• (4.7) 15 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,674$16,354
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-20
  • Engine: 335-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 Audi A8

Our Take on the 2006 Audi A8

Our Take

Audi's redesigned flagship sedan debuted as a 2004 model. The redesign included an all-new aluminum body that promised 60 percent better structural rigidity than its predecessor was developed. Audi's third-generation space frame uses fewer components and weighs 300 pounds less.A slightl... 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
  • Standard- or extended-length body
  • W-12 engine available


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 15 reviews

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Sweetest ride I've ever had

by GalaxyOne from Atlanta, GA on August 16, 2006

Hits - The A8L turns heads for classic styling, and draws purrs from passengers for its fit, finish, uncluttered layout and exceptional leg and head room in the back seat. I especially like the multi... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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