2013 Audi S8 First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2013 Audi S8 - Road Test Specs

2013 Audi S8 Sedan

(4.0L V8 Twin-turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Audi S8 Quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl 8A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$115,000 (est.)


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected V8, gasoline with cylinder deactivation
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,993/244
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)512 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)479 @ 1,700-5,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.714:1, II=3.143:1, III=2.106:1, IV=1.667:1, V=1.285:1,VI=1.0:1, VII=0.839:1,VIII=0.667:1
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.204:1
Differential(s)Rear: Electrohydraulic torque-biasing clutch-type; Center: Torsion; Front: Open with brake-differential torque vectoring


Suspension, frontMultilink, air springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, air springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional, variable-ratio
Steering ratio (x:1)15.1:1
Tire typeAll-season, optional summer
Tire size265/40R20, optional 275/35R21
Wheel size20-by-9 inches, optional 21-by-9.5 inches
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated, cross-drilled 15.8-inch steel discs with six-piston calipers
Brakes, rearVentilated 14-inch steel discs with single-piston calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.2 (62 mph)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)23 (European cycle)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)23.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,354
Length (in.)202.2
Width (in.)76.7
Height (in.)57.5
Wheelbase (in.)117.8
Track, front (in.)64.7
Track, rear (in.)64.4
Turning circle (ft.)41.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)38.7
Headroom, front (in.)37.2
Headroom, rear (in.)38.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.8
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (in.)4.7


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/5,000 miles

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