Audi A8
Audi A8
Audi A8

2022 Audi A8

Pros: Roomy interior; abundant power; premium trappings

Cons: Pricey option packages drive up bottom line; limited trim options

CG Says: The 2022 Audi A8 has refreshed styling. The V8 and plug-in hybrid models have been dropped. The high-performance S8 also has revised styling, but retains its V8 engine. Audi’s flagship sedan was redesigned for 2019 on an aluminum-intensive platform. The A8 powertrain is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 combined with 48-volt mild hybrid system for a total of 335 hp. The S8 is powered by a 563-hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. An 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard in all models. Also, standard is an adaptive air suspension; all-wheel steering is available. An MMI control system utilizes two touch screens with haptic feedback. A Driver Assistance Package includes intersection-assist system that helps reduce the possibility of a collision with crossing traffic; Traffic Jam Assist that brakes, accelerates, and steers within a selected lane at low speeds; and lane-keep assist. An Executive Rear Seat Comfort Package includes a power deploying footrest with foot massage and folding tables in the center console. The Audi A8’s 2019 redesign brought it subtly updated styling, a strong yet reasonably economical powertrain, and a host of high-tech new features. As before, the interior is posh, spacious, and inviting in an understated way. However, the A8’s redesigned infotainment system doesn’t make any great strides in clarity and ease of use over its predecessor.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices A8 L 55 TSFI: $87,595
S8 L: $117,995

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6/electric motor (A8 55 TFSI)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (S8)
Horsepower
563
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City
14
EPA Highway
23

Audi S8
2022 Audi S8
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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