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
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.
Low profile - it does not shout "look at me". The interior is a really nice place to be, and the handling is quite amazing. The quattro system feels very secure in rain.
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.
The engine and the melodious throaty
sound it makes. I'd rather listen to
the engine than the awesome sound
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.