2018 Audi A8 L Price and Specs Review | Merrillville, IN

2018 Audi A8

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

Since 1997, the Audi A8 has been one of the top full-size luxury sedans in the market. It has a distinctive advantage: the use of an aluminum frame and body panels, thus making it relatively light and offsetting the weight of its Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Plus, while the A8 uses an all-wheel drive, its main competitors are primarily rear-wheel-drive vehicles, thus making it more ideal for optimized traction on slippery surfaces. The 2018 model kicks off the nameplate’s fourth generation of production, with the roomier and longer variant designated with the “L” suffix.


2018 Audi A8

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

19 city / 29 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine

3.0-liter TFSI®


333 Horsepower


8-Speed Tiptronic®

Exterior and Performance

With the 2018 Audi A8 L, you can choose between two turbocharged fuel stratified injection (TFSI) engines. The 3.0-liter V6 pumps out 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, while the 4.0-liter V8 produces 450 horsepower and 444 lb-ft of torque. Pinned to each engine is an 8-speed automatic transmission, which comes with Tiptronic technology to enable to shift gears as you would with a manual transmission. Acceleration is swift on the A8 L: 5.5 seconds with the V6 and 4.4 seconds with the V8.

Interior and Technology

With seating for five, the 2018 Audi A8 L has leather upholstery, driver-side memory, front-seat heating capability and power lumbar support. However, on the 3.0 TFSI, the front seats employ 18-way power adjustability, while they are 22-way on the 4.0 TFSI. Also, the 4.0 TFSI is upgraded to racing-style front seats with cooling capability, diamond stitching, and massage functionality, plus Valcona leather upholstery throughout the cabin.

The 2018 Audi A8 L is stuffed with premium tech features. They include four-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, a 14-speaker 630-watt Bose surround-sound system, HD Radio, a 7-inch color driver information center, a 90-day complimentary subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, a free six-month subscription to the Audi connect suite of in-car connectivity services, HomeLink for remote-controlling garage doors, keyless start and entry, a head-up display to discourage distraction, and a navigation system with voice-control and handwriting-recognition technologies. On the 4.0 TFSI, the sunroof is upgraded with a wider view to make it panoramic.

2018 Audi A8 Interior


The 2018 Audi A8 L is equipped with 10 airbags for cushioning and restraint when involved in a collision. Two dual-stage airbags face the driver and front passenger for front impact, and there are knee airbags at the lower level of the cabin. Also for front occupants are a pair of thorax airbags, which are installed on the seats; rear passengers also have thorax airbags for side impact. Dual side curtain airbags flank both rows of seats for head protection. The four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, which are installed for making stopping distances short, are accompanied by brake assist for additional stopping force and electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of braking force to the wheels. Other standard safety features include a top-and-corner-view camera system with front and rear acoustic parking sensors, side assist and pre-sense rear technology to be better aware of your driving surroundings, electronic vehicle stability control to keep you on the intended driving path, traction control to maximize tire grip on the road, and an anti-theft system that includes engine immobilization.

Test Drive Today!

Ready to try out the 2018 Audi A8 L? Come see us at our dealership in Merrillville, Indiana. One of our Audi experts will go with you on your test drive and help you pick the right A8 L for you based on your preferences.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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