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.
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.
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