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Saw the new Range Rover Evoque production model at the L.A. Auto Show yesterday. It's nice if transverse-engined soft-roaders float your boat, but absurdly expensive.The spec sheet wisely only listed the base price of $42,000. Not cheap but not terribly expensive, either. When you added up the options, however, the total came to $76,000. That's base 911 money.There was an adjacent Range Rover Sport Signature edition (high-spec, think MB Designo) with total MSRP about $2,000 less. Insanity.
I wonder how your Phaeton and an A8 of the same vintage compare in terms of road noise suppression.
@Alan: How did the Evoque look in person? James May liked it. What kind of mileage does it get?@Peter: Don't know as I've never been in an A8. The Phaeton is significantly quieter than an S-class of the same vintage. It's a bit quieter than a Lexus LS as well.
It looks great, the interior is lovely. EPA rates it at 28 MPG highway, so real-world I'm guessing that means about 24 mixed.I sat in the back of an A8L and it was unbelievably comfortable. The headrests in particular were supreme.
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