A8 Information please

OmegaV6

Registered User
Hi all, new to the site and not, at least not yet, an Audi owner. We are seriously considering purchasing a 2014 A8 3.0ltr petrol to replace the ever faithful Omega we have had for 15 years and 175000 miles, she is starting to succumb to the dreaded tinworm, and there is not a lot I can do about that ... So after some information please if you can help.... questions so far are ...

1. What is the A8 like for towing an 1800 kg caravan for extended periods ?? (the Omega has towed ours to the south of France on many occasions) The weight, power and self leveling suspension imply the A8 "should" make a decent towcar .....

2. Has anyone converted a petrol A8 to LPG ?? There are kits (prinz do one) for installing direct injection LPG, but I have no experience of them, only "normal" injected LPG

3. How much DIY servicing is it possible to do without purchasing a shed load of specialist tools? I have a fairly extensive toolkit and reasonable knowledge, the Omega only goes to a garage for its MOT .....I do all the rest, but it is an older car !!

4. Are there any well known problems with the A8 that would make you reconsider owning or recommending one?

5. Do you consider spares to both easily available and reasonably priced ???

Many thanks for any answers, and any further advice you may wish to offer.

Regards ... O
 

clubadria

Registered User
Hi all, new to the site and not, at least not yet, an Audi owner. We are seriously considering purchasing a 2014 A8 3.0ltr petrol to replace the ever faithful Omega we have had for 15 years and 175000 miles, she is starting to succumb to the dreaded tinworm, and there is not a lot I can do about that ... So after some information please if you can help.... questions so far are ...

1. What is the A8 like for towing an 1800 kg caravan for extended periods ?? (the Omega has towed ours to the south of France on many occasions) The weight, power and self leveling suspension imply the A8 "should" make a decent towcar .....

2. Has anyone converted a petrol A8 to LPG ?? There are kits (prinz do one) for installing direct injection LPG, but I have no experience of them, only "normal" injected LPG

3. How much DIY servicing is it possible to do without purchasing a shed load of specialist tools? I have a fairly extensive toolkit and reasonable knowledge, the Omega only goes to a garage for its MOT .....I do all the rest, but it is an older car !!

4. Are there any well known problems with the A8 that would make you reconsider owning or recommending one?

5. Do you consider spares to both easily available and reasonably priced ???

Many thanks for any answers, and any further advice you may wish to offer.

Regards ... O
Hi that's a classic is your car a saloon or estate, they were pretty good tow cars in there day, I have an older a8 2006 4.2 derv and get around 40mpg according to the computer, my caravan is nearly 2 tons and pulls very well, as your looking at much newer it should give better economy, as for parts that's the down side for me, I'm only on a average wage.
Have you tried one yet ?
Hope you like them as they are very capable towing vehicle.
 
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