The rarified atmosphere of the super luxury sedan segment includes only a handful of inhabitants. The Audi A8 is one of them. This full-size sedan is designed to carry people in as much comfort as a car can, while offering the security of all-wheel drive for snowy or rainy weather.
A long-wheelbase option puts the A8 among the longest cars in this class, adding more than five inches of leg room to the rear seat. Yet Audi’s use of an aluminum frame offsets the extra weight of the extra length and the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, so fuel economy figures remain acceptable.
For the 2014 model year, Audi has added a turbodiesel 3-liter V6 to the A8’s other three engines. This 3.0 TDI model provides 240 horsepower and fuel economy that’s among the best in this segment. It’s only available on the long wheelbase.Read more »
The 3.0T is named for its engine, a supercharged 3-liter V-6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission that is standard in all A8s. As the base model, the 3.0T still offers a long list of upscale standard features, such as heated 12-way-adjustable front seats with driver’s seat memory and a power rear sunshade, along with several option packages that add more luxury, performance and safety items. The Sport Plus Package includes a sport-tuned air suspension, adaptive steering and a limited-slip rear differential. Even at this level, the A8’s interior shows refinement with the use of aluminum and wood trim.
In its features, equipment, and option packages, the 4.0T closely resembles the 3.0T. The difference between the two lies in the power source. Like the 3.0T, the 4.0T is named for its engine, but in this case it’s a twin-turbocharged 4-liter V-8 that produces 420 horsepower. Among available option packages is the Driver Assistance Package which includes a top-view parking-assistance camera; adaptive cruise control; a lane-departure warning system; a deluxe version of Audi’s collision warning and braking system; and automatic high-beam headlights. Also available in the 4.0T is a solar sunroof that powers a ventilation fan for the car’s interior.
Brand new for 2014, the L 3.0 TDI model is equipped with a 3-liter turbodiesel engine that offers fuel economy figures that are among the best in the class. Thanks to its excellent fuel economy estimates of 24 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 28 mpg in combined driving, the TDI-equipped A8 can go up to 800 miles between fill-ups. Although this model is available only on the A8’s long wheelbase, that designation opens it up to more options, such as the Audi Design Selection Package with dual-pane glass and leather upholstery highlighted with unique stitching and piping, Alcantara headliner and additional aluminum and wood interior accents.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Audi A8$64,981 | 35,627 mi
2012 Audi A8$61,588 | 24,401 mi
2012 Audi A8$67,981 | 13,653 mi
2012 Audi A8$119,700 | 5,465 mi
2011 Audi A8$51,095 | 48,018 mi
2011 Audi A8$52,888 | 36,412 mi
2011 Audi A8 L$52,997 | 49,976 mi
2011 Audi A8$54,595 | 42,225 mi
2011 Audi A8$54,998 | 32,865 mi
2011 Audi A8$56,981 | 12,101 mi
2009 Audi A8$34,992 | 58,949 mi
2008 Audi A8 L$29,990 | 72,356 mi
2008 Audi A8$29,991 | 60,072 mi
2008 AUDI A8$30,991 | 47,928 mi
2007 Audi A8 L$22,994 | 79,665 mi
2006 Audi A8$16,490 | 96,608 mi
2006 Audi A8$17,977 | 91,879 mi
2006 Audi A8$18,999 | 91,349 mi
2006 Audi A8 L$19,994 | 76,428 mi
2004 Audi A8 L$11,876 | 107,362 mi
2004 Audi A8 L$11,906 | 86,759 mi
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