Audi A8

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

89
Priced From $72,200
MPG 23.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 89
2012 models 90
2011 models 88
2010 models 43
2009 models 87
2008 models 88

Motor Trend

06/22/12
2012-06-22
90
100

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Rory Jurnecka Rory Jurnecka Score Pending 2013 Audi A8 Sedan

You might be tempted to think of the new base-level A8 as something of an A8 Lite; a car that offers less for less money. But you’d be wrong. We like the new entry-level A8 for reducing the price without sacrificing performance.

Edmunds.com

07/11/12
2012-07-11
90
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Audi A8 Sedan

The 2013 Audi A8 remains a top pick among luxury sedans thanks to its impressive performance, comfort, high-tech features and impeccable build quality.

AutoBlog.com

09/19/12
2012-09-19
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2013 Audi A8 Sedan

Wat exactly are you getting with the 2013 A8 3.0T? A more affordable entry point into the range that doesn’t lose anything in the way of driving dynamics while still offering relatively good looks, top-notch comfort and absolute class-leading tech.

Wall Street Journal

05/18/12
2012-05-18
92
100

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Dan Neil Dan Neil 8.6 out of 10 2012 Audi A8 Sedan

So, to summarize: The A8 L W12 Exclusive is faster than hell, with every imaginable convenience, lonely and formal to the point of being ceremonial.

Edmunds.com

10/17/11
2011-10-17
90
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Audi A8 Sedan

The 2012 Audi A8 gives nothing away to its rivals in terms of performance, comfort, technological wizardry or build quality. As such, this driver-focused luxury sedan should be on the consideration list of anybody shopping this segment.

New Car Test Drive

05/09/12
2012-05-09
90
100

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Tom Lankard Tom Lankard 6.4 out of 10 2012 Audi A8 Sedan

The Audi A8 combines high performance and high technology in a luxury sedan that’s almost as entertaining to ride in as it is fun to drive.

MotorAuthority.com

02/21/12
2012-02-21
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Score Pending 2012 Audi A8 Sedan

The 2012 Audi A8 blends tasteful exterior styling with reasonable performance and supreme passenger comfort. It represents a superb choice in a German luxury sedan.

Car and Driver

02/08/10
2010-02-08
93
100

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K.C. Colwell K.C. Colwell Score Pending 2011 Audi A8 Sedan

Like the latest 7-series, the new Audi A8 drives smaller than its length (202.2 inches) suggests. The A8’s interior is fantastic, with not one texture or material taking a tactile wrong turn.

Popular Mechanics

02/09/10
2010-02-09
93
100

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James Tate James Tate Score Pending 2011 Audi A8 Sedan

From a touch-based interface that allows drivers to enter queries by simply drawing characters to an all-new eight-speed transmission and some of the highest-quality interior materials we’ve seen, the car is a monumental achievement for Audi.

AutoWeek

07/29/10
2010-07-29
93
100

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Kevin A. Wilson Kevin A. Wilson Score Pending 2011 Audi A8 Sedan

Graceful, quick and full of so many thoughtful and luxurious features that any new owner will be discovering new delights for months after purchase. For the select few who have the wherewithal and the inclination, the Audi A8L W12 is the new road king.

Road & Track

03/14/10
2010-03-14
92
100

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Sam Mitani Sam Mitani 7.4 out of 10 2011 Audi A8 Sedan

The 2011 A8 is plenty powerful for enthusiasts, and when it becomes available this fall at about $80,000, it’ll definitely get your attention.

Motor Trend

07/29/10
2010-07-29
92
100

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Matt Stone Matt Stone Score Pending 2011 Audi A8 Sedan

The new Audi A8 and A8 L maximize what they do best: lots of high-quality engineering, plus artful design inside and out. These are outstanding luxury sedans. Any complaints fall into the niggles category.

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