2017 Audi A8 Pricing

Consumer Rating


  • Luxurious and handsome cabin with all the trimmings
  • Top-notch engines, including a powerful and refined turbocharged V8
  • Responsive steering and cornering for a flagship sedan
  • Standard all-wheel drive provides all-season peace of mind


  • Relatively small trunk
  • MMI interface isn't as up-to-date as some rival systems
  • Missing a few key electronic driver aids
  • No USB ports

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Features & Specs

L 3.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)L 4.0T Sport quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
Starting MSRP$82,500$91,500
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower333 hp @ 5300 rpmN/A

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Consumer Rating

One smooth car from look, to ride, and handling
My A8 L is a 2017 3.0T Quattro Tiptronic with everything including the adaptive chassis and front power seats with massage. In other words, you really can't beat this car for comfort. Even the controls are laid out in a configuration that makes sense, and with easy access so your fingers don't fumble around when you want to reach out for something. The highest compliment I can give this car is that I actual enjoy being a passenger when my wife is driving. Not that my wife is a bad driver, but usually I am a horrible passenger. The ride is amazingly smooth and acceleration is close to driving a sports car. The safety features are amazing and should you be using lane assist, you will get an audible warning to tell you to put your hands back on the wheel. Some people aren't fans of all the safety features but I am. Given the condition of roads and the amount of distracted drivers out there, I like feeling I might have an edge. The navigation system is excellent and it also provides you with traffic conditions and problems ahead. I did purchase extended warranties guaranteeing me bumper to bumper protection through 2023, including scratch protection. These automobiles are really comfortable computers on wheels and only a fool would fail to protect themselves in case a computer board or chip gets fried. My collision insurance took a slight jump as these wouldn't be inexpensive cars to repair, but it wasn't a bump such that it is highly noticeable; more like a hundred dollar jump. My wife has pretty much appropriated this car. She prefers the shift over the newer electronic shifter where you press "P" for park rather than actually move the shift into park. No doubt the 2018 model has upgraded but my wife is putting off the inevitable as long as she can. Now, my wife isn't a lead foot by any means, but she likes a car to jump when she hits the accelerator. She also appreciates the ease by which she can manuver. We may keep this car for a couple of years.
For the momey
Great car for the money. The last gen tech gets you a great deal off sticker. Great power, very comfortable, awesome engine..
Sporty Luxury and Great Gas Mileage
This car is very quick and luxurious and for the price is a bargain (if that can be said for a car costing $90k plus.). I average over 19 mpg around town and over25 on the highway. It is not the sexyist looking but it is not a big feeling as the MB S class. Like all luxury sedans it suffers great depreciation in the first two years as the market has moved towards SUV's. So lease and don't buy as otherwise you are throwing money away.

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Audi interiors are often industry benchmarks, so as you might imagine, the cabin of the flagship 2017 Audi A8L sedan is a very pleasant place to be. From the supportive, massage-capable front seats to the roomy rear seats, this big Audi's accommodations are top-notch. Notably, Audi dropped the regular-length A8 last year, making the previously optional A8L — as in "longer" — the standard model. Much of the L's extra length is in the rear compartment, and it's like a limousine back there; in fact, quite a few Audi A8Ls are used for executive transport. Don't let that fool you into thinking the A8 is slow or disconnected-feeling, however, as Audi's largest sedan offers plenty of refined power and a rewarding driving experience.

Under the hood, the 2017 Audi A8L has two fewer engine choices than last year — the 12-cylinder engine is gone, as is the V6 diesel. That leaves the potent 3.0-liter supercharged V6 (333 horsepower) as the base engine, and if that doesn't impress you, there's also a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 (450 hp) that'll really get you moving. Want the fastest A8 variant in the stable? That would be the 2017 Audi S8 Plus, which cranks up the turbo V8's boost to a dizzying 605 horses. Just keep in mind that the S8 Plus comes only in standard-wheelbase specification, so you have to choose between maximum legroom and maximum performance.

With all models, the transmission is an eight-speed Tiptronic, coupled with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system that adds an extra measure of safety and control, especially on slick pavement. Surprisingly, the V6 and the V8 both manage an EPA fuel economy rating of 22 mpg combined despite their decidedly different output numbers.

On the road, the A8's cabin benefits from excellent noise insulation. Handling is stellar for such a big car, although this sporty character means the ride is a bit firmer than the norm. The infotainment system includes an 8-inch touchscreen with a dial controller that connects you to an excellent sound system, among many other functions. Some of the controls take a little time to master, but chances are they'll eventually make a lot of sense.

As nicely conceived as the 2017 Audi A8L is, a couple of its central competitors have received full redesigns in the past few years, which is why Audi will introduce a redesigned A8 for 2018. But if you're a fan of the current car — it's hard not to be — Edmunds can help you find the 2017 Audi A8L that fits your needs, at a price that's right for you.

2017 Audi A8 Overview

The 2017 Audi A8 is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include L 3.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), and L 4.0T Sport quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A). The 2017 Audi A8 comes with all wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, .

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2017 Audi A8 Gas Mileage

2017 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2017 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
22 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/29 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG22
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase122.9 in.
Length207.4 in.
Width76.7 in.
Height57.9 in.
Curb Weight4464 lbs.