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Audi A8L 50 TDI 2018 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
8
The $207,000 A8 L 50 TDI represents the entry-point to the long-wheelbase end of the new fourth-generation A8 line-up.

The $207,000 A8 L 50 TDI represents the entry-point to the long-wheelbase end of the new fourth-generation A8 line-up. The diesel 50 TDI sits $3000 beneath the petrol 55 TFSI variant, and a full $15,000 over the short-wheelbase version. 

Like most models at this end of the price scale, it’s easier to describe the features this car doesn't have rather than those it does, and like all Audis, there are a bunch of options available. 

Aside from a handful of wheel options, Alcantara headlining is available for $3600, all-wheel steering adds $4500, night vision will cost you $5200, an upgraded 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system will set you back $12,100, and laser headlights are available for an extra $13,200.

Five option packs start at $6690  for the 'Entertainment package' which brings multimedia to the rear seats, full leather can be had for $9950 as can the 'Sport styling package', a bunch of other niceties are added with the $11,000 'Premium plus package', and if you’ve already selected the rear seat entertainment system, you can also choose the $18,500 'Executive package' which brings individual reclining back seats, folding tables, rear passenger-side footrest and foot massage function among a few other treats. 

The A8 L 50 TDI comes with a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 which produces 210kW/600Nm, and sends power to all four wheels with Audi’s Quattro system via an eight-speed (torque converter) auto. The official combined fuel consumption figure is an impressive 6.0L/100km. 

Pricing Guides

$177,320
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$134,200
Highest Price
$220,440

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
3.0 TDI Quattro 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $134,200 – 154,220 2018 AUDI A8 2018 3.0 TDI Quattro Pricing and Specs
4.2 TDI Quattro 4.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $191,730 – 220,440 2018 AUDI A8 2018 4.2 TDI Quattro Pricing and Specs
50 TDI QUATTRO (HYBRID) 3.0L, Hyb/Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $145,750 – 167,530 2018 AUDI A8 2018 50 TDI QUATTRO (HYBRID) Pricing and Specs
50 TDI QUATTRO LWB (HYBRID) 3.0L, Hyb/Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $157,190 – 180,620 2018 AUDI A8 2018 50 TDI QUATTRO LWB (HYBRID) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8
Malcolm Flynn
CarsGuide Editor

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