2017 Audi A8

Sophisticated, classic and sharp -- the 2017 Audi A8 sedan is all of these things and more. With a full redesign looming on the horizon, this is your last chance to get this high-end luxury sedan in its current form. The A8 did get some minor updates in the way of reconfigured trims, but gone are the diesel TDI model and the 12-cylinder W12. Still, the 2017 Audi A8 does everything we've come to expect from this model line. It boasts highly responsive steering, great engine options and a high-end luxury cabin. Thinking about visiting your local Audi dealership to take this large sedan for a test drive? If so, read on for information about the 2017 Audi A8 and to learn more about its top options.

What are the trim levels for the 2017 Audi A8?

The new Audi A8 is offered in two trims: The 3.0T and the 4.0T Sport. The key difference is the engine under the hood.

What are the A8's standard features?

Basic features for the new Audi A8 include 19-inch wheels, sporty bumpers and grilles, adaptive air suspension, heated and power-adjustable seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, power door closers, four-zone automatic climate control and more.

Which features are offered by the 4.0T Sport trim?

This trim is similar to the 3.0T but adds 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, blind spot monitoring, sporty styling accents and more.

What are the A8's engine options?

The new Audi A8 is available with two engines. The 3.0T trim gets a 3.0-liter V6 with 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The 4.0T trims get a 4.0-liter V8 that pumps out 450 horsepower and 444 lb.-ft. of torque.

What kind of gas mileage does the A8 get?

New Audi A8s equipped with the V6 engine get EPA fuel ratings of 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the V8 trims get EPA ratings of 18 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway -- just a slight drop.

Can the A8 be upgraded with packages?

Three optional packages are available for the 2017 Audi A8. The first is an Executive package that adds most of the perks of the 4.0T Sport. Next is the Rear Seat Comfort package, which adds different ways to adjust the seating. Last is the Driver Assistance package, which mostly adds safety features such as adaptive cruise control.

Which electric features are found on the 3.0T trim?

The Audi A8 3.0T gets a long list of electronics including a 4G WiFi hotspot, a rearview camera, navigation, voice controls, a Bose audio system, satellite radio and more. Most of these features are managed via an 8-inch display.

Why were the diesel and V12 models discontinued?

The TDI diesel and V12 models were discontinued in the wake of a controversy surrounding vehicle emissions data. These models have been pulled for further evaluation and to see if the engine technology can be improved to properly meet standards without giving up power.

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