Audi A8 Depreciation

An Audi A8 will depreciate 66% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $28,770.

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, 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 $15,341 81.79% $68,904 13,500 2021
2 $34,886 58.59% $49,359 27,000 2022
3 $45,400 46.11% $38,845 40,500 2023
4 $51,634 38.71% $32,611 54,000 2024
5 $55,475 34.15% $28,770 67,500 2025
6 $61,027 27.56% $23,218 81,000 2026
7 $64,195 23.80% $20,050 94,500 2027
8 $65,324 22.46% $18,921 108,000 2028
9 $68,163 19.09% $16,082 121,500 2029
10 $70,808 15.95% $13,437 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $15,341 81.79% $68,904
2 $34,886 58.59% $49,359
3 $45,400 46.11% $38,845
4 $51,634 38.71% $32,611
5 $55,475 34.15% $28,770
6 $61,027 27.56% $23,218
7 $64,195 23.80% $20,050
8 $65,324 22.46% $18,921
9 $68,163 19.09% $16,082
10 $70,808 15.95% $13,437

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If you purchase a used Audi A8 that is 2 years old, then you could save $34,886 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 $20,589. 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 2017 Audi A8 is our top pick for the best model year value for the A8. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 46% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2016 and 2018 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 $68,828 $289 $15,417 18.3% 81.79%
2018 $84,197 $49,706 $379 $19,122 27.78% 58.59% Better
2017 $83,956 $39,229 $517 $10,477 21.08% 46.11% Best
2016 $82,912 $32,706 $608 $6,523 16.63% 38.71% Better
2015 $82,912 $29,103 $791 $3,603 11.02% 34.15% Good
2014 $81,331 $23,537 $1,126 $5,566 19.13% 27.56% Good
2013 $79,734 $20,259 $1,285 $3,278 13.93% 23.8%
2012 $78,411 $19,003 $1,390 $1,256 6.2% 22.46%
2011 $78,190 $16,525 $1,600 $2,478 13.04% 19.09%
2010 $73,799 $13,417 $1,645 $3,108 18.81% 15.95%
2009 $74,550 $10,058 $1,897 $3,359 25.04% 10.95%
2008 $73,288 $9,945 $2,254 $113 1.12% 10.49%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $84,245 100%
2019 $68,828 81.79%
2018 $49,706 58.59% Better
2017 $39,229 46.11% Best
2016 $32,706 38.71% Better
2015 $29,103 34.15% Good
2014 $23,537 27.56% Good
2013 $20,259 23.8%
2012 $19,003 22.46%
2011 $16,525 19.09%
2010 $13,417 15.95%
2009 $10,058 10.95%
2008 $9,945 10.49%
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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 April 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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