2017 Audi S8 Pricing
- Standard turbocharged V8 delivers incredibly quick acceleration
- All-wheel drive assures solid all-weather capability
- Clean design and high-quality materials throughout the cabin
- Drives and handles like a much smaller sedan
- Not as much trunk space as you might expect for a car of its size
- Less rear legroom than in its German competitors
- Offered in only one very aggressive trim
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Features & Specs
|plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A)|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||605 hp @ 6100 rpm|
Our experts’ favorite S8 safety features:
- Active Lane Assist
- Detects lane markings and helps gently steer the vehicle back into the lane if you approach a line without the turn signal being activated.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
- Maintains a set interval from a lead vehicle in front and will bring the vehicle to a stop as traffic dictates.
- Side Assist (Blind-Spot Monitoring)
- Monitors approaching traffic behind the vehicle using radar and warns the driver as necessary before a lane change.
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A member of the exclusive "600-Plus-Horsepower Club," the 2017 Audi S8 distinguishes itself as a full-size luxury sedan, rather than a raucous, fire-breathing sports car. While the S8's engine draws the most attention, Audi's flagship sedan gives away nothing in comfort, convenience and handling. The S8's advanced suspension makes it a legitimate world-class sport sedan and its interior quality matches anything the competition offers.
For 2017, Audi phases out the standard 520-horsepower S8. That leaves only the top-of-the-line S8 Plus, introduced last year as the only S8 available in America. The only noteworthy change is the addition of new interior color selections, including black leather seats with red stitching.
The S8's twin-turbocharged V8 spits out 605 hp and 517 pound-feet of torque (and can be prodded to a temporary 553 lb-ft by an overboost function). It's linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters driving all four wheels through Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The S8 returns an EPA-estimated 18 mpg (15 city/24 highway).
The sport-tuned, adjustable air suspension delivers impressive cornering ability for a large executive sedan. And though it can hold its own on a twisting road, the S8 is at its best on an open highway, where the suspension settles down for a smooth, comfortable and controlled ride.
With typical design cues from the Audi family tree, the S8's exterior style may not captivate onlookers, but its spacious cabin rivals that of a private jet or European sports yacht. Leather, wood and other upscale materials abound, capped by features including heated and cooled front seats with massage functions, multi-zone automatic climate control and a premium sound system.
Technology includes an easy-to-use infotainment system with navigation, a head-up display, Bluetooth connectivity and Audi Parking System Plus, which provides an overhead view of the car and sensors that warn the driver of nearby obstacles. The standard S8, available in only one trim level, is equipped so generously that most buyers won't need to add much. But those seeking increased performance and luxury features, or additional driver assistance systems, can choose from several packages and options.
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2017 Audi S8 Overview
The 2017 Audi S8 is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include , and plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A). The 2017 Audi S8 comes with all wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, .
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2017 Audi S8 Gas Mileage
2017 Audi S8 plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
18 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/24 highway MPG
|EPA Est. MPG||18|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drive Train||all wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||4685 lbs.|