2019 Audi A8

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  • Plush, comfortable seats
  • Well-appointed interior
  • Smooth and responsive handling


  • Limited cargo space
  • Learning curve required for infotainment system
  • Uninspiring powertrain

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 23 highway, 18 combined

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2019 Audi A8 gets a complete redesign with fresh styling

Audi gave its flagship A8 sedan a full makeover for 2019, including design cues that riff on both the previous generation and the Prologue concept car that debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The turbocharged V6 engine is also new, combining with a mild hybrid system for 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. A 460-hp, 487 lb-ft twin-turbo V8 (also paired with the mild hybrid system) is available. Passengers will be thankful for the standard adjustable air suspension that absorbs bumps and dips in the road.

Audi upgraded the technology and interior for this new generation, a welcome change that spruces up the interior and creates a better experience overall. On top of that, the German brand generously upholstered the cabin in high-quality materials and leather, each stitch precisely crafted. For even more opulence, the available Luxury package brings a synthetic suede headliner and even more leather-wrapped interior surfaces along with ambient lighting, and more.

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What is new for the 2019 Audi A8?

  • A8 trims have been upgraded with Bang & Olufsen Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking and Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.

2019 Audi A8 trims

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  • 460-hp, 487-lb-ft of torque 4.0L
  • 335-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Audi A8

What We Like

Technology: Inside, the Virtual Cockpit (Audi’s driver information display) and two large screens dominate the cabin. Audi ditched the controller knob with the refresh, switching to touchscreen only, enhanced with an outstanding voice control system. It strikes an impressive visual, even if the technology can be somewhat difficult to navigate.

Comfort: Choosing an upgrade package adds massage and ventilation to passengers even in the back seat, a nice touch of luxury. In terms of ride quality, the A8 shines with a suspension that easily absorbs most bumps in the road. The A8 is nearly silent on a smooth road, while wind noise intrudes only on less-than-stellar routes.

Interior: Backseat passengers will appreciate the Executive Rear Comfort package, which slides the front passenger-side seat forward to make room for a footrest behind it. Legroom, headroom, and shoulder room are all impressive in the long-body A8, making the cabin feel even larger than it is. High-quality materials are used throughout, and German precision is evident in the fit and finish.

What Needs Improvement

Utility: For such a large sedan, it’s sorely lacking in cargo space. The trunk is adequate at 12.5 cubic feet, and it’s probably good for a couple of large suitcases but not much more. Interior storage space in the 2019 A8 is a disappointment. The door pockets are on the small side and a wireless charger hogs a fair amount of space in the console. Minimalists will love it; the rest of us, not so much.

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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.

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Audi A8 features and specs

L 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • 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
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




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Leg room

F 41.5"/R 44.3"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 38.5"

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