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2010 Audi A8

2010 Audi A8

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$7,361 — $18,553 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
19 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(3.9) 8 reviews

The Good

  • Performance
  • Easy maneuverability for its size
  • Interior space, especially in A8 L
  • Refinement

The Bad

  • Excessive downshifting on upgrades
  • Fuel economy
  • Price
2010 Audi A8 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Audi A8
  • S8 high-performance model no longer available
  • Bang &amp
  • Olufsen stereo option
  • Six-speed Tiptronic automatic
  • Many airbags, including knee airbag
  • Standard- or extended-length body
  • Quattro all-wheel drive standard

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2010 Audi A8 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The A8 is Audi’s flagship full-size luxury sedan. It’s available in regular- and long-wheelbase (A8 L) form, both of which seat five. It competes with the BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

New for 2010
The W-12 engine and S8 high-performance model are no longer available.

Exterior
A8s feature a version of Audi’s distinctive single-frame grille and adaptive headlights, as well as side mirrors with turn-signal lights. It’s available in both regular-length and long-wheelbase versions. The longer-wheelbase version also features distinct rocker panels.

  • Standard 19-inch wheels (regular wheelbase models)
  • Regular- and long-wheelbase versions available
  • Optional 20-inch high-polished aluminum wheels with Sport Package
  • Standard power door closers
  • Standard LED daytime running lights

Interior
Five people fit inside the A8 and A8 L. The driver faces a multifunction four-spoke steering wheel. Wood trim extends to the sides of the interior and complements leather upholstery. Power front seats can be equipped with massage, heating and ventilating functions. The Bose surround-sound system includes a CD changer and 12 speakers. A Bang & Olufsen stereo is optional. An optional Cold Weather Package includes a heated leather steering wheel with shift paddles, heated rear seats and a ski sack with a rear seat pass-through.

The A8’s interior features also include:

  • Standard advanced keyless entry and engine start-up
  • Standard Audi ...

Vehicle Overview
The A8 is Audi’s flagship full-size luxury sedan. It’s available in regular- and long-wheelbase (A8 L) form, both of which seat five. It competes with the BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS 460 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

New for 2010
The W-12 engine and S8 high-performance model are no longer available.

Exterior
A8s feature a version of Audi’s distinctive single-frame grille and adaptive headlights, as well as side mirrors with turn-signal lights. It’s available in both regular-length and long-wheelbase versions. The longer-wheelbase version also features distinct rocker panels.

  • Standard 19-inch wheels (regular wheelbase models)
  • Regular- and long-wheelbase versions available
  • Optional 20-inch high-polished aluminum wheels with Sport Package
  • Standard power door closers
  • Standard LED daytime running lights

Interior
Five people fit inside the A8 and A8 L. The driver faces a multifunction four-spoke steering wheel. Wood trim extends to the sides of the interior and complements leather upholstery. Power front seats can be equipped with massage, heating and ventilating functions. The Bose surround-sound system includes a CD changer and 12 speakers. A Bang & Olufsen stereo is optional. An optional Cold Weather Package includes a heated leather steering wheel with shift paddles, heated rear seats and a ski sack with a rear seat pass-through.

The A8’s interior features also include:

  • Standard advanced keyless entry and engine start-up
  • Standard Audi parking system with rearview camera
  • Standard power trunk opener
  • Available rear vanity mirrors
  • Available four-zone climate control

Under the Hood
The A8’s V-8 engine mates to a six-speed automatic transmission that permits Tiptronic manual gear selection. The A8’s adaptive air-spring suspension permits speed-dependent lowering of the car’s body for increased directional stability. The W-12 engine, which came standard on the A8 L in 2009, has been discontinued for 2010.

  • 350-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 with 325 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Quattro all-wheel drive

Safety
An optional Technology Package features adaptive cruise control, side assist and lane assist. The side assist feature alerts the driver when vehicles are alongside the A8. With Audi’s lane assist, the steering wheel vibrates if the A8 nears a painted lane marking and the turn signal hasn’t been activated.

Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Many airbags, including knee, front and rear side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.9
8 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(3.2)
Value For The Money
(3.4)
(5.0)

Marvelous car

by Air Force vet from Raleigh, NC on June 8, 2019

Have never seen as rich and elegant interior as this with the piping on the seats. Absolutely looks and drives like brand new but NEVER buy a car without your wife along. Turns out she wanted, AND WE ... Read full review

(5.0)

Sweet Ride!!

by Curlee from Marble Falls, Tx. on April 24, 2017

WOW! What a vehicle! Beautiful, stylish, comfortable. You really feel priveledged to ride in such a nice vehicle. And to think, it a 2010...slready 8 years old and still impressive! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Audi A8 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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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