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2001 Audi A8 Sedan

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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 No
  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

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2001 a8 d2 quattro 4.2l

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

This car is probably the best I have ever had to deal with. Unlike Chryslers, Volkswagens (you'd think they were the same, but they're not), GM, and Acura (which are quite reliable too), this car has run like a Mack truck practically, performed beyond belief, and given me a solid 22 mpg out of a full-size luxury sedan. The grip is tenacious for a 4057 lb. car and enables the driver to make quick lane changes if need be (Columbus traffic isn't the most forgiving). All in all, this car is a keeper.




Audi a8

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

It's very fun to drive, turns heads, and likely to be in the shop getting expensive repairs. This car, and Audis in general, are notorious for developing lots of little oil leaks. For some reason, the oil seals and gaskets only last about three or four years. The parts are not expensive, but the labor is. So they drop in price very quickly once the warranty expires. This can be a great bargain if you are moderately skilled at doing your own repairs, or a great expense if you pay dealership labor rates.




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

I took this car for test drive and had to have it. That 310 HP V8 is just awesome - powerful, smooth and very quiet. I cruise at 90-100 mph and can barely hear the engine running.



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
/
  • 23
  • highway
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