• (5.0) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $20,635$34,683
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 16
  • Engine: 450-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Audi S8

Our Take on the 2009 Audi S8

Our Take

Audi's S performance designation graces the automaker's largest sedan, the A8 flagship, in the form of the S8. The S8 is the quickest A8 money can buy. Competitors include the Jaguar XJR and Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. Many luxury options become standard for 2009.The S8 measures 199.3 inches... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Overly boosted steering
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • 450-hp V-10
  • Based on A8 sedan
  • Standard AWD

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 2 reviews

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Best car ever

by S8star from Louisville, ky on June 25, 2012

This S8 is about the most lean muscle, sleek as a ballerina, bad to the bone automobile on the road. With all wheel drive, a Lamborghini V10 and some of the most comfortable, keep you seated, seats on... Read Full Review

1 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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