Editor's choice: Audi A8L Voter's choice: Mercedes-Benz S400
The Audi A8L is a brilliant machine and deserves a lot more recognition than it is getting. But in a fiercely brand loyal category like this, owners tend to stick to what they know. But what they don't know is that the A8L excels as an all-rounder in this category. It might not have the techy Magic Ride Control of the S-Class but what it does have is an appeal to every driver in the family.
Built to a level that's fit for a king, the interior is lined with rich materials that ooze luxury at every touch. Enthusiasts would find it to be a sports sedan in luxury guise with its sharp steering rack and excellent body control.
The S-Class however, has the upper hand when it comes to interior finishing. Rich supple leather and ornamental wood trim with intelligent ambient lighting means it's a car that's more for the driven. Although the Editorial team stand by its belief that the A8L should lead this category, the overwhelming votes for the Mercedes-Benz outweighed our input with 70% of the votes going to the S-Class.