2015 Audi A8

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2015:

-Updated styling

-Revised pricing

Audi's flagship sedan moves into 2015 with styling updates conceived to “underscore its positioning as the driver's luxury sedan through changes that communicate a wider stance and more dynamic look.” In other words, the company's designers changed a few things to freshen a car last redesigned in 2011. Whether the changes make the car look better (it was already very handsome) remains subjective, but significantly lower prices versus the 2014 model certainly make it more attractive.

Otherwise, the A8 (and high-performance S8 variant) remain the same, with five engines and two wheelbase lengths from which to choose. The A8 begins as the 3.0 TFSI, with a 3.0L supercharged V6 making 333 hp and 326 lb-ft of torque. Up from that is a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 with 240 hp and 406 lb-ft in the TDI model; a 4.0L turbocharged V8 is specified in the 4.0 TFSI, with 435 hp and 444 lb-ft, and a 6.3L W12 comes with 500 hp and 461 lb-ft. The S8 gets a 4.0L turbocharged V8, tuned here for 520 hp and 481 lb-ft.

TFSI (3.0 and 4.0) and TDI models can be had in either short or long wheelbase; W12 cars only come in LWB form, and the S8 comes exclusively as a shorty.

Standard kit in 3.0 TFSI trim includes 19-inch wheels, adaptive Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, headlight washers, LED taillights, sunroof, power trunk with movement-activated opening, power-assisted door closers, mirror-mounted turn signal repeaters, four-zone automatic climate control, Valetta leather seats, 14-way front power seats with four-way lumbar and memory, heated front and rear seats, load-through provision, power sunshades for rear side windows and rear window, auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation, 14-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, satellite radio, Audi music interface, colour driver information display, garage door opener, automatic wipers and headlights, intelligent keyless entry, front and rear park assist, top-view camera, cruise control, Audi pre-sense rear and side assist, Audi drive select, electric-folding side mirrors, heated steering wheel with electric tilt and telescopic adjustment, and Audi MMI Touch with handwriting recognition.

TDI and 4.0 TFSI trims add LED headlights.

Long-wheelbase models add a panoramic sunroof, and rear-seat reading lights and vanity mirrors.

W12 trim includes 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats with massage function, full-leather package, head-up display, Alcantara headliner, outboard rear seats with lumbar, ventilation and power adjustment, 18-way power front seats, rear-seat entertainment system, active lane assist, adaptive cruise with stop and go, night vision assistant, and acoustic and break-resistant dual-pane glass.

The S8 gets 21-inch wheels, but otherwise largely echoes the 4.0 TFSI in its spec list.

2015 Audi A8 Specifications

There are 7 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $85,300 MSRP
10.3
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
333 hp @5500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn 3.0T $85,300 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 3.0T 333 hp @5500 rpm 325 ft-lb @2900 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 3.0T 202.2" 83.1" 57.5" 117.8"
4dr Sdn 3.0T
4dr Sdn 3.0T Leather Seats
4dr Sdn 3.0T
4dr Sdn 3.0T
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI $90,600 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI 240 hp @3500 rpm 429 ft-lb @1750 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI 202.2" 83.1" 57.5" 117.8"
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI Leather Seats
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI
4dr Sdn 3.0T $92,800 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 3.0T 333 hp @5500 rpm 325 ft-lb @2900 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 3.0T 207.4" 83.1" 57.9" 122.9"
4dr Sdn 3.0T
4dr Sdn 3.0T Leather Seats
4dr Sdn 3.0T
4dr Sdn 3.0T
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI $98,100 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI 240 hp @3500 rpm 429 ft-lb @1750 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI 207.4" 83.1" 57.9" 122.9"
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI Leather Seats
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI
4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI
4dr Sdn 4.0T $103,200 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 4.0T 435 hp @5000 rpm 444 ft-lb @1500 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 4.0T 202.2" 83.1" 57.5" 117.8"
4dr Sdn 4.0T
4dr Sdn 4.0T Leather Seats
4dr Sdn 4.0T
4dr Sdn 4.0T
4dr Sdn 4.0T $110,700 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 4.0T 435 hp @5000 rpm 444 ft-lb @1500 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 4.0T 207.4" 83.1" 57.9" 122.9"
4dr Sdn 4.0T
4dr Sdn 4.0T Leather Seats
4dr Sdn 4.0T
4dr Sdn 4.0T
4dr Sdn 6.3L W12 $169,000 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 6.3L W12 500 hp @6200 rpm 463 ft-lb @4750 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 6.3L W12 207.3" 83.1" 57.9" 122.9"
4dr Sdn 6.3L W12
4dr Sdn 6.3L W12 Leather Seats
4dr Sdn 6.3L W12
4dr Sdn 6.3L W12

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Owner Reviews: 2015 Audi / A8

Average Rating

2004 Audi A8

Trim: no
by charlie07 on 11-02-2012
fast car
My 2004 Audi R8 is a fast performance car. It one of my favorite cars. It accelerates at a tremendous rate, 0-60 in 1.3 seconds. I love the rush of the wind when i hit 120.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2007 Audi A8

by AcidSecs on 10-26-2012
I love my Audi A8
The 2007 Audi A8 is an amazing luxury car. It is extremely powerful, very smooth, and an all around dream to drive. However, it does have some downsides. It's not good on gas and if something goes wrong you better have the money to fix it because everything is very expensive. There are common problems that go wrong like the MMI display gears go, the EPC light along with the engine light comes on, usually due to a faulty sensor or a short in the wiring somewhere. But, all in all, if you love to drive, and you prefer to be surrounded by pure luxury, this car is perfect.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2012 Audi A8

by Tybo68 on 10-22-2012
Great design, great ride
Got the chance to drive it around the lot a bit, it looks amazing for one and the model I was driving had the engine in the back and trunk in the front. Very smooth handling and very comfy inside.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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