1997 Audi A8

Up to 17 MPG city / 25 MPG hwy
$56,900 - $64,500

The 1997 A8 is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in two trims, the 3.7 and the 4.2.

Upon introduction, the 3.7 is equipped with a standard 3.7-liter, V8, 230-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. The 4.2 is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.
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2 Available Trims
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  • 230

    HP

    17city

    26hwy

    $

    56,900

    MSRP

  • 300

    HP

    17city

    25hwy

    $

    64,500

    MSRP

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Reviews and Ratings
Overall
Pros Cons
Extremely smooth & comfortable ride Fuel economy - should be a diesel
Quattro all wheel drive & dynamic driving feel Trunk is pathetic, much smaller than prior a8
Interactive cruise control - great, changes highway drive Center console not as user friendly as on previous model
Electric safety controls are very useful The ride of this vehicle is very german
Console controls are beautifully laid out Too many problems for a flagship model
Exceptional interior styling and led headlights 20 inch tires ride too rough for luxury vehicle
Look & feel, including the drive, is very sporty No auto high beam / dimmer
Fuel mileage is great for big luxury car No side molding to prevent door dings
Driver assist-lane sensing and blind spot indicator Audio system doesn't remember mute setting
Power and smoothness of engine/ transmission Slow accelration for $95k sport sedan