2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual
2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual

2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual

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2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual – Apparently downsizing has now become upscale — at least in the United States. Both long- and regular-wheelbase versions of Audi’s A8 flagship sedan have historically been powered by V8 or W12 engines, but the base 2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual is propelled by a V6, and the results might surprise you.

Engines aside, the 2013 Audi A2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual8 maintains its place in the top tier of luxury sedans. It delivers a very high level of old-world luxury and comfort, along with a healthy dose of high-tech features that should delight any early adopter. This big Audi also manages to balance performance and luxury in a way that should appeal to drivers of all stripes. And for those who desire more emphasis on the performance side of the full-size sedan proposition, there’s also an Audi S8, which is covered in a separate review.

2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual
2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual

Like its rivals, the A8 features an artful blend of understated styling, excellent craftsmanship, and exemplary interior materials. Picking a winner among them isn’t easy, but then again, there’s not a loser in the bunch. The BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class mostly place an emphasis on luxury, while the Jaguar XJ and Porsche Panamera have more sporting demeanors. Those looking for a middle ground would do well to try out the 2013 Audi 2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual.

Performance & mpg

Powering the base model 2013 Audi 2013 Audi A8 Owners ManualA8 is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. All of this power is channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. In Edmunds testing, a long-wheelbase L 3.0T with the optional Sport Plus package accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, which is quicker than every V6-powered competitor and just off the pace of those packing V8s.


Standard safety equipment for every 2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual includes antilock brakes, stability and traction control, full-length side curtain airbags, front- and rear-seat side airbags and active front headrests. The optional Driver Assistance package also includes a blind spot monitor and lane-departure warning system, as well as Audi Pre-Sense Plus, which monitors traffic and alerts the driver if a potential collision is detected, even applying the brakes (to a standstill below 20 mph).

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All things considered, the 2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual is a worthy competitor among world-class luxury sedans. While the gap between its rivals is narrow, the Audi does distinguish itself by being more of a “driver’s” car, rather than being an isolation chamber.


As Audi’s flagship, the 2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual represents the best that the company has to offer. With the best materials combined with impeccable craftsmanship, the cabin is one of the finest in any flagship luxury sedan.

As you’d expect, comfort is a priority and the A8 delivers it in heaping portions. The upgraded seats found in the Comfort package adjust in so many ways that Audi needed to invent a more advanced means of controlling them, and they ultimately ensure that drivers of any size or shape will find an optimal position to motor away countless miles. Rear-seat comfort is also noteworthy, especially in the long-wheelbase versions that provide an expansive 43 inches of rear legroom.

2013 Audi A8 models

The 2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual “Quattro” is an all-wheel-drive luxury sedan that is offered in regular- and long-wheelbase versions, the latter described by “L” and bestowed with about 5 extra inches of rear legroom. Trim levels include 3.0T, L 3.0T, 4.0T, L 4.0T and L W12. Each designation corresponds to the wheelbase and engine types.

Standard features for the base 3.0T include the new supercharged V6 engine, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED running lights, headlight washers, a sunroof, adaptive air suspension, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, heated 12-way adjustable front seats with driver memory, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, aluminum and wood interior trim and a power rear sunshade. Electronic features include a navigation system, Audi’s MMI electronics interface with voice control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a Bose surround-sound system with a CD player and an iPod interface. Also included is Audi Connect (enhanced Web-based navigation, information and WiFi access).

While the 2013 Audi A8 Owners Manual 3.0T is well equipped, there are a number of available options. Buyers can add the Convenience package, which includes a power trunk lid, keyless ignition/entry, parking sensors with rear- and top-view cameras, and soft-close power doors. An Extended Leather package wraps the armrests, center console and steering wheel airbag cap in leather. The Warm Weather package adds four-zone automatic climate control and power rear window sunshades.

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