(4.2) 9 reviews
MSRP: $4,125$13,789
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 18-21
Engine: 335-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Audi A8

Our Take on the 2005 Audi A8

Our Take

Audi's redesigned flagship sedan debuted as a 2004 model. A slightly lower-priced shorter-wheelbase model has been added for 2005; the long-wheelbase version is designated A8 L. New standard equipment for 2005 includes a tire-pressure monitor and a rain sensor. For 2004, an all-new aluminum ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Excessive downshifting on upgrades
  • Fuel economy
  • Price

Notable Features

  • 4.2-liter V-8 rated at 335 hp
  • Six-speed Tiptronic automatic
  • 10 airbags, including knee airbags
  • Available extended-length body
  • New standard-length model
  • W-12 engine available for 2005


Our Expert Reviews

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2005 Audi A8L

by Ern from Elmira, Ny on February 1, 2012

I bought this car with 84k miles on it.. The car was a freaking nightmare from the start I dropped a new starter in it two days after the car was purchased. That was so embarrassing I had a really hot... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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