2019 Audi A8 Review, Release Dates, Prices


As it enters its fourth generation, the all-new 2019 Audi A8 marks the start of a new era of design which places emphasis on progressive elegance. As the Audi flagship luxury sedan, the A8 combines advanced technology with bespoke craftsmanship. Each element of the new A8 has been meticulously engineered for superior refinement and greater efficiency. The body composition of the A8 is constructed using ASF® multi-material frame technology, which uses 58 percent aluminum parts paired with hot-form steel and ultra-high strength carbon fiber reinforced polymer components. The end result of these advancements are more precise handling, increased body rigidity, and a serene interior environment for both drivers and passengers. Potent performance, innovative technology, and sophisticated comfort combine to help ensure that the Audi A8 maintains its position as a leader in the full size luxury segment.


  • Starting at $83,800 MSRP

  • New 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine paired with a new 48-volt electric mild-hybrid drivetrain

  • Eight speed tiptronic transmission and standard quattro® all-wheel drive with self-locking center differential

  • Rear Seat Entertainment system comprising of two Audi tablets and a detachable Rear Seat Remote

  • Audi AI traffic jam pilot - developed specially for Level 3 automated driving

  • Onboard Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to eight passenger devices with LTE capability

  • New touchscreen MMI system with haptic feedback for user-friendly operation

  • Available Bang & Olufsen with 3D surround sound

  • Audi AI active suspension - active electromechanical suspension system


Exterior Design

At the front, the new A8 announces your arrival with a wide, upright Singleframe® grille which seamlessly integrates with a flowing, muscular body design. Its bold proportions help emphasize the front and rear wheel arches, hinging at the superior capability found in the standard quattro® all-wheel drive system. Experience state-of-the-art lighting with HD Matrix LED headlights along with rear lamps featuring OLED technology for exceptional clarity and illumination. Even the roughest road surfaces are translated into a calm, tranquil ride thanks to the use of specialized lightweight materials in the underlying chassis architecture of the A8.

Luxurious Interior

Intelligently reimagined, refined, and simplified -- the interior of the all-new 2019 Audi A8 adds unrivaled comfort and luxury. Contour and ambient lighting provides a tasteful accent to the premium materials and fine details found scattered across the cabin. Rear-seat passengers have an escape from the hectic outside world thanks to numerous comfort features found inside the 2019 A8. A Rear Seat Entertainment system consists of two Audi tablets and a detachable Rear Seat Remote. Seamlessly customize your seating and infotainment preferences using the smartphone-sized OLED touch control remote. Melt away tension and stress by relaxing in the right rear passenger seat, which features an available heated massaging footrest discreetly hidden on the rear of the front passenger seat.

Advanced Technology

An all-new MMI touch response® system replaces the prior generation's rotary/push button control and touchpad into a 10.1-inch touchscreen display which blends almost invisibly into the high-gloss black surround. Also improved are Audi connect services which now include the all-new HERE-powered map and navigation system. Another new technology making its debut in the A8 is the system's ability to learn over time through driven routes to provide smarter route guidance suggestions. When a route is started on a smartphone using the myAudi app, it can seamlessly continue on the on-board system as soon as you step inside the A8. Hear your music exactly as it was intended to be heard with a concert-like audio experience from the Bang & Olufsen premium audio system featuring 3D surround sound.


Designed to combine superior efficiency with smooth power delivery, the 2019 Audi A8 features a new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine paired with a standard 48-volt electric mild-hybrid drivetrain. Designed to support the TFSI engine, the 10Ah lithium-ion battery and new belt-driven alternator starter (BAS) allows for the recuperation of power and is designed to provide a smooth, responsive, and efficient ride. You'll have complete control across all weather conditions thanks to standard quattro® all-wheel drive with a self-locking center differential. With a powerful all-new electronic chassis platform, dynamic all-wheel steering, and active electromechanical suspension -- each aspect of the new A8 chassis and driving experience are exceptional.

Driver Assistance

Setting a new standard in luxury, the 2019 Audi A8 will arrive with 40 unique driver assistance and convenience features. Achieving a new benchmark in technology, the A8 includes advanced collision mitigation and cross traffic assist, stress reducing adaptive cruise assist, along with an advanced intersection assist. Giving drivers an intelligent approach to parking assistance, Audi AI park pilot and the Audi AI garage pilot systems can take control while the driver monitors the action. Making history in 2019, the A8 is the first production automobile developed specifically for Level 3 autonomous driving. When equipped with Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the feature can take charge of driving in slow-moving traffic at speeds up to 37 MPH on freeways and highways where a physical barrier separates directional traffic. Audi continues to measure timing and will deliver the system when market readiness allows.

Anticipated to arrive at dealers in late 2018, the Audi A8 sets the benchmark for the full size luxury sedan. Stay informed on the latest updates and news for the all-new 2019 Audi A8 with Audi Ann Arbor.



A8 V6T

  • Starting at $83,800 MSRP

  • 3.0-liter TFSI® turbocharged V6 engine and eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission

  • Heated 18-way power front seats, including power lumbar adjustment and memory

  • Audi virtual cockpit (12.3-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with two visual modes: Classic and Infortainment)

  • Audi advanced key-keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free trunk release

  • Audi smartphone interface with Apple Carplay™ and Google™ Android Auto™ form compatible devices



Executive Package

  • $4,150

  • Audi side assist with Exit warning and Rear cross traffic assist

  • Audi pre sense® basic and pre sense® rear

  • Audi phone box

  • Topview camera system

  • Audi parking system plus with surround view

  • Head-up display

  • 22-way front seat adjustments

  • Front ventilation and massage functions

  • Acoustic, dual-pane glass

  • Heated 4-spoke multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles


Executive Rear Seat Comfort Package - 4 Passenger

  • $7,550

  • Rear heated surfaces

  • Leather covered full length center console

  • Folding tables in long center console

  • Heated rear passenger side relaxation seat with footrest and foot massage

  • Ventilated rear seats with massage function

  • Smart Remote Control (SCON)

  • Power lumbar for front and rear outboard seats

  • Rear Matrix LED reading lights

  • Rear wedge-style footrests

  • Rear safety package

  • Separate power rear seats and large middle console


Luxury Package

  • $4,250

  • Ambient interior lighting plus package

  • Extended leather package

  • Alcantara® headliner

  • Valcona leather

  • Aluminum button styling

  • Air ionizer and fragrance

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