2018 Audi A8

Original MSRP Range
$82,500 - $92,000
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
16 - 19 MPG City / 26 - 29 MPG Hwy
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2018 Audi A8

What We Like

Sublime interior; punchy V6; authoritative V8; composed handling; all-wheel drive as standard

What We Don't

Ready for replacement; relatively small trunk; larger wheel/tire combinations bring more road noise and a firmer ride

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.9/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.3/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Audi A8?

A revision of equipment means the 3.0 version now has a rearview camera, and the 4.0 comes with 21-inch alloy wheels as standard.See the 2018 Audi A8 models for sale near you

Which A8 is the Best?

If you really can't wait for the all-new 2019 model or prefer to get a version in which any bugs have been ironed out by now, the choice between the V6 or V8 model is completely up to you. Or, perhaps more likely, whatever's the best deal on offer. In our view, the smaller wheels of the V6 translate to a nicer ride quality.

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How Much Does a 2018 Audi A8 Cost?

The 2018 Audi A8 L comes in 3.0TSFI and 4.0TSFI versions.

The 3.0TSFI ($83,475) has 19-in alloy wheels, full LED lighting with automatic headlights, an adaptive air suspension, keyless entry/ignition, headlight washers, heated windshield-washer nozzles, rain-sensing wipers, quad-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, dual-pane acoustic glass, heated/power-folding side mirrors, self-dimming mirrors, parking sensors front and rear, a rearview camera, power door closers, Drive Select (adjustable steering, suspension and throttle settings), leather upholstery, 18-way power-adjustable/heated front seats with memory settings, a power-adjustable tilt-telescopic steering wheel, ambient cabin lighting and power sunshades for the rear window and rear side windows. Audi's proprietary MMI infotainment system includes a retractable 8-in TFT display, Bluetooth, a touchpad with handwriting recognition, navigation with Google Earth street views, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, voice control and a Bose 630-watt/14-speaker Surround Sound system with a CD/DVD player, iPod integration, twin SD card slots and satellite radio.

The 4.0TSFI ($92,975) brings 21-in wheels, a panoramic sunroof, twin trapezoidal exhaust outlets, upgraded leather upholstery with diamond-pattern stitching, a simulated suede headliner, 22-way ventilated/massaging front seats (with power lumbar adjustment), heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, top- and corner-view cameras, blind spot monitoring and a head-up display.

Many standard features in the 4.0 are available as options in the 3.0. Other extras include forward-collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, sport seats and heated/ventilated/massaging/power-adjustable rear outboard seats.

Trunk space is 14.2 cu ft., which isn't as good as some midsize sedans. At least there's a hands-free power trunk lid as standard.

A8 Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
A8 L 3.0 TFSI$82,500 / N/A6 Cylinder Supercharged33319 / 298-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
A8 L 4.0 TFSI Sport$92,000 / N/A8 Cylinder Turbo45016 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2018 Audi A8 a Safe Car?

Standard safety equipment includes stability/traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints and 10 airbags (front, front side, front knee, rear-side, full-length side curtain), as well as a range of advanced safety technologies, such as a lane-departure warning system with active lane-keeping assist, and a collision-mitigation feature that closes the sunroof and windows and pretightens seat belts in the event of hard braking.

The A8 has not been crash-tested in the United States.

Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance1 Years/10,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Executive Plus Pkg
  • Lane Departure Warning

Competition

2018 Audi A8 vs the competition

2018 BMW 7 Series -- To luxuriate in the back is wonderful; to be in the driver's seat is glorious.

2018 Cadillac CT6 -- No V8 option, but the CT6 has everything else required to compete at the highest level. And turbocharged V6 engines are really good these days.

2018 Jaguar XJ -- For the luxury car buyer who likes being behind the wheel, this is worth a look. A new generation is in the pipeline, though.

2018 Lexus LS -- A new generation debuts for 2018. This model brings the LS back into serious contention.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class -- A technological masterpiece whose driving experience is more pleasant than thrilling. But it's undeniably luxurious, and the attention to detail is mind-blowing. Updated for 2018.

2018 Porsche Panamera -- All-new for 2017, with arguably more successful styling, and still with the breathtaking performance and dynamics for which Porsche is justifiably renowned.

Used Bentley Flying Spur -- Even though it's huge and high-quality, the Flying Spur might surprise a few people with its excellent driving abilities.

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