2021 Audi A8

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  • Engaging high-end technology
  • Meticulously crafted interior with plush seating
  • Prompt and responsive driving experience


  • Infotainment setup is hard to master
  • Underwhelming trunk dimensions
  • Primitive powertrain feedback

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 23 highway, 18 combined

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All Audi A8 years

What is new for the 2021 Audi A8?

  • A8 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, A/C Seat(s), and Manual Transmission as standard equipment this year.

2021 Audi A8 trims

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  • 335-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • 453-hp, 487-lb-ft of torque 4.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Cruise Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Memory Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Audi A8

1. Loaded with technology

Sitting at the top of Audi's sedan lineup, the 2021 Audi A8 boasts an impressive range of technology features. A comprehensive suite of driver assists is available as part of the Executive Plus Package, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring. Wireless charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® connectivity, a 360-degree camera, and forward collision prevention with automatic braking are standard in every 2021 Audi A8. Driver aids such as these take the strain out of highway driving by maintaining a gap behind the car in front of you and automatically adjusting the speed to match traffic.

2. Luxurious interior

The 2021 Audi A8 interior takes on an executive jet feeling when equipped with the Luxury Package. Add a faux suede headliner, brushed aluminum accents, and soft leather-wrapped trim to the luxurious standard A8 interior. Ample legroom — 44.3 inches in the rear and 41.5 inches up front — let everyone stretch out to enjoy the ride. Four-zone automatic climate control is standard too, so your passengers can adjust the temperature to their liking.

3. Comfort in every seat

Paired with its luxurious interior, the 2021 Audi A8 has five leather-wrapped seats with superior comfort. Their padding forms well to the shape of most people, offering support and reducing strain over long drives. The 2021 Audi A8 also has heated and ventilated seats front and rear for added comfort, standard in every model. Look out for the Executive Plus Package, which adds massaging front seats — helping work tight muscles after a hard day at the office.

4. Impressive driving characteristics

While the 2021 Audi A8 is a large luxury car, it still captures the dynamic driving performance of a smaller sports sedan. The adaptive suspension does an excellent job of controlling body roll in aggressive turns. Look for the optional 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission for strong acceleration that makes highway passing or cruising a breeze. Every 2022 Audi A8 comes with Audi's famous quattro™ AWD system, which uses torque vectoring to keep traction going to the wheels with the best grip. The result is confident driving in a variety of road and weather conditions.

5. Pick your performance

Three power options are available in the 2021 Audi A8, but every model has an eight-speed automatic transmission and AWD. The base model 2021 Audi A8 is powered by a 335-hp 3.0L V6 engine, which is plenty for most situations. Bump to the A8 60 TFSI for more power, which swaps the V6 with a 453-hp turbocharged V8 engine. Or, get even more power and fuel economy with the 2021 A8 60 TFSIe, a plugin-hybrid that combines a turbocharged V6 engine and electric motor. The 2021 Audi A8 60 TFSIe gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined and 18 miles of electric-only range (when new and fully charged).

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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
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • 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 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
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41.5"/R 44.3"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 38.5"

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