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2011 Audi A8

Full-Size Luxury Performance

A front view of a black 2011 Audi A8

In short: An intelligent, more efficient full-size luxury sedan.

Audi A8 Review

Audi's flagship luxury sedan features a bold design that makes the most of innovative new technology to deliver top-of-the-line performance and passenger comfort. Offering impressive power and acceleration through its 4.2-liter, 372-horsepower V8 engine, the A8 also boasts improved efficiency, even matching the fuel economy of luxury hybrids like the Mercedes-Benz S400 and Lexus LS 600h. Inside the cabin, Audi's commitment to innovation continues with advanced, intuitive safety features and a touch-screen navigation system that allows drivers to hand write in addresses and destinations without ever taking their eyes off the road.

Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; twelve-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation; twelve-month/5,000-mile no charge first scheduled maintenance; four-year roadside assistance coverage provided by a third party supplier

Base Price: $78,050 / As Tested: $93,525

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 4.2-liter DOHC V8 engine with FSI direct injection
Horsepower: 372 hp @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 328 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic

Curb weight:
4,409 lbs
Wheelbase: 117.8 in
Length/Width/Height: 202.2/83.1/57.5 in
Turning circle: 41 ft

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS; electronic brake pressure distribution; tandem brake booster
Suspension: front and rear Audi Adaptive Air suspension
Traction: electronic stability control; quattro all-wheel drive

Top Speed: 130 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds

EPA City:
17 mpg
EPA Highway: 27 mpg

ten standard airbags including driver and front passenger front-impact airbags; driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags; front and rear side-curtain airbags; Audi pre sense

Likes: performance; smoothness; quality build

Dislikes: door hard to close properly; annoying paddle shifters

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PNW110810 (Updated: 09/05/13 NW)