New 2023 Audi A8 ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Hushed interior, plenty of high-tech features, handling is more playful than expected.
– Doesn’t look as grandiose as some rivals, V-6 engine provides only adequate power, the S8 is more entertaining.
– The A8 doesn’t have the flash of most other high-dollar luxury cars, but for those who value subtlety it offers a lot of appeal.
At this price, luxury is more than just a state of mind. It’s found not only in the wealth of features but also in the way the vehicle behaves and its ability to make its occupants forget the stresses of daily life. The Audi A8 has all the trappings of luxury, but it never feels entirely special or cohesive, and it lacks that last little bit of personality and luxury you’ll find in other large luxury sedans.
Impeccably crafted cabin
Impressive interior technology
Responsive steering and cornering for a big sedan
Exceptionally comfortable seats all around
Relatively small trunk
Infotainment interface can be tough to learn
Powertrain is a little unrefined
Ride is too floaty at high speeds and too bumpy around town
– What’s new
Comfort Plus package adds upgraded LED headlights
Executive package gains an automatic parking system
Part of the fourth A8 generation introduced for 2019
The 2023 Audi A8 flagship luxury sedan is fresh off some updates for the 2022 model year. The automaker’s top sedan rides on an extended wheelbase and uses a 335-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 that powers all four wheels through a standard all-wheel-drive system. If you prefer a sporty version of the A8, check out the Audi S8, which employs a twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The A8 has much the same driver-assistance technologies as other high-end sedans. When equipped with Traffic Jam Assist (Driver Assistance package), the A8 will help you out with acceleration and braking in heavy traffic, but your hands can’t leave the wheel for more than a few seconds. For more information about the A8’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
Available adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Warranty coverage on the 2023 A8 is nothing special in the realm of luxury cars. Buyers looking for more value in this category should check out the Genesis G90, which comes standard with up to 10 years or 100,000 miles of warranty coverage and three years of free maintenance.
Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
No complimentary scheduled maintenance