• (4.9) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,602$25,538
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2008 Audi A8

Our Take on the 2008 Audi A8

For 2008, Audi's flagship A8 full-size luxury sedan receives updates to its steering and air suspension systems that are intended to enhance the car's driving performance. There are also newly available safety features like lane assist and side assist, which alerts drivers when other ve... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Excessive downshifting on upgrades
  • Fuel economy
  • Price

Notable Features

  • V-8 or W-12 engine
  • Bang &amp
  • Olufsen stereo option
  • Six-speed Tiptronic automatic
  • 10 airbags, including knee airbags
  • Standard- or extended-length body

2008 Audi A8 Reviews

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Audi sharpened its flagship for 2008, not that there was anything wrong with last year's broad-shouldered A8. The luxury division of Volkswagen calls it "honing the character" for improved drivability, comfort and refinement.The concept is a full-size luxury sedan that drives with sports-car finesse while still coddling the humans inside. Though the changes seem subtle compared with the pr... Read full review for the 2008 Audi A 8

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4th A8L

by Audi from Rhode Island on May 13, 2011

This is our fourth A8L, I have owned Mercedes S class, BMW 7 series and many Jaguars and we just love the ride, the style, the power of this car. Looking forward to purchasing a new one in the fall.

3 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Audi A8 Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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