New supercharged V6 delivers strong performance and respectable fuel economy.
Choice of two wheelbases.
Abundance of standard and optional features and packages for customization.
Bold yet sophisticated exterior styling.
Auto start/stop feature helps improve fuel economy.
New turbocharged V8 delivers a tremendous amount of power, but barely affects fuel economy.
Audi quattro® all-wheel drive responds to changing weather and road conditions.
Gorgeous cabin with high quality materials and comfortable seats.
Long wheelbase provides 13 inches of rear seat legroom.
Compliant and composed ride handles like a significantly smaller vehicle.
Finding fault in the 2013 Audi A8 is not easy. It is among the top world-class luxury sedans and sets the standard so high that most cannot even compete. However, there are a few quirks that some buyers may not appreciate.
At 13.2 cubic feet, trunk space is a huge disappointment. You can haul four adults, as long as everyone does not bring luggage along.
With so many packages and options to add, the modest MSRP of $66,027 can quickly climb quite high.
Like most Audi vehicles, no cloth seating is available. Apparently Audi does not appreciate that not all buyers who can afford leather actually want it. Even Mercedes offers premium vinyl for these buyers to enjoy.