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2000 Audi A8

2000 Audi A8

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$4,991 — $4,991 USED
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5 Seats
20 MPG
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2000 Audi A8 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Audi stretches its aluminum flagship sedan and gives it side-impact head protection, a facelift and a little more power this year. The lineup now consists of two all-wheel-drive models with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine and a starting price of $62,000. A front-drive version with a 3.7-liter V-8 has retired from active duty.

Exterior
A stretch body style arrives in spring 2000 as the A8 L with a 5-inch longer body and wheelbase, which increase to 118.5 and 203 inches respectively. Most of the extra length shows up in the rear doors. The standard-size A8 sedan will continue after the A8 L arrives.

The A8 is unusual because of its use of aluminum for most body and suspension parts and a skeleton-like frame, which Audi says makes this car 300 to 500 pounds lighter, stronger and more fuel efficient than rivals built mainly with steel.

Appearance changes include a new front bumper and grille and larger headlamps The projector beam fog lamps are relocated to below the bumper, and the outside mirrors are reshaped. The A8’s standard 16-inch polished alloy wheels are a new design.

Interior
Rear legroom grows by nearly 3 inches on the A8 L, giving passengers limousine-like accommodations.

The standard leather upholstery comes in a selection of six colors, and two choices of wood inlays are available, walnut or sycamore. The steering column has power tilt and telescoping features, and the power front windows have one-touch up and down operation.

An optional Premium comfort p...

Vehicle Overview
Audi stretches its aluminum flagship sedan and gives it side-impact head protection, a facelift and a little more power this year. The lineup now consists of two all-wheel-drive models with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine and a starting price of $62,000. A front-drive version with a 3.7-liter V-8 has retired from active duty.

Exterior
A stretch body style arrives in spring 2000 as the A8 L with a 5-inch longer body and wheelbase, which increase to 118.5 and 203 inches respectively. Most of the extra length shows up in the rear doors. The standard-size A8 sedan will continue after the A8 L arrives.

The A8 is unusual because of its use of aluminum for most body and suspension parts and a skeleton-like frame, which Audi says makes this car 300 to 500 pounds lighter, stronger and more fuel efficient than rivals built mainly with steel.

Appearance changes include a new front bumper and grille and larger headlamps The projector beam fog lamps are relocated to below the bumper, and the outside mirrors are reshaped. The A8’s standard 16-inch polished alloy wheels are a new design.

Interior
Rear legroom grows by nearly 3 inches on the A8 L, giving passengers limousine-like accommodations.

The standard leather upholstery comes in a selection of six colors, and two choices of wood inlays are available, walnut or sycamore. The steering column has power tilt and telescoping features, and the power front windows have one-touch up and down operation.

An optional Premium comfort package includes heated seats (front and rear), while a Warm Weather package includes a solar sunroof that powers the ventilation system that cools the interior when the car is parked.

Under the Hood
Formerly available with a choice of V-8 engines, the A8 now comes only with a 4.2-liter that has new cylinder heads with five valves per cylinder (instead of four) and 300 horsepower (10 more than last year). The engine teams with a Porsche Tiptronic five-speed automatic transmission and Audi’s permanently engaged Quattro all-wheel drive system.

Safety
The 1997 A8 was the first car in the United States with six airbags (two front and four side-impact airbags), and for 2000 it gains a head airbag system, two curtain-like devices that deploy along the side windows from the roof lining in a side collision.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.8
4 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(2.5)
Value For The Money
(3.0)
(5.0)

Very sexy car

by Toddyboy from Stone mountain on March 11, 2017

I purchases this car as is for 500 the transmission was hav ing problems at 153,000 put a used tran into it and this baby ran like it was new ,very fast car im at 202,000 now and shes still riding ... Read full review

(3.0)

A mechanical nightmare

by The Mella from Oxford England on October 26, 2011

I bought this superb looking very fast beast with 57k miles on the clock. It was a smooth as silk and at first a lovely car. Within the next 40k miles over 2.5 years, it has needed a new engine ... Read full review

Safety

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The 2000 Audi A8 currently has 2 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A8 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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