• (3.7) 7 reviews
  • Available Prices: $9,383–$24,891
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19
  • Engine: 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2010 Audi A8

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Audi A8

What We Don't Like

  • Excessive downshifting on upgrades
  • Fuel economy
  • Price

Notable Features

  • 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

2010 Audi A8 Reviews

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.

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

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

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


Average based on 7 reviews

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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!

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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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).

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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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