2017 Audi S8

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$115,900–$115,900 MSRP range
(5.0) 1 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 Audi S8 base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    18 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    605-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Elegant, understated styling
  • High-quality interior
  • Powerful acceleration
  • Quiet cabin
  • Comfortable seats, front and back

The Bad

  • T-handle gear selector operation
  • Small trunk for such a big car
  • Brake squeal
2017 Audi S8 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Audi S8

  • Premium luxury sport sedan
  • Twin-turbocharged V-8
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Adjustable drive modes
  • Bang &amp
  • amp
  • Olufsen audio system available

2017 Audi S8 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Fortified with a 605-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine, the Audi S8 is the hot rod of the A8 line. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, an adaptive suspension and driver-selectable settings for the steering and suspension. Rivals include the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and BMW Alpina B7.

What's Special

  • New black leather upholstery with red stitching
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Available full-leather interior
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium sound system


Here's info on the regular A8:

What it is: The A8 is Audi's flagship sedan and it's available with a choice of two gasoline engines: a supercharged V-6 or a turbocharged V-8. Audi has dropped the gas W-12 engine, so named because it has four cylinder banks that approximate the shape of a W, and the turbo-diesel V-6. The diesel is shelved while Audi and parent company Volkswagen resolve an emissions-cheating scandal with government authorities. Competitors include the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Lexus LS 460. A performance model, the S8, comes with a V-8 engine.
New for 2017
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension
  • LED headlights
  • Heated leather front seats
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • 14-speaker Bose surround sound audio system
  • Navigation system with Google Ear...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Fortified with a 605-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine, the Audi S8 is the hot rod of the A8 line. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, an adaptive suspension and driver-selectable settings for the steering and suspension. Rivals include the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and BMW Alpina B7.

What's Special

  • New black leather upholstery with red stitching
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Available full-leather interior
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium sound system


Here's info on the regular A8:

What it is: The A8 is Audi's flagship sedan and it's available with a choice of two gasoline engines: a supercharged V-6 or a turbocharged V-8. Audi has dropped the gas W-12 engine, so named because it has four cylinder banks that approximate the shape of a W, and the turbo-diesel V-6. The diesel is shelved while Audi and parent company Volkswagen resolve an emissions-cheating scandal with government authorities. Competitors include the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Lexus LS 460. A performance model, the S8, comes with a V-8 engine.
New for 2017
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension
  • LED headlights
  • Heated leather front seats
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • 14-speaker Bose surround sound audio system
  • Navigation system with Google Earth imagery
  • Audi Connect with Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 450-hp, turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Rear entertainment system
  • Head-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Night vision with pedestrian and animal detection

 


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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

This is the uber Audi! Best of the 17 I have owned

by Car Nut from Stamford on August 28, 2017

Ridiculously powerful for a four-door family sedan, but it has the handling to go with it. A well-balanced car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Audi S8 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Audi S8 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, 1 Year/Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 Year / Unlimited Miles

    1 Year/ Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty features 1 Year / Unlimited Miles of warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired and coverage honored at over 300 Audi dealerships service centers throughout the U.S., total confidence is yours as you take the road less traveled.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S8 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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