Audi S8 Review – Research New & Used Audi S8 Models | Edmunds

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There are two of the S8 and each has been based on the A8 sedan from the same period. Building on the A8’s aluminum-frame chassis, the S8 adds a powerful engine, a sport-tuned more powerful brakes and a more aggressive look.

Despite being Audi’s sedan, its combination of a relatively curb weight, muscular and the tenacious grip of the car’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system it surprisingly quick and agile. Quattro system is a key advantage the S8’s competitors as it provides traction, especially in inclement conditions.

Audi made that luxury amenities not sacrificed for the sake of outright A premium leather-trimmed interior, wood accents and exemplary fit and complement both S8 models, as do a bevy of safety features. If is a fault to the S8, it’s probably it doesn’t quite match the potential of some competing Our editors described it as an impressive sedan first and a performance second.

But for those needing AWD security or desiring a fast, stealthy and rare luxury sedan, S8 generation will do nicely.

Recent Audi S8

Produced 2007-’09 after a three-year the most recent Audi S8 was on the second-gen A8. Its most talked-about was its engine. Audi’s engineers advantage of parent company ownership of Lamborghini and snagged the Gallardo’s 40-valve V10 engine. increased displacement to 5.2 liters and FSI gasoline-direct injection to optimize delivery.

The result was an operatic 450 horsepower and 398 of torque. All that sonorous was pushed through a six-speed automatic transmission, so you could keep your fingers on the steering wheel paddle The sound of the engine wailing the quad exhaust pipes was so you could ask the premium audio to take five.

This S8 the performance goods while the driver with an opulent filled with techno-gadgetry. It had an Multi Media Interface Bluetooth-enabled navigation, a 350-watt, Bose audio system a glovebox CD changer and power-retractable mirrors with tilt-in-reverse, and all of it was in sumptuous leather and wood A stiffer version of the standard fully independent adaptive air worked in unity with wheels, performance tires and steering to deliver exceptional in both high- and low-speed

Audi S8

Overall, the combination of luxury, and technology added up to an impressive At the same time, Audi the styling upgrades tasteful so the S8 immediately scream performance like some competitors do. in terms of maximum performance is Audi’s finest a bit of a letdown.

Used Audi S8 Models

it debuted for the 2001 model the first S8 came with a V8 making 360 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. The frame body and lowered, suspension performed well on its wheels. The fit and finish bested else in its class.

It even a starring role in a memorable car in the film Ronin directed by Frankenheimer. Yet the S8 never seemed to the name cachet of its impressive

Audi continued to improve the car by increments until it was discontinued for It offered new features like a monitoring system, front and parking assist and a navigation To increase the feeling of exclusivity, released limited-edition color like a silver exterior a burgundy interior, a Ming exterior with a platinum and a black exterior with a interior.

As a used model, the original S8 provides serious performance that can be enjoyed from the splendid of environments.

If you are looking for years, visit our used S8 page.

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