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Audi A8 50TDI Saloon 2023 Review

Audi A8 – Audi released the premium A8 saloon late last year and it cuts an imposing presence. Big, athletic, sleek, and stylish, the A8 is everything a prestige saloon should be.  Audi A8 50 TDI Quattro 2023 front 1 It comes in two versions, a normal wheelbase, and an extended wheelbase version. We drove the A8 50 TDI quattro.

This comes with 217kW of power and a healthy 600Nm of torque driving through the brilliant quattro all wheel drive system and an eight speed Tiptronic transmission.

The beauty of this combination will see the A8 go from 0-100kmh in under 6 seconds, have a top speed of 250kmh and ADR economy of just 6.7L/100K

All this is a luxury limousine that has a familiar Audi interior. This means well laid out with excellent driver ergonomics and functional.

The seats cocoon the occupants both front and back and allow you to consume huge distances arriving feeling relaxed.

Both models come well equipped as standard, but for those buyers that want more Audi has cleverly bundled together some appealing option packs.

The A8 sits alongside the practical Q8 as the pinnacle of the Audi range and choosing between them is a problem I would love to have

Audi A8 50 TDI Quattro is priced from a touch under $203,000 plus the usual costs

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More Audi A8 50 TDI thoughts

What is good?

  • Elegant and subtle design
  • Comfortable and sumptuous interior
  • Refined motoring
What is not so good?
  • Can feel large in small suburban car parks.
  • No full size spare
  • Audi pre sense can be a touch intrusive

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The big Audi sits in rarefied air.

Big luxury saloons, once the pinnacle of luxury, are now for the chosen few.

Buyers could look at the Lexus LS500, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes Benz S450, BMW 740I, or even the Genesis G80.

Audi A8 50 TDI Final thoughts

Its big yet subtle and stylish.

Sumptuous interior cocoons the occupants.

Powerful yet economical, the A8 is ideal for long distance travel in Australia. You arrive feeling refreshed and relaxed.

It heralds a past era where the big sports saloon was the pinnacle of motoring. I sometimes miss those days.

I love it and its dam near perfect.

The big question is would I choose the A8 or the Q8. Why not have both.

Audi A8


A8 50 TDI

Model Price $201,375 MLP*
Engine 3.0L V6 TDI Euro 6
Drivetrain Eight speed Tiptronic Quattro
Battery Capacity / type N/A
Power 210.0kW @ 4000rpm
Torque 600Nm @ 1750-3250rpm
Range (WLTP) / ADR 1242Km max / 1000km on test
Range on test 740km
Economy / efficiency 6.6L/100k / 6.6L/100k on test
Fast Charge**/ Home N/A
Safety Not tested
CO2 Emissions 174g/km
0-100kmh/Top Speed 5.9 secs / 250km/h
Servicing 12mth / 15,000km service plan
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

** Using a 270kW fast charger from 10-80%

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Style / Appeal 9
Technology/connectivity 10
Value for Money 9


Overall Length 5190mm
Wheelbase 2998mm
Width 1945mm
Height 1512mm
Wheels 20×9.0 Alloy
Tyres 265/40 R20
Max ground clearance Up to 131mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK 12.5m
Boot Min N/A
Boot Max 505L
Kerb Weight 2095kg
Battery weight TBC
Payload (kg) 615kg
GVM (kg) 2710kg
GCM 5010kg
Towing Capacity 2300kg
Tow Ball rating N/A

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