2021 Audi A8

Original MSRP Range
$86,500 - $98,900
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
15 - 17 MPG City / 23 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2021 Audi A8

What We Like

  • Sublime interior
  • Lots of tech
  • Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Composed yet comfortable handling
  • Handsomely reserved styling
  • The 563-hp S8 model

Overview

How Much Does a 2021 Audi A8 Cost?

The 2021 Audi A8 55 TSFI ($86,500, plus $995 destination) comes with 19-in alloy wheels, adaptive air suspension, a top-view camera, full LED exterior lighting, a heat-insulated windshield, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, power soft-close doors, and a power-operated trunk. Inside, standard highlights include leather upholstery, quad-zone automatic climate control, Drive Select (adjustable steering, suspension, transmission and throttle settings), variable-ratio steering, 22-way power-adjustable front seats, digital Virtual Cockpit gauges with navigation, and standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The stereo is a Bang & Olufsen unit with 17 speakers. The A8 60 TSFI e ($94,905) adds the V6 plug-in hybrid drivetrain. A Rear Seat Connectivity package includes dual tablets, a rear DVD changer, a power outlet, and two rear USB ports. The A8 60 TSFI ($97,905) model has an abundance of extra features to go with its stout V8 power. The Executive package includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, dual-pane acoustic glass, and a heated steering wheel. The Driver Assistance package brings adaptive cruise control and active lane-keeping assistance along with Intersection Assist and Road Sign Recognition. The S8 ($130,900) is equipped like the performance flagship it is, with predictive active suspension, a Quattro sport rear differential, and Audi's dynamic all-wheel steering system. Interior niceties include a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, a fully digital gauge cluster, navigation, and dual touch-response displays for the infotainment and HVAC controls. In addition to wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, Sirius Satellite radio, and wireless smartphone charging, the 2021 Audi S8 also has a 360-degree camera, a head-up display, four-zone automatic climate control, paddle shifters, a panoramic sunroof, an Alcantara headliner, LED ambient interior lighting, and Valcona leather upholstery. Not enough? It also has heated and ventilated 22-way power sport seats with memory and massage, plus an air purification system and power rear and side window sunshades. Of the two available Rear Seat Comfort packages on the A8, the most luxurious is the 4-seat Executive version of the A8 60 TSFI e PHEV and A8 60 TSFI models, which includes folding rear tables, reclining/ventilated/massaging rear seats, and remote controls that allow you to adjust the climate, lighting, and even the fore/aft location of the front passenger seat. This is also where the lucky rear passenger can enjoy the heated/massaging footrest. Other options include 20- or 21-inch wheels and a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system with 1,920 watts of power. While we are in love with the A8’s spacious and elegant interior, we’d be remiss to not mention that its trunk, at 12.5 cubic feet, is on the small side. The Lexus LS 500 has much more cargo capacity – 17.0 cubic feet. Also worth noting: The A8 PHEV’s trunk is only 10.4 cubic feet because of the 14.1-kWh battery. The S8 is available with a Black Optic Package that includes black exterior trim, black mirror covers, and 21-inch bi-color wheels wearing high-performance summer tires.

A8 Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
A8 L 55 TFSI quattro$86,500 / $81,3126 Cylinder Turbo33517 / 268-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro$95,900 / $90,1486 Cylinder Turbo / Hybrid443N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
A8 L 60 TFSI quattro$98,900 / $92,9686 Cylinder Turbo / Hybrid45315 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2021 Audi A8 a Safe Car?

Standard safety equipment on the 2021 Audi A8 includes seven airbags, including a front-center airbag. Pre Sense (standard in all Audi cars) is perhaps the most notable standard safety feature; it automatically closes the sunroof and windows and cinches the seat belts for added occupant protection before an impending collision. Front and rear parking sensors also are standard, and although they are technically not safety hardware, they will help protect the A8 from bumper dings, as will the standard new (and very handy) top-view 360-degree camera. The Audi A8 has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), but that's not a cause for concern.
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components8 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited 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
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2021 Audi A8 vs the competition

2020 BMW 7 Series — To luxuriate in the back of this big BMW sedan is wonderful; to be in the driver’s seat is glorious. Available with all-wheel drive. 2020 Lexus LS — Utterly dependable and luxurious, with a lower MSRP than the Audi A8. Available as a hybrid and with all-wheel drive. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class — The Burgermeister’s ride. The S-Class has a driving experience that’s more pleasant than thrilling. Luxurious and packed with technology. Available with all-wheel drive. An all-new model is coming in the spring of 2021. 2020 Porsche Panamera — The Panamera displays the scintillating performance and dynamics for which Porsche is known. Available with all-wheel drive. Used Bentley Flying Spur — Even though it’s huge, the ultra-posh Bentley Flying Spur might surprise a few people with its excellent driving abilities. Used Infiniti Q70 L— This large and luxurious Japanese sedan has been discontinued, but, like the A8, it flies under the radar. Available with a V8 and all-wheel drive. A bargain on the used car market, but be prepared for outdated infotainment.