Since some of you have the new A8's - how about some MPG reports please!
I have 2,200 miles - mostly city, nothing on the freeway longer than 15/20 mins - @80mph, etc. I am a poor candidate for any kind of mpg survey as I really enjoy 'S' mode around town. The new shifter is very comfortable and ergonomically right at rest with just a short/quick rearwards flick between S and D (no need for thumb lock). I am guessing my car will be in the test average of mid teens city/low 20s highway. I am getting my (relatively) cheap thrills now before 5$/gal in the next 18 months.
2011 A8 4.2 Phan Black/Black/20s/Hankooks/All pkgs.
Dog Blanket; Grateful Dead CDs
2011 ML63 AMG
Previous Audis:07 A8L Phantom Black/B&O Sound System
2007 Q7 4.2 Prem/Gray/Rial 20's/Toyo Proxes/EVOLVE air scoops
I get no more than 22 mpg with about 70% freeway drivng in the Los Angeles area. As you know the LA freeways are not that free of traffic....
I noticed that if I drive only in the city I get no more than 17-18.