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Audi A8 1997

The 1997 Audi A8 range of configurations is currently priced from $9,600.

The 1997 Audi A8 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1550 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Audi A8 is also known as the Audi A8L, the Audi A8 W12, the Audi S8 and the Audi S8 Plus in markets outside Australia.

Audi A8 1997 Price and Specs

The Audi A8 1997 is currently available from $9,600 for the A8 3.7 up to $15,840 for the A8 4.2 Quattro.

Pricing guides

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Audi A8 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
3.7 Sedan 3.7L PULP 5 SP $9,600 $14,410
4.2 Quattro Sedan 4.2L PULP 4 SP AUTO $10,800 $15,840
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Audi A8 1997 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi A8 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Genesis G90 - Any chance for Australia?

    Both the existing Genesis G90 (and its closely related Kia K9 sedan) are flagship models not available in Australia due to the tiny pool of buyers that swim in the upper-luxury segment dominated by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

    The main stumbling block is probably the prohibitive cost of engineering these left-hand-drive market models for right-hand-drive. At over 5.2 metres long (and counting if you include the limo version), these are way too large for British roads, and the expected sales volumes from the rest of the right-hand-drive countries combined including Australia just doesn't make a viable business case for them.

    Plus, big luxury SUVs are where the customers are heading, so a luxury crossover flagship from fledgling Genesis would make much more sense anyway. Sorry, but please don't hold your breath for a G90 in Australia any time soon.

    However, the all-electric G80 – Genesis' big 5 Series-priced rival – is said to be heading Downunder inside the next 12 months. The EV limo is the brand’s first fully electric model and will have “more than 500km range” to take on the coming Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury flagship sedan.

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  • Audi RS8 - Will we ever see an ultimate performance version of the A8?

    (They did do this)

    While a one-off RS8 prototype of the previous-generation (D4 series) A8 was created in 2013, it never went into production, as we understand there just wasn't enough demand for that sort of high-performance internal-combustion engined limousine.

    Tesla's successful Model S, on the other hand, has demonstrated the viability of an electrically powered large-sedan flagship, and so with Audi going down that path with the help of Porsche with its e-tron GT series, it is unlikely that we will see anything racier than an S8.

    We hope this helps.

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Audi A8 1997 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1997 Audi A8 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Audi A8 spans from 16x7.5 inches.

Audi A8 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
3.7 Sedan 225x60 R16 16x7.5 inches 225x60 R16 16x7.5 inches
4.2 Quattro Sedan 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches
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Audi A8 1997 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1997 Audi A8 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1976mm x 1440mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Audi A8 1997 Dimensions  include 1440mm height, 1880mm width, 5034mm length.
Audi A8 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
3.7 Sedan 1440x1880x5034 mm 116 mm
4.2 Quattro Sedan 1440x1976x5034 mm 116 mm
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Audi A8 1997 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1997 Audi A8 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Audi A8 is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

Audi A8 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
3.7 Sedan 3.7L,PULP,5 SP
4.2 Quattro Sedan 4.2L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 11.5L/100km
4.2 Quattro Sedan 4.2L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 11.5L/100km
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Audi A8 1997 Towing capacity

The Audi A8 has maximum towing capacity of 1550kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Audi A8 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
3.7 Sedan 3.7L,PULP,5 SP 1550kg
4.2 Quattro Sedan 4.2L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 1550kg
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