A Class Of Its Own

2021 Audi A8 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

Packed with standard and optional tools and offered in a wide variety of versions, the 2021 Audi A8 wears its flagship standing well. The aspect sets teamed with the higher-tech infotainment program and sophisticated driver-aid technologies qualifies the A8 as a 9 out of ten for options on our scale. 

Audi provides the A8 in only the extended wheelbase L entire body types and in 4 versions that consist of A8 fifty five TFSI, A8 60 TFSI, A8 60 TFSI e, and S8. The foundation model is even superior outfitted for 2021 with heated seats that incorporate cooling and 22-way electric power adjustments, a encompass-watch digital camera program, and the Audi cellphone box that features wi-fi charging and a sign booster. Also standard are LED headlights and taillights, electric power comfortable-closing doors, an adaptive air suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio program, 4-zone automatic climate handle, a twelve.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a two-screen infotainment program, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, satellite radio, and Hd radio. The foundation auto expenses about $5,000 more this year at about $87,500.

The A8 60 TFSI adds the formerly optional Activity fashion exterior kit, Hd Matrix-layout LED headlights, and Valcona leather. It expenses about $9,000 more. 

The A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid expenses about $97,000.

At the top of the lineup is the S8 model for about $132,000. It comes with front activity seats, a head-up screen, a Bang & Olufsen sound program, a heated front armrest, an Alcantara headliner, ambient lighting, electric power sunshades for the rear and rear facet home windows, 21-inch wheels with summertime tires, and Audi’s predictive suspension that employs hydraulics to counteract entire body lean and cameras to read the street forward and put together the dampers for street ailments.

Amongst the alternatives, we’d decide the Luxurious Package, which adds an Alcantara headliner, softer leather, aluminum buttons, and ambient lighting. We’d also incorporate the rear-axle steering and the predictive suspension.

Audi’s dashboard is rife with digital screens. In addition to the twelve.3-inch digital gauge cluster, it has two centre touchscreens, a single ten.1 inches throughout up top and an eight.6-inch screen down below. The top screen handles navigation and leisure capabilities whilst the bottom screen is for climate and auto controls, and handwriting recognition. The screens involve marginally longer touch inputs than normal, but they provide fulfilling haptic responses and the handle interface is intuitive.

We also like the standard navigation program, primarily the Google Earth watch even nevertheless it has a month to month charge for details use.

Audi has a single of the superior infotainment systems on the marketplace, a single whose bristling technologies only adds to the working experience in the A8. 

Audi’s warranty is 4 a long time or fifty,000 miles and it features 4 a long time of roadside support with the to start with provider connect with no cost.

Review proceeds down below