• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $115,900–$115,900
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 605-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2017 Audi S8

Our Take on the Latest Model 2017 Audi S8

What We Don't Like

  • T-handle gear selector operation
  • Small trunk for such a big car
  • Brake squeal

Notable Features

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

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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

 

Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 1 reviews

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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.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 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/10,000mi

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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