6 reviews
2011 Audi A8
2011 Audi A8
Available Price Range $21,292-$35,552 Trims2 Combined MPG 22 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2011 Audi A8

Our Take

The 2011 A8 marks a full redesign of Audi's full-size flagship sedan, which competes in a class with the BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJ that's dominated by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The fourth-generation A8 brings evolutionary exterior styling, a revamped interior, improved gas mileage and... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Trunk size
  • Modest V-8 performance under full loads
  • Firmer ride with sport package
  • Brake-pedal feel
  • Wonky steering

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • Upgraded V-8 engine
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Available 12-cylinder (late 2011)


Our Expert Reviews

The 2011 Audi A8 is a magical car that can quickly transport you to the adventure fantasy of your choice. After pressing the A8's ignition button, my routine-filled world transformed into something fantastic. Suddenly, my husband was now actor Daniel Craig, my kids disappeared and my cotton hoodie and comfy jeans were replaced with a silky gown, diamonds and stilettos. Driving the A8 bri... Read full review for the 2011 Audi A 8

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All that, and more!

by Karkrazy from Pasadena Park, MO on December 2, 2012

I admired this car from a distance and was intrigued by it's exterior lines. It has both a luxurious and sporty look. I stopped at a dealership and took a test drive and fell in love. This is the best... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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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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