Audi A8 Depreciation

An Audi A8 will depreciate 65% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $29,258.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $84,245 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Audi A8.

Audi A8 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $15,830 81.21% $68,415 13,500 2021
2 $36,857 56.25% $47,388 27,000 2022
3 $43,142 48.79% $41,103 40,500 2023
4 $51,137 39.30% $33,108 54,000 2024
5 $54,987 34.73% $29,258 67,500 2025
6 $60,412 28.29% $23,833 81,000 2026
7 $63,327 24.83% $20,918 94,500 2027
8 $65,602 22.13% $18,643 108,000 2028
9 $68,011 19.27% $16,234 121,500 2029
10 $70,867 15.88% $13,378 135,000 2030

Audi A8 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,830 81.21% $68,415
2 $36,857 56.25% $47,388
3 $43,142 48.79% $41,103
4 $51,137 39.30% $33,108
5 $54,987 34.73% $29,258
6 $60,412 28.29% $23,833
7 $63,327 24.83% $20,918
8 $65,602 22.13% $18,643
9 $68,011 19.27% $16,234
10 $70,867 15.88% $13,378

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If you purchase a used Audi A8 that is 2 years old, then you could save $36,857 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 $18,130. 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, 39% 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 $409 $0 0% 100%
2019 $83,800 $68,513 $457 $15,732 18.67% 81.21%
2018 $84,197 $47,911 $548 $20,602 30.07% 56.25% Better
2017 $83,956 $41,650 $686 $6,261 13.07% 48.79% Better
2016 $82,912 $33,362 $776 $8,288 19.9% 39.3% Best
2015 $82,912 $29,752 $960 $3,610 10.82% 34.73% Good
2014 $81,331 $24,301 $1,294 $5,451 18.32% 28.29% Good
2013 $79,734 $21,254 $1,453 $3,047 12.54% 24.83%
2012 $78,411 $18,910 $1,559 $2,344 11.03% 22.13%
2011 $78,190 $16,838 $1,768 $2,072 10.96% 19.27%
2010 $73,799 $13,534 $1,814 $3,304 19.62% 15.88%
2009 $74,550 $10,392 $2,066 $3,142 23.22% 11.17%
2008 $73,288 $9,976 $2,423 $416 4% 10.31%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $84,245 100%
2019 $68,513 81.21%
2018 $47,911 56.25% Better
2017 $41,650 48.79% Better
2016 $33,362 39.3% Best
2015 $29,752 34.73% Good
2014 $24,301 28.29% Good
2013 $21,254 24.83%
2012 $18,910 22.13%
2011 $16,838 19.27%
2010 $13,534 15.88%
2009 $10,392 11.17%
2008 $9,976 10.31%

Considering financing? Try our Audi A8 Loan Calculator, which will steer you away from unattractive loan structures that put you in a bad financial position relative to the value of your vehicle. Customize a loan that is right for you, or try some basic options, No Money Down, 10% Down and 20% Down.

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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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