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General Information
Vehicle Type: 4 door sports sedan
Price: $112,500
Miles Per Gallon: 14
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Engine: 4.0 liter twin-turbo V-8
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0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
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The 2014 S8, as the S8 always has, neatly blends the big German car luxury of the standard A8 with the savage level of performance that Audi constantly proves to the world that they are capable of providing. It is a super-sedan in every way and one that makes it all too clear that Audi is doing it right.

If the new S8 has a weak spot, it's the styling. And given the way Audis usually look, this is sort of to be expected. Subtle tweaks like aluminum mirrors, quad oval tailpipes, front splitter and flashy 21-inch wheels help the S8's case, but not by much. It's rather sedate, as even the hottest Audis are, and the only things that could be described as "flashy" on the S8 would be the red stripe in the S8 badges. One on the tail, one on the grille. The interior, though, is a lot more magnificent to behold than the somewhat sleepy exterior would lead you to expect. The L-shaped shift knob, three-spoke steering wheel and overall rakish trim of the cockpit betray this car's beastly performance, but it still retains high-end luxury like 22-way vented power seats, available Bang and Olufsen stereo, parking assist, and loads of safety technology. People who really want luxury, though, will buy an optioned-out A8. You buy the S8 for power, and the 2014 model delivers that in spades.

For a 4,600 pound sedan to run at supercar speeds, it needs grunt. The S8's 4.0 liter twin-turbo V-8 makes do with 520 horsepower and 481 lb/ft of torque. This runs through an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and of course Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which is fitted with a sport differential and given a 40 to sixty percent rear power split. It's certainly enough to bring the S8 into supercar territory, as the big German sedan will hit sixty in 3.9 seconds in what Audi calls "otherworldly acceleration". Top speed is listed at 155 miles per hour, but you don't have to be an expert to know that this is electronically limited. Handling is aided by adaptive air suspension, which is adjustable to suit driver preferences, be they hard or soft, and the system also has the capability to lower the car as the speed increases. This is a car that may not provide the raw driving bliss of a purer sports car, but it is a car that can keep up with plenty of purer sports cars, and one that gives elite levels of comfort as well.

The S8 starts at $112,500. This is around $37,000 more than the base A8, and that seems like quite a heap of a difference for a car that hardly looks any different or better. This is an Audi, however, and with Audis it's what's on the inside that counts. The A8 is a nice luxury sedan, but the S8 is a nice luxury sedan that also happens to have the thumping V-8 and manic sound of a supercar. It's not a bad combination at all.


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Image Credits: Audi
AUDI S8 07-09 A8 04-10 AIR STRUT SHOCK FRONT RIGHT 4E0616040 #PH01 picture
AUDI S8 07-09 A8 04-10 AIR STRUT SHOCK FRONT RIGHT 4E0616040 #PH01
$580.0

AUDI S8 POWER CHIP MODULE MORE Hp + SAVE GAS! 2001 2002 2003 2007 01 02 03 07   picture
AUDI S8 POWER CHIP MODULE MORE Hp + SAVE GAS! 2001 2002 2003 2007 01 02 03 07
$19.99

1 pce S8 Rear Logo Badge Euro Sport Emblem Sticker Fit For Audi S8  picture
1 pce S8 Rear Logo Badge Euro Sport Emblem Sticker Fit For Audi S8
$5.49

6 X Audi S8 Brake Caliper Wheels Decals Stickers Graphics Vinyl Emblem Logo I picture
6 X Audi S8 Brake Caliper Wheels Decals Stickers Graphics Vinyl Emblem Logo I
$8.99

01 02 AUDI S8 Right Headlamp (xenon) - Autogator OEM picture
01 02 AUDI S8 Right Headlamp (xenon) - Autogator OEM
$220.0

AUDI S8 POWER CHIP MODULE MORE Hp + SAVE GAS! 2008 2009 2010 2013 08 09 10 13  picture
AUDI S8 POWER CHIP MODULE MORE Hp + SAVE GAS! 2008 2009 2010 2013 08 09 10 13
$19.99

6 X Audi S8 Brake Caliper Wheels Decals Stickers Graphics Vinyl Emblem Logo I picture
6 X Audi S8 Brake Caliper Wheels Decals Stickers Graphics Vinyl Emblem Logo I
$8.99

OEM Audi S8 SFG Sport Chrome Grill A8 D3/4E (05-10) PG picture
OEM Audi S8 SFG Sport Chrome Grill A8 D3/4E (05-10) PG
$549.9

2001 AUDI S8 SEDAN OWNERS MANUAL DEAL
2001 AUDI S8 SEDAN OWNERS MANUAL DEAL "FAST FREE U.S. PRIORITY SHIPPING"
$19.95

2002 AUDI S8 OWNERS MANUAL NAVIGATION MANUAL & CASE
2002 AUDI S8 OWNERS MANUAL NAVIGATION MANUAL & CASE "FAST FREE U.S. SHIPPING"
$94.0

Fit 2001-2003 S8 Air Filter IGI-46338  Solid Auto Parts Performance picture
Fit 2001-2003 S8 Air Filter IGI-46338 Solid Auto Parts Performance
$79.06

Clear Vinyl - Floor Mats - Protectors - Front Mats-CUSTOM - Audi picture
Clear Vinyl - Floor Mats - Protectors - Front Mats-CUSTOM - Audi
$54.95


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