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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 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 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

    Light weight, powerful engine, sumptuous luxury, all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Price paid for advanced technology, rather bland exterior design.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) now comes standard, as does a multifunctional steering wheel with audio, telephone and Tiptronic controls. Audi adds an oil level sensor to the A8 and an Office Package consisting of an electrically folding desk and minibar/cold storage for the rear seat is added to the options list.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A great car

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

I've had this car since new and have @ 67,000 miles on it. Had an extended warranty that was a nice addition, b/c out of warranty repairs can be costly. It most comfortable and the gas economy tho not great can be up in the 25-26 range on a trip. One of the drains on the sunroof still is blocked after 2 attempts to fix.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

All cars have maintenance costs.

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Bought the car certified-preowned, (used). Car was in a front end/rear end collision so price was lower than listed. In spite of the collision history, body panel fit is excellent. Things that have gone wrong...whoever put the drain system for the moonroof in did so incorrectly causing a leak when it rained, the dealer took three trys to get it fixed. Other than that MAP air sensor, trans filter service and power steering fluid leak repair. Above and regular maintenance is all that I've had to have done to the vehicle. Out of warranty so sought out non-dealer service which halved the cost of repairs.




All around best used car

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Dumped my 06 R350, to much time in the shop and issues never fixed. Should have got an another Audi-well now I have- this is my 2nd one and I love the big car feeling, plenty of power, great handling all the creature comforts, get one used if you can and save a few $$. Put 9k miles on it so far and it just does what it supposed to do! It now has 145k and feels like new. Great car.




"extended warranty required"

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

The Germans have created cars with the philosophy that performance is the measure of quality. They have forgotten that durability and reliability are paramount to quality. Anyone who buys a used Audi A8 without an extended warranty will soon find the purchase economically untenable. The electrics rival those of 60's British autos. These cars are mechanically, electrically and economically a nightmare. The worst part of the experience is how arrogant they are about it.




Great car, but make sure

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Over the past three years, it seems like my A8L has been in the shop as much as in the garage. Fortunately, it was Certified, so except for the $50 deductible and inconvenience, it has been relatively painless. Here is a listing of problems: Thermostat (replaced along with timing belt @ 50K miles), vacuum hoses/connectors, Torque converter/Transmission (required replacement), peeling console material, etc. etc. etc....




A8 in north palm beach

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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

I purchased an A8L and I am very pleased. You never see a lot of A8 s on the road so your A8 stands out at being different. The cabin is so quiet that when you go through the brushless car wash and the dryers turn on you hear the fan motors instead of the wind noise.I sold a Porsche 911 for the A8 and I am very surprised with the performance. The off the line acceleration is very quick and smooth as it holds you back in the seat through all of the gears. My buddies have 745s, and Lexus 430s and they prefer to take the A8 the very few times we get together. Last but not least the build quality is Impressive because the car is all aluminium and straight as a arrow, seams, and door jams.



Full 2001 Audi A8 Review

What's New for 2001

The Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) now comes standard, as does a multifunctional steering wheel with audio, telephone and Tiptronic controls. Audi adds an oil level sensor to the A8 and an Office Package consisting of an electrically folding desk and minibar/cold storage for the rear seat is added to the options list.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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