AUDI S8 · photos, packages and modifications

Presently like other models of Audi RS and Audi S, the Audi S8 too presents the fastest and exclusive of the versions available today. Constructed on the base of A8 Saloon its added features boast a V8 turbocharger engine which provides excess of 500 bhp along with other relatively aggressive tweaks to its style both on the inside and on the outside. Another distinguishing factor of the S8 compared to its rivals Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes are the Audi trademark Quattro system of four wheel drive which aids in keeping up with the additional power of the car and in result providing an improved grip in winter and wet seasons too. Although Audi S8 offer muscular performance however it still offers the experience of a calm and comfortable limousine that offers a stylish and extravagant cabin with it. With all the appealing offers of the S8, it is however quite heavy on the pocket besides lacking the dynamics that engage the driver like other rival rear wheel drives.

The initial model of A8 has been severely criticized for its plain design and styling however S8 has done a lot to address the issue through adding in massive alloy wheels of 20 inch, a delicate body kit and a one frame aggressive chrome grille. The back witnesses an "S" badging and a squad exhaust pipe set. The already exquisite interior has undergone several sporty upgrades which include carbon fibre trim, grey back dials and Alcantara and quilted leather on the dashboard and the seats. The standard equipment is also very appealing with the BOSE surround sound system, sat-nav and climate control features all coming as standard. However even after the generous offering of the Audi S8, it still fails to make a mark compared to the Jaguar XJ Supersports or even its own sibling the S7 Sportback.

Although Audi S8 use the same twin turbo 4.0 litre engine,however its power output has been upped to an incredible 513 bhp allowing a torque of 650Nm. This power allows the car to be blazing fast in a straight line however owing to the Quattro system and the adjustable air suspension,the corners are very grippy too.

Though the S8 engine is new, the gearbox and all wheel drive are standard whereas a high standard incredible interior is also a part. The Audi S8 also sport many rather complicated electronics on the board as well, however Audi has earned a reputation for its reliability which is un-matchable by its rivals like Jaguar. However even after keeping such a strong reputation the brand returned only average annual driver power survey scores finishing after BMW and Mercedes in the overall category of 2012.

The boot space of the S8 is equally generous as the A8's allowing 510 litre boot. With a flat and wide opening allowing easy loading of even the bulkiest of objects, the model comes with an electric tailgate and well catered rear seats as well. Ample leg and head space to fit three adults in the back is available along with several usable cubby holes. The front seats have undergone several adjustments and even with the given dimension, visibility is very good rendering it an easy to park car. Additionally to improve its motorway cruising range, a 90 litre fuel tank is also added attraction in its features.

A table of all modifications of Audi model S8




 
 
Total modifications: 15
Model name Body type Door Po- wer Trans- mission 0-100 km Max spd Fuel Fuel rate
Audi S8 2015 - PRESENT
4.0 TFSI quattro Plus
  4 605 hp 8, Sequential automatic 3.8 s 305 km Petrol 10.0 l
4.0 TFSI quattro Plus Pro Line +
  4 605 hp 8, Sequential automatic 3.8 s 305 km Petrol 10.0 l
Audi S8 2014 - PRESENT
4.0 TFSI quattro
  4 520 hp 8, Sequential automatic 4.1 s 250 km Petrol 9.4 l
4.0 TFSI quattro Pro Line +
  4 520 hp 8, Sequential automatic 4.1 s 250 km Petrol 9.4 l
Audi S8 2012 - PRESENT
4.0 TFSI quattro
  4 520 hp 8, Sequential automatic 4.2 s 250 km Petrol 10.1 l
4.0 TFSI quattro Pro Line +
  4 520 hp 8, Sequential automatic 4.2 s 250 km Petrol 10.1 l
Audi S8 2009 - 2010
5.2 FSI quattro Advance
  4 450 hp 6, Sequential automatic 5.1 s 250 km Petrol 13.4 l
Audi S8 2007 - 2010
5.2 FSI quattro
  4 450 hp 6, Sequential automatic 5.1 s 250 km Petrol 13.4 l
Audi S8 2007 - 2009
5.2 FSI quattro Pro Line +
  4 450 hp 6, Sequential automatic 5.1 s 250 km Petrol 13.4 l
Audi S8 2006 - 2007
5.2 FSI quattro
  4 450 hp 6, Sequential automatic 5.1 s 250 km Petrol 13.4 l
5.2 FSI quattro Pro Line
  4 450 hp 6, Sequential automatic 5.1 s 250 km Petrol 13.4 l
Audi S8 1999 - 2002
quattro
  4 360 hp 5, Sequential automatic 6.6 s 250 km Petrol 13.9 l
Audi S8 1999 - 2001
quattro
  4 360 hp 6, Manual 5.4 s 250 km Petrol 13.7 l
Audi S8 1997 - 1999
S8
  4 340 hp 5, Sequential automatic 6.8 s 250 km Petrol 14.9 l
Audi S8 1996 - 1999
S8
  4 340 hp 6, Manual 5.5 s 250 km Petrol 14.3 l
 
 
 
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