2008 Audi A8  -  $71,465


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $71,465
Base Invoice: $66,516
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

All-weather performance; superb safety; excellent ride and comfort; top tier sound systems; full interior features.


Model Highlights

The all-aluminum-bodied Audi A8 is offered in two lengths, standard and long (designated "L"), and with two different engines. The A8 and A8 L have a 350-horsepower, 4.2L direct-injection V8, and the flagship A8 L W12 model is powered by a smooth 450-horsepower 12-cylinder engine with a staggered "V" setup (thus the "W").

Both models are matched with a six-speed automatic transmission with the Tiptronic function, which allows the driver to manually select gears when desired. With the V8, the A8 can go from zero to 60 in only 5.9 seconds according to Audi, while the W12 can do the dash in 5.0 seconds.

All versions are matched with Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system, which transfers power from side to side as well as front to back, improving handling and all-weather capability. The Servotronic steering system adjusts assist and steering feel with vehicle speed, also for improved handling.

All A8 models get the Audi Adaptive Air Suspension, which automatically adjusts damping to road and driving conditions and levels the vehicle depending on load. The driver can also change the ground clearance or firmness as desired with four modes. With the available Sport package (and its larger 20-inch wheels) on the shorter-length A8, the suspension gets a switchable Sport setting with more aggressive damping.

The A8 comes with a full roster of safety features, including front and rear side air bags for outboard occupants, the Sideguard side-curtain air bag for outboard occupant head and chest protection, plus active front head restraints and knee air bags for front occupants. Air bag deployment is optimized with six different crash sensors. Stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist are also standard. A Driver Assistance Package is now available for 2008, and it alerts the driver to the presence of traffic in blind spots as well as when the vehicle is drifting out of the lane.

The A8 has distinctive LED lighting inside; it's appointed with Calcona leather upholstery and one of three different wood trims. Standard high-tech equipment on the A8 includes adaptive front lighting, an advanced parking system with rearview camera, a DVD-based navigation system, a 12-speaker Bose surround sound system with noise-reduction technology and CD changer, and rain-sensor wipers. The A8 L W12's standard features expand to an Advanced Key keyless entry system, four-zone climate control, power door and trunklid closers, electric side and rear sunshades, and a rear-seat entertainment system with twin 6.5-inch screens. Optional on both is an even more powerful, fully digital Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, with 14 speakers, Acoustic Lens tweeters, and 1000 watts.

Special options on the A8 include a solar-cell sunroof that circulates fresh air while the car is parked, dual-paned security glass, power lumbar support for the rear seats, and rear climate control. W12 models can truly be optioned up to Bentley levels, with an available personal refrigerator, a full dashboard leather package, and huge 20-inch forged alloy wheels.

The related high-performance S8 model is powered by a Lamborghini-derived 5.2L V10 engine making 450-horsepower, also mated to a six-speed Tiptronic automatic and capable of reaching 60 mph in only five seconds. Besides a sportier outside appearance, the S8 gets a firmer suspension calibration and special aluminum and birch wood trim inside. New options for 2008 on the S8 include a heated steering wheel and door close assist.


Model News

New for the 2008 Audi A8 and A8 L are bigger tires, a revised wheel design, standard Sirius satellite radio, and standard heated front and rear seats. The Exclusive Package now has a new color scheme, the S8 can order door close assist and a heated steering wheel. A new Driver Assistance Package is available on the A8, A8 L, and S8 models. It monitors the areas on both sides of the vehicle as well as behind the car in order to alert the driver when traffic is present in the car's blind spots. This feature also vibrates the steering wheel to warn the driver when the car drifts outside of traffic lanes.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Audi A8 is separated from its competition thanks to its standard all-wheel-drive quattro system for improved all-weather performance and safety. The A8 offers an especially distinctive, comfortable interior and strong lineup of high-tech interior convenience features, especially in the flagship W12 guise. The S8 pairs all of the A8's technological wizardry with the same V10 engine used in the Lamborghini Gallardo to ensure that no driver feels their Audi is lacking in punch.


Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
380.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
547.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.2L/254

Fuel System
FSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190

Total Cooling System Capacity
12.2 qts

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
114.9 ft³

Front Head Room
37.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
37.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.5 in

Wheelbase
115.9 in

Length, Overall
199.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.6 in

Height, Overall
56.9 in

Track Width, Front
63.9 in

Track Width, Rear
63.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.72 in

Trunk Volume
14.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4321 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air

Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air

Front Tire Size
P245/40R18

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18

Spare Tire Size
P245/40R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x 1.34 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x 0.87 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.8 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V415000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 09, 2016

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
536

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles. The sunroof glass on the affected vehicles may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame. As a result, the sunroof glass may detach from the car while driving.

Consequence
If the glass detaches from the sunroof frame it could be come a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install additional adhesive between the sunroof glass and frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 4, 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60C3.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine

6-speed automatic transmission-inc: "Tiptronic" gear selector, dynamic shift program, hill detection capability, "sport mode" setting

Front/rear hypoid gear Electronic differential locks (EDL)

Traction control (ASR)

Electronic stability program (ESP)-inc: braking assist

Torsen torque sensing center differential

"quattro" permanent all-wheel drive

110-amp/hr battery

190-amp alternator

Aluminum alloy frame & body shell construction

Adaptive 4-corner air suspension-inc: air spring strut at each wheel, infinitely variable damping, automatic load-leveling

P245/40HR18 all-season tires

18" x 8.5" 10-spoke cast alloy wheels

Full-size spare tire w/alloy wheel

Pwr vehicle speed-sensitive Servotronic rack & pinion steering

Pwr vented front/rear disc brakes

Anti-lock brake system w/Electronic rear brake force distribution (EBD)

Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof-inc: tinted glass, infinitely variable sunshield, pwr actuated wind deflector, automatic pre-select function, pinch protection

Body-color moldings

Body-color bumpers

Exterior aluminum trim-inc: beltline, window

Adaptive cornering bi-xenon high-intensity low/high beam automatic-on/off headlights-inc: automatic self-leveling, high pressure retractable headlight washers, 3rd light activated when vehicle corners

Front/rear fog lights

Front/rear puddle lights

LED lighting under exterior mirrors & door handle

Programmable daytime running lamps

Dual body-color auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors-inc: 4-position memory, pwr tilt passenger-side in reverse, (RH) convex

Tinted glass

4-position rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heatable washer nozzles

Body-color door handles w/aluminum accents

Leather 16-way pwr front heated bucket seats-inc: 4-way pwr lumbar adjustment, active pwr comfort head restraints & shoulder angle adjustment, pwr seat depth adjustment, 4-position memory for front seats & head restraints

Heated rear seats-inc: adjustable comfort head restraints, concealable center head restraint

Full length center console-inc: adjustable rear air vents, rear seat heat controls, rear pwr outlet, dual cupholders, dual folding/height adjustable armrests w/storage, MMI controls

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped 4-spoke pwr tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel-inc: automatic tilt-away, 4-position memory, MMI controls (audio, navigation, air suspension, lighting)

Backlit instrumentation w/automatic brightness control-inc: electric speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, temp gauge, digital odometer w/service interval indicator

Driver info display-inc: trip computer, automatic check system, outside temp display

Multi-Media Interface (MMI)-inc: 7" retractable backlit color display, ability to program exterior lights

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: pinch protection, front/rear 1-touch-up/down, rear window lockout, pwr retention

Pwr central locking system-inc: trunk/fuel filler door locks, selective unlocking, convenient window opening, master control located in all doors

Remote keyless entry-inc: selective unlock, trunk, panic function, interior lights, alarm, folding key

Remote trunk/fuel tank release

DVD navigation system-inc: 7" color screen display

Cruise control

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Remote locking system-inc: remote trunk release, panic feature, interior light/alarm activation, selective unlocking

Pwr trunk close for last inch of closing

Immobilizer II anti-theft alarm system

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer in glovebox-inc: radio data system (RDS)

Bose premium 12-speaker sound system-inc: surround sound, AudioPilot

Sirius satellite radio-inc: (3) month subscription

Universal phone preparation w/Bluetooth interface & voice control system for audio system & navigation

Digital clock

Diversified body-color antenna in rear window

Dual zone automatic climate control-inc: 4-position memory, sun sensor, air-quality sensor, particle filter w/activated charcoal, residual-heat function (heater can function when ignition is off)

Rear window defogger w/timer

Rear seat heat ducts

Illuminated lockable glove box

Genuine wood inlays-inc: instrument panel, center console, door panels

Interior aluminum trim-inc: air vents, MMI

Alcantara door inserts

Rear center folding armrest w/cupholders

Front/rear door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors-inc: normal & magnified mirrors

(4) assist handles w/slow retraction feature

Interior lighting-inc: front/rear reading lights, courtesy delay, fade-in/fade-out, automatic-on when key is removed, trunk, lighter & ashtray

Leather-wrapped shift knob/hand brake lever

Front seatback map pockets

Luggage net

(4) tie-down eyelets in trunk

Anti-lock brake system w/Electronic rear brake force distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger dual-stage & dual-threshold next generation airbags

Front/outboard rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Sideguard front/outboard rear inflatable curtain airbags

Driver & front passenger knee protection airbags

Front passenger occupant detection for air bag

Front 3-point seat belts w/automatic pretensioning, pwr height adjustable upper mounts & belt force limiters

Rear 3-point seat belts w/automatic pretensioning & angle adjustment

Front passenger & rear seat belts w/Convertible Locking Retractors (ELR & ALR modes)

Safety unlock feature unlocks doors & turns on interior lights if airbag deploys

Rear child safety door locks

Rear lower anchorage & upper tether child seat provisions (LATCH)

Emergency interior trunk release handle

Traction control (ASR)

Electronic stability program (ESP)-inc: braking assist

Programmable daytime running lamps

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST TRADING REGION EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$750

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
EXCLUSIVE PKG I
$11,500

 
EXCLUSIVE PKG II
$11,500

 
EXCLUSIVE PKG III
$11,500

 
SPORT PKG
$4,000

 
SPORT PKG
$4,000

 
PREMIUM PKG
$3,275

 
ALCANTARA PKG
$1,500

 
AUDI DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$1,400

 
19" 5-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$1,900

 
FRONT SEAT MASSAGE & VENTILATION
$1,500

 
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,100

 
BANG & OLUFSEN ADVANCED SOUND SYSTEM
$6,300

 
SUNROOF SOLAR PANEL
$790

 
LEATHER UPGRADE
$750

 
4-SPOKE MULTI-FUNCTION WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$690

 
PWR SIDE DOOR CLOSE ASSIST
$600

 
(4) ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
$600

 
DUAL-PANED ACOUSTIC & SECURITY GLASS
$600

 
REAR SEAT PWR LUMBAR ADJUSTMENT
$350

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$300

 
SKI SACK
$175

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