(5.0) 4 reviews
MSRP: $40,381$68,909
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 19
Engine: 520-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Audi S8

Our Take on the 2013 Audi S8

Our Take

On the heels of a redesigned A8, Audi unleashed a performance variant, the S8, for 2013. Though it's four cylinders short of the 12-cylinder A8 W12, the S8's twin-turbo V-8 makes more power and is the most powerful sedan Audi has built. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • High-performance sibling to flagship A8
  • Twin-turbo V-8
  • All-wheel drive
  • Sport-tuned adaptive air suspension
  • Massive brakes, 21-inch wheels

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.