Audi A8 Depreciation

An Audi A8 will depreciate 65% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $29,427.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $84,245 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Audi A8 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $15,661 81.41% $68,584 13,500 2021
2 $36,689 56.45% $47,556 27,000 2022
3 $42,973 48.99% $41,272 40,500 2023
4 $50,968 39.50% $33,277 54,000 2024
5 $54,818 34.93% $29,427 67,500 2025
6 $60,244 28.49% $24,001 81,000 2026
7 $63,150 25.04% $21,095 94,500 2027
8 $65,425 22.34% $18,820 108,000 2028
9 $67,826 19.49% $16,419 121,500 2029
10 $70,673 16.11% $13,572 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,661 81.41% $68,584
2 $36,689 56.45% $47,556
3 $42,973 48.99% $41,272
4 $50,968 39.50% $33,277
5 $54,818 34.93% $29,427
6 $60,244 28.49% $24,001
7 $63,150 25.04% $21,095
8 $65,425 22.34% $18,820
9 $67,826 19.49% $16,419
10 $70,673 16.11% $13,572

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If you purchase a used Audi A8 that is 2 years old, then you could save $36,689 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $18,129. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used A8 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy an Audi A8

The 2016 Audi A8 is our top pick for the best model year value for the A8. With the 2016, you would only pay, on average, 40% of the price as new, with 67% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 model years are also attractive years for the A8, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the A8's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Audi A8 models.

Audi A8 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $84,245 $84,245 $241 $0 0% 100%
2019 $83,800 $68,513 $289 $15,732 18.67% 81.41%
2018 $84,197 $47,911 $379 $20,602 30.07% 56.45% Better
2017 $83,956 $41,650 $517 $6,261 13.07% 48.99% Better
2016 $82,912 $33,362 $608 $8,288 19.9% 39.5% Best
2015 $82,912 $29,752 $791 $3,610 10.82% 34.93% Good
2014 $81,331 $24,301 $1,126 $5,451 18.32% 28.49% Good
2013 $79,734 $21,254 $1,285 $3,047 12.54% 25.04%
2012 $78,411 $18,910 $1,390 $2,344 11.03% 22.34%
2011 $78,190 $16,838 $1,600 $2,072 10.96% 19.49%
2010 $73,799 $13,534 $1,645 $3,304 19.62% 16.11%
2009 $74,550 $10,392 $1,897 $3,142 23.22% 11.4%
2008 $73,288 $9,976 $2,254 $416 4% 10.54%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $84,245 100%
2019 $68,513 81.41%
2018 $47,911 56.45% Better
2017 $41,650 48.99% Better
2016 $33,362 39.5% Best
2015 $29,752 34.93% Good
2014 $24,301 28.49% Good
2013 $21,254 25.04%
2012 $18,910 22.34%
2011 $16,838 19.49%
2010 $13,534 16.11%
2009 $10,392 11.4%
2008 $9,976 10.54%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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