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Audi S8 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 360 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Audi S8

  • Want to drive the hero car from the movie Ronin instead of the BMW 7 Series or Mercedes S-Class? This is it -- minus the dual-tank nitrous system.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Faster and quicker than A8, lots of cool gadgets, all-wheel drive, aluminum space frame technology.

  • Cons

    Price paid for advanced technology, rather bland exterior design, costly to repair if body gets crunched.

  • What's New for 2002

    The S8 is Audi's high-performance version of the flagship A8. For 2002, Audi has made an in-dash six-disc CD changer standard, and an OnStar telematics system and a tire-pressure monitor optional fare. It has also improved the stability control system and updated the navigation system software. New exterior and interior colors round out the changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Audi d2 s8

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Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Beautiful car, beautifully made and engineered. S8 with Alcantra/Recaro interior. Some of the best seats I have ever sat in. Leather is amazing, very nice solid feel to every bit of the interior. The engine looks/sounds/feels teriffic. Brakes, suspension, and handling are all very sharp and precise for a car this size. Fuel economy is nothing spectacular, but the car is geared very short compared to its A8 counterpart and is very hard to stay off of the go pedal. The car does need to be maintained properly. A coil pack and some disconnected vacuum lines have happened. Also an unknown problem with the catylitic conversion system. Overall a great work of engineering by Audi




Amazing

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Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

I purchased this with 49,000 miles a few months ago. What an amazing, comfortable car. It handles nearly as well as my Porsche 968 cab, but is so much more comfortable & quiet! Bose Stereo/Nav is rubbish and will be replaced in the next few weeks. If the chance to look at one comes your way, make the effort.



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S8 smokin'

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Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

As a former BMW M5 and 7-Series owner I have to say that the Audi S8 tops them both. The S8 delivers the comfort of the 7-Series with the all-out performance of the M5 (but without the cramped cabin). The ride is stff but not harsh and the lightness of the aluminum body and suspension makes it feel like a much smaller car than it is. Nimble like a sports car, yet with plenty of leg room and a humongous trunk, the S8 gets my vote for the best high-end sports sedan of all time.



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Stealth and style

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Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Fast, handsome, unobtrusive, the S8 gets my vote for any long-distance car trip. Seats and legroom are excellent. Acceleration from 65 to 85 (or from 85 to 105 -- but I wouldn't know) is tremendous. The price you pay is poor gas mileage. We love the interior layout and materials. Light on its feet for a large car. Grippy tires, stiff suspension. Excellent sound system. Huge trunk.




Audi awesome

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Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

EXCELLENT CAR< PERHAPS THE BEST LARGE SEDAN AVAILABLE, SMOKES THE 7!




Why all audis rule

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Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

This is BY FAR the best Audi I have ever driven, and I've driven quite a few. The ride, power, luxury ... just awesome. Any doubt that anyone has about this car is purely groundless. Quattro = best 4-wheel drive system ever. Cannot be beat. One and only flaw: Doesn't exactly sip gas... but not really hard on it either (a 1998 A6 is harder on gas) since it is made of aluminum. Which is also nice, since it improves stiffness and safety without increasing weight (but increasing price :). Still definately worth it. 360 hp = awesome power. Every possible luxury appointment has been added. Just an all-around awesome car.



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Full 2002 Audi S8 Review

What's New for 2002

The S8 is Audi's high-performance version of the flagship A8. For 2002, Audi has made an in-dash six-disc CD changer standard, and an OnStar telematics system and a tire-pressure monitor optional fare. It has also improved the stability control system and updated the navigation system software. New exterior and interior colors round out the changes.

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Talk About The 2002 S8

2002 Audi S8 Discussions See all Started By

markcincinnati
markcincinnati
02-19-2002
OK the poop from either Car and Driver or Road and Track or CAR magazine -- heck it may even have been in European Car recently -- on the 2.9T is this: It is very possible to produce a reliable, driv...


volvomax
volvomax
04-07-2006
According to Manheim, a 2002 Audi S8 w/ 50k will fetch @ $25,000 at auction....


markcincinnati
markcincinnati
04-07-2001
Yes the S8 will out do the A6 4.2 w/sport any day -- but perhaps the comparison isn't "fair."...



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