2021 Audi A8 – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 Audi A8

MSRP: $86,500 - $98,900.










  • It has a luxurious cabin.
  • I have comfortable and spacious seats.
  • I provide a relaxing ride.
  • It comes with powerful engines as an option.


  • It is not as athletic as some of its competitors.
  • It has a low fuel economy.
  • It has a modest trunk.


The 2021 Audi A8 is positioned in the middle of the super-luxury car segment. It has one of the most luxurious cabins in the segment and a smooth ride, but it lacks the athleticism of some of its top competitors, and its trunk is small for the class.

The Audi base trim comes standard with a long list of comfort, technology, and advanced safety features, and a variety of optional packages. The standard engine should suffice for the majority of buyers.

Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, two USB ports, a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, Bluetooth, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, voice recognition, satellite radio, and HD Radio are all included in the dual touch-screen infotainment system of Audi A8.

Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning,  a rearview camera, a surround-view parking camera system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and front and rear parking sensors are all standard driver assistance features.

Multicolor ambient interior lighting, blind-spot tracking, rear cross-traffic warning, a head-up display,  a heated steering wheel, vehicle exit assist, and front-seat memory and massaging features are all included in the Executive kit. The Cold Weather kit adds heated rear seats, front-door armrests, and middle armrests to the vehicle.

Adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, and intersection assist are all included in the Driver Assistance kit. Valcona leather upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, and leather-wrapped cabin surfaces are included in the Luxury package.

Power-adjustable, heated, ventilated, and massaging rear outboard seats are included with the rear seat comfort package. Audi A8 also has rear reading lights, heated rear armrests, and remote control for the front passenger seat. A dual-screen entertainment system, a DVD player, and two rear USB ports are included in the rear seat connectivity set.

The Audi A8 is a well-rounded luxury vehicle. It might not be the sexiest or most fun choice in the class, but it’s a decent value, oozing with comfort and technology.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Audi Q7, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine3.0L V-6
Seating5 Passengers
Power335 @ 5000 rpm
Transmission8-spd auto w/OD
MPG17 City / 26 Hwy
DrivetrainQuattro all-wheel-drive
2021 Audi A8 Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2021 Audi A8 is ranging between $86,500 – $98,900.

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the 2021 Audi A8 include the following features:

  • The 22-way power-adjustable and ventilated front seats, wireless device charging, and a surround-view parking camera system are now standard for the Audi model 2021.

2021 Audi A8 Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Audi A8 are listed below:

1. 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro LWB Sedan (L 55) trim

Price: The MSRP of the 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro LWB Sedan (L 55) trim is $86,500.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 3.0L V-6 Engine, 8-spd auto w/OD Transmission, 335 @ 5,000 rpm Horsepower, 369 @ 1,370 rpm Torque, Quattro all-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 1st-row exterior express, open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, 19″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, rear air conditioning, with separate controls, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 3 – 1st row LCD monitor, keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry, front and rear fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, Valetta leather seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support, MMI navigation plus with voice activation navigation system Parking assist.

2. 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro LWB Sedan (L 60) trim

Price: The MSRP of the 4dr All-wheel Drive Quattro LWB Sedan (L 60) trim is $98,900.

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as the previous one. The replacing features are 4.0L V-8 Engine, 453 @ 5,500 rpm Horsepower, 487 @ 1,900 rpm Torque, Valcona leather seat trim, and Audi parking system plus parking assist.

2021 Audi A8 Configuration
2021 Audi A8 Configuration

2021 Audi A8 Interior

What is the seating capacity

The Audi A8 has a maximum seating capacity of five people in most long-wheelbase models. Capacity is reduced to four in an optional configuration. The front seats are almost thrones, and they are appropriate for a big flagship sedan.

How many Child Car Seats are there

For the Audi A8’s rear outboard seats, there are two full sets of LATCH connectors. The lower anchors, which are often a little deep into the seat cushions, can be challenging to reach with stiff leather upholstery.

Interior Quality

Where ever you look and touch in the 2021 Audi A8 L, you’ll notice high-quality cabin finishes. Genuine wood accents are used on the trim, and smooth, supple leather can be used on almost any surface.

FOR EXAMPLE, the A8 isn’t as flashy and glamorous as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, preferring to build a more business-like setting. The interior is virtually noise-free from the outside lane, wind, and engine noise, adding to the relaxation.

Cargo Space

The trunk volume of the Audi A8 is 12.5 cubic feet, which is the smallest among super luxury sedans for a base model sedan. The BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, both segment leaders, have nearly 45 percent more space, with more than 18 cubic feet.

With the plug-in hybrid A8, you’ll get less utility. The trunk of that model is just 10.4 cubic feet.

2021 Audi A8 Interior
2021 Audi A8 Interior

Should I Buy a 2021 Audi A8?

Yes, the Audi A8 is a powerful super luxury car, even though it doesn’t quite reach the top of the class. Its refined cabin has plenty of room and pillowy-soft seats for passengers. Its plush ride and high-tech features bolster its reputation as a luxury-oriented flagship sedan.

While the base engine is only satisfactory, the A8’s handling is composed, if a bit bland, and there are three more exciting choices. Nonetheless, this Audi lacks the athletic handling of competitors such as the BMW 7 Series.

You may also Ask for

Is a 2021 Audi A8 a reliable car?

The 2021 Audi A8 is projected to have a reliability rating of 3.5 out of five, which is significantly higher than the industry average. All super-luxury vehicles, on the other hand, have a high predicted reliability rating.

Where Is the 2021 Audi A8 Built?

The 2021 Audi A8 was built in Germany.

For more information about the latest Audi A8, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.