Does An Audi A8 Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Audi A8 Belt Or Chain

All Audi A8 engines have a timing chain and are interference.

Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain Table

Model Years 1997 — 2021
Engine Option All
Timing Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference Or Non-Interference interference

Audi A8

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Audi A8 model year.

Check the belt or chain for other makes and models here.

Timing Belt Basics

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer’s specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

Timing Belt Questions? See Our Educational Timing Belt Articles

Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner’s manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2021 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2020 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2020 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2020 Audi A8

2019 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2019 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2018 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Audi A8

2017 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2017 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2016 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2016 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L Diesel timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime
6.3L timing chain interference lifetime

2016 Audi A8

2015 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2015 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L Diesel timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime
6.3L timing chain interference lifetime

2014 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2014 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L Diesel timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime
6.3L timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2013 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime
6.3L timing chain interference lifetime

2012 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2012 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.0L timing chain interference lifetime
4.0L timing chain interference lifetime
6.3L timing chain interference lifetime

2011 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2011 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option 4.2L
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2010 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2010 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option 4.2L
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2009 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2009 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4.2L timing chain interference lifetime
6.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2008 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2008 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4.2L timing chain interference lifetime
6.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2007 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2007 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4.2L timing chain interference lifetime
6.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2006 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2006 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4.2L timing chain interference lifetime
6.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2005 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2005 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
4.2L timing chain interference lifetime
6.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2004 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2004 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option 4.2L
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2003 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2003 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option 4.2L
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2002 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2002 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option 4.2L
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2001 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2001 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option 4.2L
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2000 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2000 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option 4.2L
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

1999 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 1999 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1999 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.7L timing chain interference lifetime
4.2L timing chain interference lifetime

1998 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 1998 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1998 Audi A8 Timing Belt Or Chain

Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
3.7L timing chain interference lifetime
4.2L timing chain interference lifetime

1997 Audi A8 — Timing Belt Or Chain

The 1997 Audi A8 has a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.