2008 Audi A8 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod/iPhone integration · 6-disk CD changer · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 12 Total Speakers · 350 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.2 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brake width: 0.87 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, passenger seat, climate control, driver seat, 4 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 16
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.40 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: center
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 16
Rear Seats Heated · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · First aid kit
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Air Suspension · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height, ride control · Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system, with voice recognition · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $70,690 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.2L 350 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$70,690
Invoice$65,741

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

4.2L 350 hp V8
Power 350 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 325 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23.8 gal
Front Legroom41.4 in
Back Legroom37.6 in
Wheelbase115.9 in
Length199.3 in
Width79.8 in
Height56.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.6 cu ft
Powered by a 4.2-liter, 350-hp V8 that gets 325 ft-lbs of torque, the 2008 Audi A8 Base combines power with luxury in a full-size sedan. A 6-speed Tiptronic transmission with sport-shif... Read More
Powered by a 4.2-liter, 350-hp V8 that gets 325 ft-lbs of torque, the 2008 Audi A8 Base combines power with luxury in a full-size sedan. A 6-speed Tiptronic transmission with sport-shift, revised steering, and an adapative air suspension with four settings improves handling, along with the quattro all-wheel drive that includes a limited-slip center differential. 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires help with road grip. 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, a tire monitor, traction and stability control, and dual front, side, and knee airbags (and side curtain bags for the back row) earn high safety ratings and are joined by three new safety features. These include standard turn signals in the exterior mirrors and an optional lane-departure alert in the form of a vibrating steering wheel, along with a blind-spot warning system in the rearview mirror. Other standard equipment in the 2008 A8 Base includes xenon headlamps, automatic and adaptive headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and foglights.
Power doesn't come only in the engine. The interior of the 2008 A8 Base features 10-way power front seats with memory settings, power tilt and telescopic steering, power-folding mirrors, and three front power outlets. Other conveniences include Valcona leather, heated front seats, a voice-activated navigation system, a trip computer, external temperature display, dual-zone climate control, remote entry, a garage opener, and wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls for the 6-CD changer. Satellite radio is also standard. A power sunroof opens up the feeling of space in the 199-inch sedan. The trunk holds a decent 15 cubic feet of cargo and comes with tie-downs, a net, and a power-operated trunk lid. Intermittent wipers with heated washing fluid, tinted glass, front and rear reading lights, and wood and aluminum interior trim round out the four-star luxury features in the 2008 A8 Base. Options include a Sport Package that adds 20-inch wheels, a sport suspension, and shift paddles. Other options are upgraded audio, adaptive cruise control, power rear shades, a ski sack, and a solar-powered fan that cools the car when parked.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod/iPhone integration · 6-disk CD changer · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 12 Total Speakers · 350 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.2 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brake width: 0.87 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, passenger seat, climate control, driver seat, 4 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Sunshade: side window · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 16
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.40 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: center
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 16
Rear Seats Heated · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · First aid kit
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Air Suspension · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height, ride control · Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system, with voice recognition · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $74,690 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.2L 350 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$74,690
Invoice$69,461

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

4.2L 350 hp V8
Power 350 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 325 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23.8 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom42.3 in
Wheelbase121 in
Length204.4 in
Width79.8 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.6 cu ft
New wheel and taillight designs adorn the outside of the 2008 Audi A8 L, the full-size luxury sedan whose L stands for five extra inches of length in the wheelbase. This means five more... Read More
New wheel and taillight designs adorn the outside of the 2008 Audi A8 L, the full-size luxury sedan whose L stands for five extra inches of length in the wheelbase. This means five more inches of rear legroom over what you get in the A8 Base. The roomy sedan also features a 15-cubic-foot trunk with tie-downs, a cargo net, and a power trunk lid. Under the hood breathes a 350-hp, 4.2-liter DOHC V8 with variable valve timing and a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. The 2008 A8 L rides on 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and the quattro all-wheel drive comes with a mechanical center and limited-slip center differentials. An adaptive air suspension features four settings to adjust ride height, and this gets revised for 2008. Though not yet rated for safety, standard equipment includes new mirrors with turn signals, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, traction and stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution, a tire monitor, automatic headlights, xenon lamps, cornering lights, foglights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags for both rows are standard, along with innovative knee airbags. A rearview camera is optional.
Luxury trimmings are similar to the base, with 10-way power front seats with memory settings, heated Valcona leather seats, full power features, including power tilt and telescopic steering, a 6-CD player with wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, voice-activated navigation, and dual-zone climate control. Intermittent front and rear wipers and retractable mirrors provide extra safety features. Also included are a sunroof, trip computer, compass and temperature display, remote entry, a garage opener, security system, heated mirrors and washer fluid, and alloy and wood accents. For entertainment, you also get satellite radio and an iPod connection, as well as Bluetooth capability. Extras include a new lane-departure warning via a vibrating steering wheel and a blind-spot alert via LED lights on the rearview mirror. Other available options are adaptive cruise control, which maintains a safe distance from the car in front, a Sport Package (20-inch wheels, sport suspension, and sport seats), Alcantara leather, and power sunshades.
Original MSRP: $120,100
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Automatic climate control rear air conditioning · Dual rear air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · 6-disk CD changer · Rear headphone jacks · Rear headphones · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · Remote control: video · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 12 Total Speakers · 350 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 15.2 · Front brake width: 1.4 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.2 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood, leather · Door trim: wood, leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, passenger seat, climate control, driver seat, 4 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Overhead console · Power activated trunk/hatch: open · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Sunshade: power rear window, power side window · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating, dual illuminated rear seat
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Massaging · Power adjustments: 16 · Ventilated
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.40 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: center
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
In Car Entertainment Video monitor location: rear · Video system: auxiliary audio/video input, TV, DVD player
Instrumentation Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Aluminum accents · Leather accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Rear fog lights · Tail and brake lights: LED
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Massaging · Power adjustments: 16 · Ventilated
Rear Seats Heated · Lumbar Support: power adjustments · Power adjustments: 4 · Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · First aid kit · Parking sensors: rear, front · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear seat ski bag · Upholstery: premium leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Air Suspension · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height, ride control · Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system, with voice recognition · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $120,100 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 6.0L 450 hp W12
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$120,100
Invoice$111,693

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

6.0L 450 hp W12
Power 450 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque 428 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23.8 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom42.3 in
Wheelbase121 in
Length204.4 in
Width79.8 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.6 cu ft
A heavy dose of power makes this full-size luxury sedan a lot of fun to drive. The 2008 Audi A8 L W12 features a 48-valve, 6.0-liter, 450-hp DOHC W12 engine, achieving 428 ft-lbs of tor... Read More
A heavy dose of power makes this full-size luxury sedan a lot of fun to drive. The 2008 Audi A8 L W12 features a 48-valve, 6.0-liter, 450-hp DOHC W12 engine, achieving 428 ft-lbs of torque. Paired with a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission, the engine's power is helped by the W12's lightweight aluminum body. Handling is improved with the quattro all-wheel-drive system that comes with mechanical center and limited-slip center differentials. An updated four-setting adaptive air suspension and a quicker steering ratio improves overall handling. In addition to 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, dual front, front-side, knee, and side curtain airbags, a tire monitor, and traction and stability control, the W12 gets mirrors with turn signals, an optional new lane-departure warning system, and blind-spot alert. Also standard are larger 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, adaptive cornering lights, xenon lamps, foglights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and daytime running lights.
Like the A8L, the 2008 A8 L W12 is 204 inches in length, adding five more inches of legroom for backseat passengers. The W12 also gives rear passengers controls for audio and climate, along with power rear seats. It gets thicker glass for better sound insulation, providing a more comfortable ride. This comfort comes from heated leather seats, 10-way power front seats, memory settings for the seats, wheel, and mirrors, power tilt and telescopic steering, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a 6-CD player, remote entry, trip computer, voice-activated navigation system, a sunroof, satellite radio, Bluetooth capability, three power outlets, intermittent front and rear wipers, and heated retractable mirrors. The W12 upgrades from the L by offering remote start, power rear sunshades, a DVD player with remote control, and a Bose audio system. Leather, wood, and aluminum accents decorate the doors, dash, wheel, and shifter. Options add adaptive cruise control, 20-inch wheels, upgraded leather, and a solar-powered fan to keep the car cool while parked. A W12-only option is a small refrigerator in the trunk.