Review: Audi’s salubrious €120,000 saloon with road tax of only €140

Plug-in hybrid is large, luxurious and powerful in a way that’s understated

Frugal on fuel, the Audi A8 plug-in offers limo comfort and the sense of being cocooned from outside noise

Eddie Cunningham

It is somewhat ironic that this week’s €120,000 luxury saloon only costs €140 a year in road tax while capable, officially at least, of sipping a mere 1.8-litres of petrol every 100kms.