audi hopes to take the A8 lineup from afterthought to mainstream among U.S. buyers, as well.

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