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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 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Audi S8

  • The S8 is not our favorite high-end sport sedan, but it's well-suited for situations where maximum grip and anonymity are required.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    All-weather capability, highly detailed interior, offers the handling of a midsize sport sedan in a luxury sedan package, big trunk, stealth appearance.

  • Cons

    Engine doesn't completely satisfy, mediocre rear legroom, stealth appearance can also be confused with bland and boring.

  • What's New for 2003

    Changes to Audi's hot-rod version of the A8 flagship are minimal for 2003. Among them are a new set of 18-inch alloys; birch or sycamore wood interior trim; new black dash and door panel trim; and "Audi Exclusive" embossment for the headrests. Also, the premium package now includes the navigation, parking assist and tire pressure monitoring systems. Three limited-edition color combinations will be offered -- a silver exterior with a burgundy interior, a Ming Blue exterior with a platinum interior and a black exterior with a caramel interior -- but the Alcantara leather package has been discontinued.

Full 2003 Audi S8 Review

What's New for 2003

Changes to Audi's hot-rod version of the A8 flagship are minimal for 2003. Among them are a new set of 18-inch alloys; birch or sycamore wood interior trim; new black dash and door panel trim; and "Audi Exclusive" embossment for the headrests. Also, the premium package now includes the navigation, parking assist and tire pressure monitoring systems. Three limited-edition color combinations will be offered -- a silver exterior with a burgundy interior, a Ming Blue exterior with a platinum interior and a black exterior with a caramel interior -- but the Alcantara leather package has been discontinued.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



2003 audi s8

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

For me it is the best vehicle so far for all around. It is sporty, classy, family oreinted, stylish, good handling. When you own this car, you do not need sport coupe or SUV. It wil give you all pleasure and your needs. It's a very good built vehicle. Touch up finish is excellent. Having quattro drive and driving in rain is fun. I will recomend this vehicle for every car fanatic




A used 2003 review

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Bought through eBay with 98000 on the odometer. Drove it 2000 miles home in 28 hours. An amazing ride--interior indistinguishable from new. No rattles, no oil consumption, everything works. My 5th used Audi. My recommendation: never buy a new one- -they last 200K miles easily and are used car bargains. I love the dual personality of the S8. A comfortable and quiet crusier that wakes up at 6000 rpm and emits a glorious V8 roar. Handles better than any 4000 pound, 5 pax vehicle should. Love it.




The a8l

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

The A8L is a wonderful car to drive. It is very reliable and has all the confort features one would desire.




Amasing

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

EVERYONE DIS CAR IS SIMPLY THE BEST...ROOMY WITH LOTS OF POWER




Audi s-8

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

this is such a fun hard fast car




Audi s8

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Vehicle: 2003 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Audi S8 is a FUN car. Kind-of uncomfortable - but a real FUN car!



Talk About The 2003 S8

2003 Audi S8 Discussions See all Started By

seltene531
seltene531
03-01-2008
I purchased a used 2001 Audi S8 in Feb. 2008 from a Dealer near me (100 Miles away) that specializes in German Imports. The original owner was a FANATIC about keeping his cars in PERFECT condition. (F...


rjlaero
rjlaero
10-31-2005
I think you're looking at about 110-115k in US dollars when the S8 comes next year. The RS4 is going to be 75k in the US next spring. No way you're going to get the V10 S8 for 95K. The old RS6 back...


merc1
merc1
03-18-2002
Well there probably won't be another S8 next year. The regular "A8" will debut first with the "S8" being a year or two down the line....



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