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1998 Audi A8 Sedan

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Audi A8 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Audi A8

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Light weight. Powerful engine. Sumptuous luxury. All-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    There is a price to be paid for technology in terms of interior size and MSRP.

  • What's New for 1998

    Tiptronic automanual gear shifting is standard, as is a glass sunroof, dual-pane laminated window glass, an improved stereo and an upgraded antilock braking system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Fun to drive but unreliable

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A8 4dr Sedan

I've owned two A8s. One I bought new when the L version first came out in 2000 or 2001. It was a lemon so I sued Audi and got all my money back. I loved driving the car and thought this was an exception so I bought a precertified 1998 A8. Since then I have replaced millions of things. From the transmission (died at 86K) all the engine seals, all the suspension parts, oil cooler twice, fan, heater core (expensive!) etc. I still drive the car since I like it and it is cheaper than buying a new one since I don't like the current body style. I don't have a high opinion of build quality, but it is a great car and gas mileage is pretty good. Use the tiptronic for freeway driving 20% better economy.




Audi a8 3.7

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi A8 4dr Sedan

I have loved this car since as long as I can remember. It is everything with out the snob appeal of MB or BMW, this gem is so understaded its a shame.



Full 1998 Audi A8 Review

What's New for 1998

Tiptronic automanual gear shifting is standard, as is a glass sunroof, dual-pane laminated window glass, an improved stereo and an upgraded antilock braking system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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