• (3.7) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,764$25,452
  • 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 2010 Audi A8

Our Take

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.The W-12 engine and S8 high-performance model are no longer available.A8s featu... Read Full Report

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


Our Expert Reviews

There will be nothing critical in this review. I should probably recuse myself from even writing about the 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI V-10 because I love this car. I will not be fair and balanced or even objective because life behind the wheel of the R8 5.2 FSI is one viewed through a rose-colored windshield. I am the Fox News of car reviews today for conservative drivers and MSNBC for those who lean... Read full review for the 2010 Audi A 8

Consumer Reviews


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Great luxury, less reliability

by Frankie from Boston, MA on November 3, 2011

I absolutely love the comfort and drive of my A8 but it has had more than it's share of problems and they are costly to fix. Luckily most problems were covered by warranty but even an oil change cost ... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


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: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





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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