• (4.3) 11 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,278$14,142
  • 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 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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