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2015 Audi A8

$29,284 — $50,668 USED
Sedan
4-5 Seats
17-28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Richly appointed interior
  • Performance potential
  • Diesel model's fuel economy

The Bad

  • Very subtle styling changes
2015 Audi A8 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Audi A8
  • Mild styling updates for 2015
  • V-8 now makes 435 hp
  • Available diesel engine
  • Regular- and long-wheelbase versions
  • Performance-oriented S8 model

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

Audi's already luxurious and stylish flagship sedan is getting a makeover for 2015 with a horsepower bump and updated front- and rear-end styling.ExteriorThe A8 was redesigned for 2011 and the 2015 update only improves on its dynamic look. The stunning LED headlights return to the A8's face, with a slightly tweaked design for the new year. The hood also wears a slightly freshened look with more creases, and the front and rear bumpers have been enlarged for a wider look.

Specific S8 model updates include larger air intakes in the lower front bumper and less chrome trim than the regular version for a "sportier look," Audi said in a statement. In back, the taillights wear a slightly modified design, and there's a new oval-shaped quad sport exhaust tailpipe. Both models get a new selection of 20-inch wheels and a choice of five additional exterior paint colors.
InteriorThe A8's cabin design and finishes carry over to 2015, but Audi says the new models use "significant acoustic measures for a quieter cabin" as well as "optimized trunk packaging for improved space and usability." The updated S8 model sees some cabin additions, however, with a new trim choice: Vermont Brown leather seats and surfaces paired with carbon twill copper inlays.

In terms of features and controls, Audi's MMI navigation plus system will again be available, including the Google Earth mapping and Google Voice search functionalities. The Audi connect system is also availa...

Vehicle Overview

Audi's already luxurious and stylish flagship sedan is getting a makeover for 2015 with a horsepower bump and updated front- and rear-end styling.ExteriorThe A8 was redesigned for 2011 and the 2015 update only improves on its dynamic look. The stunning LED headlights return to the A8's face, with a slightly tweaked design for the new year. The hood also wears a slightly freshened look with more creases, and the front and rear bumpers have been enlarged for a wider look.

Specific S8 model updates include larger air intakes in the lower front bumper and less chrome trim than the regular version for a "sportier look," Audi said in a statement. In back, the taillights wear a slightly modified design, and there's a new oval-shaped quad sport exhaust tailpipe. Both models get a new selection of 20-inch wheels and a choice of five additional exterior paint colors.
InteriorThe A8's cabin design and finishes carry over to 2015, but Audi says the new models use "significant acoustic measures for a quieter cabin" as well as "optimized trunk packaging for improved space and usability." The updated S8 model sees some cabin additions, however, with a new trim choice: Vermont Brown leather seats and surfaces paired with carbon twill copper inlays.

In terms of features and controls, Audi's MMI navigation plus system will again be available, including the Google Earth mapping and Google Voice search functionalities. The Audi connect system is also available. It provides real- time localized weather, news and live fuel prices as well as in-vehicle Wi-Fi connectivity for up to eight wireless devices.
Under the HoodFor 2015, the turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 gets a horsepower bump from 420 to 435. The TDI version that joined the A8 roster carries over to the 2015 model and is again joined by the entry-level 3.0-liter and range-topping 6.3-liter W-12 model; the latter gets Audi's Cylinder on Demand cylinder-deactivation system for 2015. For the S8, the 520-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine returns. An eight-speed automatic is again the sole transmission.

As far as other changes under the hood, Audi says that a new electromechanical power-steering system should provide "greater comfort and agility, while improving fuel efficiency." Official fuel-economy figures have not yet been released, however.
SafetyLoads of new available safety equipment join the A8 and S8 features lists this year. Highlights include active lane assist, Secondary Collision Assist, Night Vision Assistant with Pedestrian Detection, a head-up display and Audi Park Assist.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
11 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

My Dream Come True!

by AmberS from Arlington, TX on August 6, 2018

The A8L is my dream car and Ben at Fort Worth Audi made my dream come true! This car is everything I ever dreamed of and the staff at Audi Foer Worth go above and beyond for all your need ! I ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great blend of luxury and performance

by Paul W from Lancaster, PA on July 19, 2018

Was looking for a luxury sedan with timeless style and modern features and found it all in the Audi A8 (base/std chassis). The car has a very rich interior, loads of features (performance, safety and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Audi A8 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Audi A8 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    300-plus-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker