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2022 Audi A8

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3.5 (Good)

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2022 A8 L 55 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan
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Price:   -  From $86,500
2022 S8 4.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $116,900

Overview

What's New

A mid-life makeover brings new external detailing on Audi’s 2022 A8 sedan and its high-performance S8 sibling. There are new grilles and bumpers, revised lighting and updated wheels, with the S line design now standard on A8 models.

Choosing Your Audi A8

There’s a simple choice when buying Audi’s flagship sedan – A8 or S8. The former will cost you $87,595 including destination, while the latter’s bigger engine and more luxurious specifications weigh in at $117,995. It’s easy to spend five figures on options packages for either car.

Engine Choices

The A8 is powered by a three-liter six-cylinder gas engine which produces 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, laid onto the road via all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Its S8 sibling harnesses a four-liter V8 producing 563 hp and 590 lb-ft. Fuel economy stands at an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon city, 28 mpg highway, and 22 combined in the A8, versus 14/23/17 in the S8.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
3.0 V6335 hp369 lb-ft19/28/22 mpg
4.0 V8563 hp590 lb-ft14/23/17 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater A8 stands at 12.5 cu ft with the rear seats in place.

Audi A8

Safety Features

For the money, you’d expect the A8 to bristle with safety tech, and it performs creditably without being outstanding. The usual array of airbags is complemented by LED headlights and OLED taillights with high beam assist and lane departure warning.

There’s also a top-view camera system with four wide-angle cameras supporting different displays on the MMI screen for easier parking. Frustratingly, features like traffic sign recognition are only available as options even on the S8, as is an ingenious intersection assist system that detects cars approaching from the sides.

Connectivity

As with safety, connectivity is decent but unspectacular. A 10.1-inch infotainment screen handles the navigation system in tandem with Audi’s virtual cockpit plus – a customizable 12.3-inch TFT screen behind the steering wheel. There’s full smartphone compatibility and wireless charging with signal boosting technology, plus satellite radio, while the Bang & Olufsen 3D premium sound system is undeniably impressive.

Audi A8

2022 Audi A8 – MSRP From $87,595

With adaptive air suspension cushioning occupants against jolts from the 19-inch five-spoke wheels, the A8’s LED-lit cabin is a very pleasant place to sit. Valetta leather extends across the seats, armrests and center console, with a power panoramic sunroof and light cloth headliner adding to the airy ambiance. A four-zone climate keeps everyone cool, while the driver faces a leather-wrapped gear lever and steering wheel with shift paddles to override the automatic transmission. The front seats are heated and ventilated with 22-way adjustment and memory, rear seat occupants have powered sunshades, and everyone gets to enjoy walnut wooden inlays.

There are numerous options packs on the A8, with the Comfort plus package adding dual-pane side windows, massaging front seats, and a head-up display to Valcona leather for $3,250. The Executive package is similarly priced at $3,400 with eight specifications ranging from traffic sign recognition and a heated steering wheel to adaptive cruise control with lane guidance.

People who prefer to be driven rather than driving themselves will welcome the $5,400 Luxury pack, which adds heating elements to the rear armrests alongside ventilation, massaging, lumbar and memory for the remote-controlled rear outboard seats. All-wheel steering and extended leather are also bundled in.

2022 Audi S8 – MSRP From $117,995

If you look closely, you’ll spot the quadruple exhaust outlets and 20-inch graphite gray wheels on S8 models, which also have HD matrix-design LED headlights and double glazed side/rear windows. You wouldn’t notice the adaptive sports air suspension or the standard all-wheel steering, though features like a power trunk lid and S-branded aluminum door sills are easier to spot. A carbon fiber gearshift acknowledges this car’s performance credentials, with diamond-stitched Valcona leather extending across the seats.

The big news on S8 trims is a choice of rear seat comfort packages, depending on whether you want four or five seats. Both packs offer ventilated and massaging remote-controlled rear outboard seats with lumbar and memory, but the four-seat package adds a leather-clad rear center console with folding tables, a built-in airbag, and illuminated rear seat belt buckles.

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CarsDirect Tip

The S8’s performance and mechanical specifications are tempting, but we’d save $30,000 and choose the standard A8, adding the Executive package to improve its safety – even though these features really ought to be standard.

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Expert Review

Pros

Pros
- Looks classy
- Teaming with tech
- High-quality cabin
- Spoils passengers

Cons

Cons:
- Sedate styling
- Base engine could use power
- Tech has steep learning curve

Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Glow Up For 2022. Now that automakers make luxury SUVs in all shapes and sizes, the large luxury sedan class is more cutthroat than ever. To stay competitive in the class, the 2022 Audi A8 and S8 arrive with some noteworthy updates.

Unlike last year, the A8 is only available in one trim level and with one powertrain for a more streamlined lineup. Both the A8 and S8 receive updated designs for a more aggressive look thanks to a reshaped grille that takes up more real estate on the front end, updated exterior lighting, and more angular front and rear fascias. You’ll continue to find four exhaust outlets on the S8, which act as the main differentiator between the two vehicles as both now wear similar body kits.

It's nice to see the A8 arrive with an updated design, but the sedan still looks too similar to the brand’s more affordable offerings like the A4 and A6. In a segment that includes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Genesis G90, and Lexus LS, the A8’s safe design feels like a letdown.

Interior Fit For Royalty. While the A8 and S8’s exterior designs aren’t for everyone, their interiors are lavish enough to feel fit for kings and queens. Audi only brings the long-wheelbase models to the U.S. and we aren’t complaining about that. Both sedans offer an incredibly generous amount of interior space with 44.3 inches of rear legroom.

For an even more lavish feel, the sedans are available with seating for up to four with rear seats that feel like thrones. With this option ticked, the rear seats can be equipped with a massaging function, heating and ventilation, power-reclining footrests, a heated foot massage function, and individual entertainment tablets. With high-quality materials and a hushed interior, you’ll never want to leave.

Audi A8

Bursting With Tech. As Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8 and S8 come packed with all of the latest tech features you could ever expect to see in a car. For some, it might be too much technology. Learning how to use all of the car’s tech features can be daunting, as there’s a steep learning curve.

The A8 comes standard with a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen, an 8.6-inch lower touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Together, these screens give the sedan a modern design, especially with the limited number of physical controls. The only analog control is a volume knob on the center console, requiring owners to go through the infotainment system for the majority of the vehicle’s controls.

You’ll also find that the A8 comes with a lengthy list of standard safety features, with things like night vision assist, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert. Intersection assist is optional. The A8 and S8 are also available with Audi’s Traffic Jam Assist system that can help handle a lot of driving tasks on the highway.

Weak Base Engine, Strong Optional Powertrain. When it comes to powertrains, the A8 can’t match its rivals. The base powertrain includes a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that makes 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. These figures are low for the class and result in slower acceleration than rivals.

The S8 provides much stronger performance thanks to its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that’s rated at 563 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. While the base A8 can get to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, the S8 takes 3.8 seconds to complete the same sprint. With the 7-Series offering up to 601 hp and the previous-gen AMG S63 having up to 603 hp, the S8 is also behind its rivals, but the gap isn’t that large in the real world.

Final Thoughts. The 2022 Audi A8 and S8 aren’t nearly as striking as their rivals and don’t offer nearly the same performance, but spoil occupants with similar levels of luxury, technology, and comfort. For people that like to fly under the radar and have high-tech vehicles with spacious cabins, the A8 and S8 are among the best.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class continues to be the best choice in the segment. Nearly as opulent as far more expensive machines, bursting with tech features, far easier to drive than most rivals, the S-Class does things others in the segment can’t.

The Genesis G90 isn’t the most conventional choice, but it’s a value-priced option with a stunning design and smooth powertrains. Isn’t quite as luxurious as its competitors and isn’t available with the same tech, but is more than enough for most people.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 335 HP / 369 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 28 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 335 HP / 369 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 28 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
21.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$83
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
208.7 "
Exterior Width
76.6 "
Exterior Height
58.6 "
Front Headroom
38.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
41.5 "
Rear Legroom
44.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,773 Lbs.
Wheel Base
123 "
Turning Radius
21.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 21.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 21.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Dark Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Valetta Leather / Valcona Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Armrests
(12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
Bench / Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
17 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense Basic And Front Forward Collision Mitigation / Audi Pre Sense Basic And Front Forward Collision Mitigation W/left Turn Assist
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Audi Active Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure / Audi Active Lane Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Traffic Jam Assist Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Audi Pre Sense City Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Audi Parking System Plus Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

Used 2022 Audi A8 for Sale

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L 3.0T
Color: White
Price

$59,995

Mileage

23,085 mi

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