2013 Audi A8 L

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn 3.0LGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 18
Hwy: 18
4dr Sdn 4.0LGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 18
Hwy: 18
4dr Sdn 6.3LGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 13
Hwy: 13

4-door Large Passenger Car
All Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $78,500.00
Invoice: $73,007.00
Hwy MPG: 28 mpg
City MPG: 18 mpg


Strong acceleration; responsive handling; fuel efficiency; excellent MMI interface; extensive driver-safety and accident-avoidance features

Model Highlights

A direct-injected 3.3L supercharged V6 engine making 333 horsepower is standard on A8 models. The A8L W12 FSI gets a direct-injected, 500-hp, 6.3L W12 engine. All A8 and S8 models come with quattro all-wheel drive, which is calibrated to feel sporty and enhance cornering confidence yet also take on slippery road conditions. The system can send 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels, or to whichever wheels have the best traction. Both models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The A8 is a very large sedan, but it handles like a smaller, more nimble sport sedan, thanks to its air suspension system, which features three modes: Comfort, Dynamic and Automatic. Dynamic not only firms up the suspension and steering feel but also makes the accelerator pedal a little more responsive. The new A8 is built on a version of the aluminum Audi Space Frame, which helps keep weight down yet enhances rigidity, for a smooth more refined ride and crisper handling response.

A8L models are about five inches longer than the standard-wheelbase A8, with most of that length going to rear seat legroom. The A8's very spacious and luxurious cabin includes supple leather upholstery with trims and inlays that include wood veneers, aluminum and padded leather. The instrument panel design has an especially wide, flat center console and the shift lever has been modeled after the throttle control on yachts. On the outside, the A8 includes a full LED lamp system, including high and low headlight beams, parking lamps and cornering lamps.

Top driver-assistance technology options include adaptive cruise control (with a stop-and-go function), night vision assistant with pedestrian detection, Audi lane assist and Audi side assist. There's also a new Audi braking guard system, which warns the driver of obstacles or hazards ahead and will sound a warning and prime the brakes. Automatic emergency braking will even deliver strong braking when it's determined that a collision is unavoidable to help lessen its severity. Audi Pre Sense also helps reduce the severity of a crash by readying vehicle safety systems, adjusting seats to an ideal position, closing the sunroof and windows and stiffening the suspension.

Also included in the A8 is a Bang & Olufsen sound system, making 1400 watts and, as Audi puts it, "a theater-like sound experience." The navigation system also draws input from Google Maps and has an improved look.

To help manage all the onboard technology, Audi has installed a next-generation version of its Multi-Media Interface (MMI). A new MMI Touch function allows the drier to "write" out letters on a touchpad for entering navigation destinations, enter numbers for radio functions, flip through music in the MP3 library, or use it as a pointer for map functions.

Model News

For 2013 Audi has replaced the V8 engine in the A8 with a supercharged V6. The new engine promises to significantly improve fuel economy for the large A8 while still offering respectable performance.

Value Writeup

The long-wheelbase version of the A8, the A8L, is now slightly longer than the BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, bringing an exceptionally roomy interior. The A8 still manages to feel more nimble and responsive than would ever be expected for such a large vehicle. A number of other tech features, such as the industry-first full LED headlamps and the next-generation touchpad MMI interface inside, are market standouts.


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Preview ImageManufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code T9T9
Manufacturer color code 7X7X
Manufacturer color code 3G3G
Manufacturer color code 4N4N
Manufacturer color code Q4Q4
Manufacturer color code 4J4J
Manufacturer color code L8L8
Manufacturer color code P5P5
Manufacturer color code 2Y2Y
Manufacturer color code T2T2


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
EPA ClassificationLarge


DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Trans Type8
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/Manual Shift
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.714
Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.143
Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.106
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.667
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.285
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.000
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.317
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.204
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.839
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.667
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy28 MPG
Cruising Range - City428.40 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City18 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined21 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy666.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine TypeSupercharged Gas V6
Fuel SystemDirect Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM333 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM325 @ 2900
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)92
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)190
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity12.2 qts


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room37.2 in
Front Leg Room41.4 in
Front Shoulder Room59.1 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room39.1 in
Second Leg Room42.9 in
Second Shoulder Room57.8 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase122.9 in
Length, Overall207.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors76.7 in
Height, Overall57.9 in
Track Width, Front64.7 in
Track Width, Rear64.4 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume13.2 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight4464 lbs
Suspension Type - Front5-Link
Suspension Type - RearTrapezoidal-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire Order CodeH23
Rear Tire Order CodeH23
Front Tire SizeP255/45R19
Rear Tire SizeP255/45R19
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Front Wheel Size19 x 9.0 in
Rear Wheel Size19 x 9.0 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering TypePwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall15.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb41.7 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness15.0 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness14.0 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx23.800 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

4 Years/50,000 Miles

4 Years/50,000 Miles

12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

1 Years/5,000 Miles

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