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Audi A8 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 310 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Audi A8

  • While the A8 and A8 L aren't top performers in the super-luxury sedan segment, their well-appointed cabins and all-wheel drive make them feasible alternatives to offerings from BMW, Lexus and Mercedes.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lightweight aluminum body, powerful engine, sumptuous luxury, all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Price paid for advanced technology, tight rear-seat accommodations, overly soft suspension.

  • What's New for 2000

    Updated styling in the form of a revised grille, enlarged headlights, added chrome and aluminum trim and reshaped bumpers provides a subtle new look. Inside, new interior surfaces and standard Valcona leather intensify an already richly appointed cabin. Revised switchgear makes it easier to pilot the A8, and a new navigation system is available. A new 4.2-liter, 40-valve V8 resides under the hood, and aluminum suspension components reduce unsprung weight and enhance handling. A long wheelbase version (A8L) is now available for increased comfort of rear passengers, and comes standard with an electronic stability control system and navigation system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Excellent car, but be warned..

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Vehicle: 2000 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I purchased my A8 used w/ 56K. It handles wonderfully for a large sedan and I average about 17/25 on premium fuel. I have found it to be both sophisticated and understated; and if you are looking for such a vehicle, it should be verboten for one not to at least consider the A8. That being said, I have had reliability issues. My thermostat had to be replaced, which required replacing the t and s belts, as well as the water pump, the CV boot tore causing my brake pad light to go off (?), my driver's interior door handle randomly broke and my radio randomly died. I have spent nearly $3,000 in the last yr. on this vehicle.




Audi a8

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Vehicle: 2000 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Best car I have ever driven. This car is glued to the road. Shines at speeds above 85 mph. Very comfortable long distace cruiser. Exceptional on slippery surfaces.




Unbelieveably bad experience

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Vehicle: 2000 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I've always loved the A8 and was pleased as punch when I finally found mine. But I've had nothing but trouble from this car. A year after purchase the 'check engine' idiot light came high. Audi diagnosed it as a bad tank of gas and reset it. A few months later, same thing. I wanted a true diagnosis. $4300 in diagnostic fees later, it's diagnosed as a broken valve spring requiring the heads be removed. Just this past week (May 2005) the steering started making noise. This diagnosis? An irreplaceable bearing in the electronic steering column -- the entire column needs to be replaced. The cost? Estimated at $2200.... Audi offered blue book on a trade, I declined. I'm turning Japanese.




Drive of a lifetime

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Vehicle: 2000 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

I never owned a car like this but I couldn't resist when I drove it. It feels as roomy as a Town Car but handles like a Porsche. The only quibbles are the one small drink holder and the cheap plastic buttons to open the trunk and set the seat memory. I will own this car forever if I can.




Audi a8 -- great for

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Vehicle: 2000 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Living in the mountains of Colorado, where we contend with steep climbs and snowy weather, the Audi A8 is as good as a sedan can get. It's got the power, traction, looks, room and reliability that a top of the line luxury sedan should deliver.




This is a great automobile

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Vehicle: 2000 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

In the past 4 years I have owned the Mercedes S Class, Merceded AMG E-55, Lexus GS, BMW 7 Series, and a Toyota Land Cruiser (which I still own and is by far the best 4 wheel drive truck on the planet). This Audi impresses me when compared to the other vehicles I have owned. The performance, handling, and build quality are all excellent. I even like the understated design.



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Full 2000 Audi A8 Review

What's New for 2000

Updated styling in the form of a revised grille, enlarged headlights, added chrome and aluminum trim and reshaped bumpers provides a subtle new look. Inside, new interior surfaces and standard Valcona leather intensify an already richly appointed cabin. Revised switchgear makes it easier to pilot the A8, and a new navigation system is available. A new 4.2-liter, 40-valve V8 resides under the hood, and aluminum suspension components reduce unsprung weight and enhance handling. A long wheelbase version (A8L) is now available for increased comfort of rear passengers, and comes standard with an electronic stability control system and navigation system.

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Talk About The 2000 A8

2000 Audi A8 Discussions See all Started By

palma
palma
09-17-2004
Need to know if paying 23,000 for an Audi A8 2000 with 59,000 miles is worth the price. Should I consider a 32K certified car instead?...


timcar
timcar
08-28-2001
Audi A8 (D2 typ 4D) [1994-1998]...


merc1
merc1
11-21-2003
Yes, even I the survey detractor have to look at the Audi sideways, only because my own personal observations haven't been good concerning the V8 drivetrain in the A6 4.2 and the previous A8 with the...



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