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Used Audi A8 2017-present review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Ownership cost

Used Audi A8 Saloon (17-present)
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Used Audi A8 2017-present review
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Ownership cost

What used Audi A8 saloon will I get for my budget?

Prices for the A8 start at around £30,000 for a late 2017 or early 2018 example with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. Long-wheelbase 'L' models are rarer and command a premium, so expect to spend between £35,000 and £40,000 to get into one. A 2019 or 2020 A8 can be found for between £35,000-£45,000, which generally undercuts the spec-for-spec equivalent Mercedes S-Class, adding an extra dimension to the A8's overall desirability. Spend between £45,000 and £55,000, depending on spec, on a 2021 or 2022 car. 

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Car tax

Fortunately, all A8s were registered under the new flat-rate tax system so their slightly substandard fuel economy doesn’t have an effect on their tax costs. All A8s will be charged a flat rate fee (the plug-in hybrid 60 TFSI e will get a slight discount), plus a supplementary luxury car tax that is charged for five years between the second year and sixth years of the vehicle's age, then it goes back to the flat rate fee. Current fees are £155 for the plug-in hybrid, £165 a year for the others, and £355 a year for the luxury car tax. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.

Servicing

Servicing costs, meanwhile, will be cheaper than it is for a Mercedes S-Class; however, once your A8 hits three years old, it’ll benefit from Audi’s fixed-price servicing scheme, which should keep service costs down even further at the main dealer.

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