• (5.0) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $162,900$189,900
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 17 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 540-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2017 Audi R8

Our Take on the 2017 Audi R8

Our Take

What it is: Featuring a choice of two V-10 engines, the redesigned 2017 R8 may look a lot like the old one, but underneath is an all-new chassis that's more than 100 pounds lighter than the outgoing model; it makes extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber. The R8 has been redesigned for t... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No more manual transmission
  • No media display in traditional center spot
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Non-adjustable racing shell seats (Plus trim)
  • Hard-to-see backup camera display
  • New multimedia controls

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2017
  • 110 pounds lighter than predecessor
  • 540- or 610-hp V-10 engine
  • Zero-to-60 mph in 3.2 seconds
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive standard


Our Expert Reviews

The Audi R8 offers all the speed, style and sensory overload you expect in a supercar, as well as some of the unwelcome quirks. Other supercars at this price offer the same level of speed, traffic-stopping styling, exclusivity and capability, but few offer it in a package that’s as easy to drive every day. It’s not the most comfortable, however, and it still lacks some key safety t... Read full review for the 2017 Audi R 8

Consumer Reviews


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Test drived the Car, Its a beast

by FXmanana from Cape Town South Africa on March 23, 2017

I am trading forex to buy that car, The 2017 R8 exclusive edition comes standard equipped with a gloss anthracite front grille and full LED headlights supplemented by a laser high beam module. What a ... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2017 Audi R8.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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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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