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2024 Audi A8 Review Specs, and, Pricing


2024 Audi A8

Overview


A hidden gem in the realm of full-size luxury sedans, the Audi A8 exudes a refined yet understated elegance. It offers spacious and comfortable interior accommodations, rivaling those of the BMW 7-series and Mercedes-Benz S-class. The A8’s cabin features a well-thought-out design and intuitive control layout, enhancing its sophisticated appeal. Powered by a turbocharged V-6 engine, the A8 may not match its competitors in speed, but its smooth and quiet performance aligns perfectly with its discreet charm. Superior soundproofing ensures a tranquil ride, keeping occupants refreshed on arrival. Despite its size, the A8 handles winding roads and tight bends with surprising agility. For those craving more dynamic performance and faster acceleration, the high-performance Audi S8 is the ideal choice, covered in a separate review.


What has Changed for 2024?


Refreshed for 2022, the 2024 Audi A8 enters the new year with subtle enhancements. Every A8 now includes a six-month trial subscription to Audi Connect PLUS, featuring the Audi app store. This software allows remote start via the app and integrates various applications, including music, video, gaming, navigation, parking and charging, weather, and news, into the MMI system. In terms of aesthetics, the new Sebring Black crystal effect paint replaces the previous Vesuvius Gray metallic.


2024 Audi A8 Competitors


The Audi A8 competes with familiar rivals in the luxury sedan class: the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Both the BMW and Mercedes have recently been redesigned, offering advanced technology and all-electric variants (the i7 and EQS sedan, respectively). Each of these vehicles provides exceptional comfort and refinement, with the Mercedes focusing more on luxury and the BMW emphasizing performance.



2024 Audi A8 Engine and Performance


The 2024 Audi A8 comes equipped with a turbocharged 335-horsepower V-6 engine, enhanced by a 48-volt hybrid system. For those seeking more power, the sportier S8 model boasts a turbocharged V-8 with 563 horsepower. Both models feature an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. In performance testing, the A8 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, slightly behind the last six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz S500 we tested. The A8’s engine is remarkably smooth, thanks to extensive sound-deadening measures. With 331 foot-pounds of torque available at just 1370 rpm, it offers brisk acceleration without straining the engine during normal driving. Standard features include an adjustable air suspension and adaptive dampers, ensuring a blend of athleticism and ride comfort unique to Audi sedans that goes beyond the basic specs.


2024 Audi A8 Interior and Comfort


The 2024 Audi A8 offers generous interior space and exceptional passenger comfort, essential features in the full-size luxury sedan category. Its long wheelbase ensures ample room for both front and rear-seat passengers. The standard configuration accommodates five passengers, but there's an optional four-passenger seating package designed for those who prefer to be chauffeured. This option replaces the rear center seat with two power-adjustable rear seats, equipped with heating, ventilation, massage functions, a heated foot-massage feature, and individual entertainment tablets. However, this luxurious rear-seat setup reduces the power adjustments available for the front passenger. The trunk, at 13 cubic feet, is relatively small for a vehicle in this class. Despite this, the A8 boasts high material quality, offering a variety of leather options and a wide selection of wood inlays. The interior, much like the exterior, is elegantly understated, though not as opulent as the Mercedes S-class.


2024 Audi A8 interior

2024 Audi A8 Connectivity


The 2024 Audi A8 continues to feature the MMI Touch Response system with a 10.1-inch upper and 8.6-inch lower haptic center screen. Most functions are controlled via these touchscreens or the steering wheel controls, but a traditional volume knob remains on the console for quick and intuitive audio adjustments. Despite the dual touchscreens being potentially daunting, they respond swiftly and are highly customizable. Owners can set up dedicated buttons on the lower screen and utilize permanent buttons for navigation, weather, telephone, and radio on the upper screen's left side. However, the screens are prone to fingerprints, which can be difficult to clean. The A8 is equipped with two USB ports for data and charging in the front, and it supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa integration as standard. Wi-Fi is available through Audi Connect Plus. Additionally, Audi’s 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster, known for its clarity and brightness, comes standard.


2024 Audi A8 Pricing


The starting price of the 2024 Audi A8 is $91,995.

Model

Starting Price

A8

$91,995

Which one to Purchase?


If you're opting for Audi's flagship luxury sedan, enhance your experience by selecting the Comfort Plus package. This package includes:

  • Dual-pane acoustic glass for side windows to reduce noise

  • Massaging front seats

  • Heated armrests

  • Heated outboard rear seats

  • A head-up display

  • HD Matrix-design LED headlights

For those seeking a sleek, stealthy look, the Black Optic Plus package is an excellent choice. It features:

  • High gloss black exterior trim

  • Black Audi rings and badges

  • Black brake calipers

  • Unique 21-inch 10-spoke design wheels

Additionally, if you desire adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping, remote parking, and a heated steering wheel, be sure to opt for the Executive package.


2024 Audi A8 Warranty


Although the 2024 Audi A8 is designed to make you feel special, its warranty coverage is fairly standard for the luxury sedan segment. For those prioritizing long-term warranty protection, the Genesis G90 offers a more extensive package with up to 10 years or 100,000 miles of warranty coverage and three years of free maintenance.


Audi A8 Warranty:

  • Limited Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles

  • Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance: Not included


2024 Audi A8 Specifications

Specification

Value

Engine

Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with a 48-volt hybrid system

Horsepower

335 hp

Torque

331 lb-ft

Transmission

Eight-speed automatic

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive (quattro)

Seating Capacity

5

Cargo Space

12.3 cubic feet

Curb Weight

4,952 pounds

Wheelbase

123.1 inches

Length

208.7 inches

Width

79.3 inches

Height

61.6 inches

Fuel Economy (Combined)

22 mpg

Fuel Economy (City)

19 mpg

Fuel Economy (Highway)

27 mpg

0-60 mph

5.3 seconds



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