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quattro 5.2L V10 AWD 6-speed Automatic - (3 reviews )
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By nperence
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2008 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (5.2L 10cyl 6A)


Review

This is the perfect car for someone who needs a large sedan. It has loads of space, a huge trunk, its performance is quite astonishing, yet its appearance does not give it away as blatantly as say an AMG Merc. The quattro makes it possible to drive in any weather. The car also has two personalities: a tame, comfortable luxury sedan and a sports sedan with high-revving (up to 7000 RPM redline) shifts in 'S' mode. Finally, it has the best interior I have ever sat in and its MMI is much simpler to use than either BMW or Merc's systems.


Best Features

V10, MMI, subtle styling.


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Great car, Infuriating Controls
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By Dave
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2008 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (5.2L 10cyl 6A)


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Fantastic car. Great handling, styling and quality. The MMI controls will drive you insane. The simplest function becomes very complex. Turning on the heated seats, solar shade, etc. The navigation system - thought was broken. Numerious major addresses in major cities could not be found. Turns out for 2008 you don't enter the city, but the county of location. That is insane, Florida has like 50 counties. No idea, where one starts and stops.


Best Features

Engine, sound system, the B&O is fantastic. Handling, acceleration is impressive. Much better quality and driver experience than my MB 600 SL.


Worst Features

Navigation system needs a better disk, huge mistake. MMI still too complex. One should not need to read a phone book to operate a vehicle. Maybe, a new user start up, prompting each setting would be a good idea. Then done with it, or tweak once in use.


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Just as good as the others
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By BHW
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2008 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (5.2L 10cyl 6A)


Review

To say that the S8 lags behind the other luxo-cruisers is only revealed by a few clicks on the stopwatch. In real world application, with its 4x4 drive system, I have found the S8 to be far - vastly - more confidence inspiring than the others. You never feel at the limit or out of shape in the S8 as it seamlessly governs oversteer, understeer and anything else you can throw at it. When I drive the S Class extremely hard, I can get it inside out such that the ESP feels confused. I would even venture to say that in the canyons near SLC, I can drive the S8 faster than its competitors. Its limits are just far more accessible than with the others.


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That said, having come from a Porsche GT3 as a daily driver, I still want 4.5 second speed. Even if the S8 doesn't get rolling until 50+ mph, I still like neck-snapping speed off the line.


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