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2013 Audi A8 Sedan - Overview

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$72,200 – $134,500 MSRP

$67,146 – $125,087 Invoice

13 / 21 MPG City/Hwy

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Overview

What's New for 2013:

  • 3.0T and 3.0 TDI models debut
  • Audi S8 performance model joins the lineup

Exterior Features
All 2013 Audi A8 models employ Audi Space Frame aluminum construction to keep weight down. The A8 L models add 5 inches of wheelbase and stretched bodywork to create a larger rear cabin. The S8 models get special design and trim details.

Interior Features
The A8's cabin is dressed in leather, wood and aluminum. Dual-zone climate control, a premium Bose surround-sound audio system, navigation, a power sunroof, and Audi Connect with Bluetooth connectivity, music streaming and mobile Wi-Fi capability are included on all A8s for 2013. The S8 adds standard heated and ventilated massaging front sport seats.

Optional Features
Highlights from the Audi A8 options menu include heated and ventilated massaging front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, rear entertainment system, Bang & Olufsen advanced audio system, solar-panel sunroof, and LED headlights. A Sport package adds special trim, dynamic steering, sport suspension, torque-vectoring rear differential, and 20-inch wheels to the A8 model. The A8 L is available with a panoramic glass roof as well as reclining, ventilated and massaging individual rear bucket seats separated by a refrigerator.

Under the Hood
The A8 3.0 TDI has a 3.0-liter, turbo-diesel V-6 engine. Final horsepower and torque figures were not available when this model overview was originally written. The A8 3.0T has a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine making 333 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines feature automatic start/stop technology that shuts the engine down when idling to conserve fuel.

The A8 4.2 has a 4.2-liter V-8 engine good for 372 horsepower and 328 lb.-ft. of torque. The S8 gets a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine cranking out 520 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. The S8 includes cylinder-deactivation technology to conserve fuel, and receives numerous performance upgrades. The A8 L W12 is equipped with a 6.3-liter 12-cylinder engine producing 500 horsepower and 463 lb.-ft. of torque.

Each engine is paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. Audi Drive Select is also standard, providing Normal, Comfort, Sport or Individual driving modes.

Fuel Economy
As this overview was originally written, the EPA had officially rated fuel economy only for the 2013 Audi A8 3.0T. It is expected to return 18/28/21 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
The 2013 Audi A8 is equipped with 10 air bags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and Audi Pre-Sense technology that readies the cabin if it senses that an impact is unavoidable. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and a night vision camera with pedestrian detection.

Available Trims for the 2013 Audi A8 Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
3.0T (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $72,200 333-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl 18/28
L 3.0T (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $78,500 333-hp / 3.0L 6-cyl 18/28
4.0T (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $80,900 420-hp / 4.0L 8-cyl 17/28
L 4.0T (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $87,200 420-hp / 4.0L 8-cyl 16/26
L W12 6.3 (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $134,500 500-hp / 6.3L 12-cyl 13/21

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