2013 Audi S8 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 8 April 2013 , 07:04:08 byAngela

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Audi S8

Audi offered one loaded Audi S8 to one automotive enthusiast which shared part of his experience. The model he tried out was equipped with 20-inch Dunlop SP Winter Sport treads attached and the test lasted for two weeks. According to the specialist the cabin was really quite quiet as the noise reduction materials have kept out most of it. The materials used for the interior are all great so, he could not decide which one was better.


The new Audi S8 has as standard 22-way adjustable front seats which are incredibly comfortable. In terms of fuel consumption, the model is capable of covering 24.4 miles per US gallon. Under the hood it used to hide a 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine, but now, the S8 features a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 with cylinder-on-demand technology which enables the car to produce 512 horsepower and 479 lb. ft. of torque. This output also helps the car accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. the engineers have offered carbon ceramic front brake discs and the rear sport differential maximizes the action of the rear-biased Quattro all-wheel drive system. The new Audi S8 comes in only one standard size with no extended wheelbase available.


According to the manufacturer, the model is on sale since the fall of 2012 and in case you did not know, it is probably the single best one in the bunch. Its most powerful competitor is the Porsche Panamera Turbo S which is close to the S8 in terms of sportiness, but it has a starting price of $140.000. The next competitor is the BMW Alpina B7, but to be really hones, we do not really think it has what it take to surpass the Audi S8. These are all the details on the 2 weeks experience of out enthusiast. Source: autoblog