2021 Audi A8

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2021 Audi A8
2021 Audi A8

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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Seating capacity

208.7” x 58.6”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Hardware for advanced autonomous capability
  • Huge backseat
  • Luxurious interior
  • Touchscreen multimedia system

The bad:

  • Most advanced autonomous capabilities await U.S. approval
  • Exterior design very conservative
  • Stretched L model is only body style for U.S.
  • Minimalist dashboard design

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 360-degree camera with virtual view now standard
  • Full-size all-wheel-drive sedan
  • Turbo V-6 or twin-turbo V-8 engine
  • Full-LED headlights standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Plug-in hybrid A8 e and performance S8 versions available

2021 Audi A8 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Audi A8?

Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, is a rival to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS. The car’s base engine is a 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6; a 453-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 is available. Audi also sells a plug-in hybrid version of the A8 that can travel around 17 miles on electric power alone. The high-output S8 — the performance version of this full-size luxury sedan — has a 563-hp V-8. All powertrains work with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard. 

What’s New on the 2021 Audi A8?

New standard features include 22-way power-adjustable front seats and a 360-degree camera system with a virtual viewing mode. The S8 now comes with standard front heated armrests and 21-inch wheels with summer tires. 

What Features in the 2021 Audi A8 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Power rear sunshades
  • Wood interior trim
  • Touchscreen navigation system
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo

Available features include:

  • Massaging, power-adjustable rear seats
  • In-cabin fragrance system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Head-up display 
  • Blind spot warning 
  • Rear dual-tablet entertainment system
  • Night vision

Should I Buy the 2021 Audi A8?

If you have the means to afford a full-size luxury sedan, the A8 is worth a look. Its range of available powertrains is a plus, and its classy interior impresses. Some might find the design too conservative, however, and rivals offer similar levels of luxury.

Consumer reviews

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

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 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 or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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