Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
  • Bootspace less important than passenger space
  • Audi A8 still has a large boot, even in PHEV format
  • Huge amounts of interior space on offer

Despite being such a large car, the Audi A8's prime audience really isn't looking for out and out practicality.

Acres of lounging room in a comfortable rear compartment (we’ve talked more about this in the Comfort section) are more important than outright luggage capacity, although the A8 does have a large, well-shaped boot.

2020 Audi A8 TFSI e boot

It boasts a 505-litre boot in both standard- and long-wheelbase form (compared with 515 for the BMW 7 Series and 510 for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class), although this figure drops to 390-litres in the plug-in hybrid due to the battery.

Most importantly, there’s acres of leg, shoulder and headroom in the rear and there’s lots of storage cubbies around the cabin as well as a very nice interior lighting package. It also has slightly more rear legroom than the previous-generation A8 thanks to a slightly longer wheelbase.

There are also two Isofix points in the rear and one optional fitting in the front passenger seat.


  • No Euro NCAP score
  • Strong space frame construction
  • Lots of driver assistance tech

The A8 hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP, but is built around a very strong construction and comes with the very latest driver assistance tech, so you should be in good hands.

All cars benefit from Quattro four-wheel drive as standard so grip, even in the worst conditions, is generally outstanding. There are a multitude of airbags plus two standard and one optional Isofix child seat mount.

2020 Audi A8 TFSI e driver assistance

Standard driver assistance systems include:

  • Adaptive cruise control with lane departure warning
  • Emergency assist
  • Head-up display
  • Parking System Plus with front and rear sensors
  • Rear-view camera
  • Advanced key
  • Audi Pre-sense Basic
  • Audi Pre-sense Front
  • Camera-based traffic sign recognition
  • Tyre-pressure warning light

There’s also the optional City Assist Pack, which contains:

  • Cross-Traffic Assist Front
  • Audi Side Assist
  • Audi Pre-sense Rear

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A8 Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Space saver spare wheel
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
None available

S8 equipment

S8 standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Sports seats
S8 optional equipment
None available

S8 Vorsprung equipment

S8 Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Sports seats
S8 Vorsprung optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Sport optional equipment
None available

Vorsprung equipment

Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Sports seats
Vorsprung optional equipment
None available