For the 2016 model year, Audi's A8 focuses in on the big, sporty luxury it's good at and jettisons the short-wheelbase versions previously offered. In its current generation, the Audi A8 truly stands out as a fully realized contender in the niche. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class still stands at the front of the line in the segment, and the 7-Series isn't trailing far behind–but the A8 offers a set of interesting drivetrains and an abundance of technology to help sway shoppers toward the rings rather than the star or roundel. It's a real player in the segment now–competing happily at virtually every level–and even winning some of the categories along the way.