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2023 Audi A8

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Audi A8 highlights

Customer rating

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Pros

  • High-tech features
  • Gorgeous cabin with high-quality trim
  • Sharp steering reflexes

Cons

  • Smallish trunk
  • Complex operating system
  • Inconsistent ride quality

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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The Audi A8 is large, luxurious, and loaded with tech and comfort features

The 2023 Audi A8 is the brand’s flagship full-size luxury sedan. Updates for the 2023 model include matrix-design LED headlights (advanced lighting that features animated headlamps and tiny individual beams of light for greater clarity), and models with the Executive package now include an automated remote parking assistance system. The A8 is equipped with a turbocharged 335-horsepower V6 that works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive.

The A8's handling is sharp, and it is easy to maneuver given its size. The ride quality can be a mixed bag, however. At times it can feel too pillowy. And at other times, when traversing sharper bumps in the road, it can feel overly stiff. From a cabin quality and design perspective, the A8's interior is excellent, and outward visibility is also commendable. Just be patient with the dual-screen infotainment system—it's packed with features but has a steep learning curve.

All Audi A8 years

What is new for the 2023 Audi A8?

  • A8 trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, and Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking and Rear Spoiler features are now available as options on select trims.

2023 Audi A8 trims

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L:

  • 335-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • View our Audi A8 L inventory

5 reasons to buy the 2023 Audi A8

What We Like

Driving manners and economy: The 335-hp turbocharged V6 gets the large A8 up to speed without any fuss or bother. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined[1] , which is reasonable for a car this size. Agile handling also makes the A8 easy to squeeze through traffic without breaking a sweat.

Tech features: The good news is that the A8 is a tech lover’s dream. From its crystal-clear digital instrument cluster to its dual-screen infotainment system, the cabin has more touchscreen surfaces than an Apple store. Smartphone connectivity, wireless device charging, and 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo are standard.

Cabin quality: Audi once again has turned out a cabin that looks like it might have been borrowed from a private jet. All major controls are smartly placed, and the materials used are befitting a vehicle with the A8’s price tag.

What Needs Improvement

Overly complex infotainment controls: The standard and available tech features are nice, but it’s a shame how unintuitive the infotainment system is to use. The dual-screen arrangement takes lots of patience and practice to master.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Audi A8 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi A8 38th out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Audi A8 is $824, compared to an average of $725 for Luxury Fullsize Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Audi A8 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 2.2 times per year, compared to an average of 1.7 times for Luxury Fullsize Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 22% for the Audi A8, compared to an average of 17% for Luxury Fullsize Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Audi A8 features and specs

L 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Seat Massagers

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

335

Torque (ft-lbs)

369

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

21.7

Wheelbase

123.2"

Overall length

208.7"

Width

76.6"

Height

58.6"

Leg room

F 41.5"/R 44.3"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 38.5"

Front tires

P255/45HR19

Rear tires

P255/45HR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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