All-New 2019 Audi A8 Quattro Sedan Has a Starting Price of $84,795
The executive-grade sedan starts at $83,800 plus a $995 destination charge.
Audi's top of the line sedan, the all-new A8, has made its first appearance on the company's website and online configurator. As a result, we now know that the stretched-out executive sedan will cost $83,800 plus a $995 destination charge, making the "out-the-door" starting price a hefty $84,795.
The European version of the new-generation A8 was announced early last year, with the initial media drives of the European model taking place almost a year ago in October 2017. However, it's now known that the United States-bound A8 will be powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces 335 horsepower and aided by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
The current configurator does not list any other additional engines at this time, but it's safe to assume that higher performance configurations will emerge in due time, including an all-new and more powerful Audi S8.
What the configurator does show, is a variety of 10 different exterior colors, standard features such as adaptive air suspension, Bang & Olufsen sound system, and 19-inch wheels (20-inch optional). Furthermore, LED lighting is standard, but Audi's HD LED-Matrix headlight system costs $3,400, the executive rear seat package $7,550, all-wheel steering $1,950, night vision with pedestrian detection $2,300, and the upgraded version of the Bang & Olufsen sound system a whopping $5,900.
After tinkering with the configurator for a bit, we realized that a fully decked-out 2019 A8 sedan comes in at around $127,000. The Audi's two biggest all-wheel-drive rivals, the BMW 7-Series xDRIVE and Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4Matic, can also reach such stratospheric pricing, especially given the 740i's starting price of $87,645 (including a $995 destination charge) and the Mercedes-Benz S-450 4Matic's of $93,895 also including destination charge.
If traction at all four tires isn't at the top of your shopping list, it's worth keeping in mind that the rear-wheel-drive-only BMW and Mercedes-Benz executive sedans start at $84,645 for the 7-Series and $90,895 for the S-Class.