2018 Audi A8

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$82,500

starting MSRP

2018 Audi A8
2018 Audi A8

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Richly appointed interior
  • Acceleration
  • Interior room

The bad:

  • Trunk size
  • Brake pedal feel
  • Steering feel

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Audi A8 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Long-wheelbase full-size sedan
  • V-6 or V-8 gas engine
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Performance-oriented S8 model available

2018 Audi A8 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The A8 is Audi's flagship sedan and is available with a choice of two gasoline engines: a supercharged V-6 or a turbocharged V-8. Competitors include the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Lexus LS. A performance model, the S8, is available, and a redesigned A8 sedan arrives in 2018 as a 2019 model.


(Skip to details on the S8


There are no significant changes.

S8
Fortified with a 605-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine, the S8 is the hot rod of the A8 line. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, an adaptive suspension and driver-selectable settings for the steering and suspension. Rivals include the Mercedes AMG S63 and BMW Alpina B7.

What’s Special

  • Black leather upholstery with red stitching
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Available full-leather interior
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium sound system

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

So far very pleased

I’m very pleased and pleasantly surprised at the ride and the safety features. Very comfortable and like the way it remembers my settings and sun roof and screen are great

4.7

The most beautiful vehicle i'v ever owned.

This is a remarkable vehicle in all aspects, from beauty to reliability. The comfort and softness of the ride is out of this world. This is a magnificent driving machine.

5.0

Love it

I love the hp and the body style looks sporty but can be family oriented to all my friends are jealous because of me haven it

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance

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