BMW 7 Collection vs Audi A8 Facelift

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Audi only recently up to date its flagship luxurious sedan, the A8. With that new facelift got here a brand new, blingy grille, sharper headlights, and a few new colour decisions. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless largely the identical as earlier than. So is it new sufficient to tackle a few of its competitors, such because the BMW 7 Collection? Let’s have a look.

Up entrance, the brand new Audi A8 changed its outdated grille insert — a bunch of horizontal slats — with a blingier honeycomb insert. It completely appears higher than earlier than and offers the A8 a obligatory fashion enhance. It’s really shocking simply how a lot of a distinction it makes. Conversely, it’s additionally stunning to see how a lot of a distinction the 7 Collection’ grille makes, in a damaging means. The 7 Collection’ headlights are good, its entrance air intakes are cool, and its hood options good creases however its grille is simply… not nice. So the Audi A8 wins up entrance for certain.

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In profile, the Audi A8 is modern, easy, and clear. It’s not attempting to be overly sporty or fashionable (though its wheels are a bit flashy), nor does it have a lot muscularity. Whereas the 7 Collection is a bit chunkier, a bit extra muscular, and it includes a huge piece of trim that appears a bit like a hockey stick. That is the place choice is available in, as followers of extra aggressive styling will just like the 7 Collection extra and followers of easier styling will desire the A8.

Out again, the Audi A8’s rear taillight bar options some slick LED lighting parts that do little dances and provides the automobile some actual pizazz. Whereas the 7 Collection has a lightweight bar, too, it options fewer tips than the A8’s. Nonetheless, the 7 Collection wins again some factors for having actual exhausts, whereas the A8’s are faux, one thing we’ve a tough time forgiving. So it’s a wash out again.

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Inside, issues get a bit harder. Personally, I discover the Audi A8’s inside to be good-looking. Nonetheless, there are lots of lovers that desire the extra driver-focused cabin of the 7 Collection and its higher use of bodily controls. Additionally, for my part, the BMW’s iDrive 7 is extra intuitive and simpler to make use of than Audi’s touchscreen MMI system. The Audi A8 fights again, although, with a brand new fashion of a digital gauge cluster. The Digital Cockpit definitely appears more energizing than the the older fashion of BMW’s Reside Cockpit Skilled.

Final time I in contrast each automobiles, I far most well-liked the Audi A8. It’s not that the 7 Collection is unhealthy, it’s only a bit odd trying and lacks a number of the luxurious you’d anticipate from such an costly automobile. After all, the Audi A8 is now the newer automobile, so naturally it is going to be one step forward of the 7 Collection which is able to be retired in 2022. As at all times in these comparisons, it’s all about timing and the rankings can change from year-to-year.

What’s your favourite of the 2?




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