The Audi S8 is in comparison with Mercedes and BMW a little outdated, but it is such a good looking and powerful car. High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S8. And every S8 comes standard with the Audi Quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
With 520 hp under the hood, its resonant 4.0 TFSI accelerates the Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.1 seconds. Its combined fuel consumption is just 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers (25.0 US mpg), with an emission of 216 grams CO2 per kilometer (347.6 g/mi). Here the COD (cylinder on demand) system plays a major role. Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) sends precise phase-cancellation noise into the interior over the sound system’s speakers to compensate for noise generated in the cabin when running on four cylinders.
An eight-speed tiptronic distributes the power of the V8 engine to a quattro drivetrain with a sport differential. Among the chassis highlights are the adaptive sport air suspension and dynamic steering – both with S8-specific tuning. The standard wheels are size 9 J x 20. An alternative to the powerful steel brake discs are discs made of carbon-fiber ceramic.