2014 Audi S8 

  • $110k
  • 2014
  • 520 HP 4.0L
  • 155 mph
If your definition of luxury means an interior that looks as if it were custom-built by the finest artisans just for you, you'll be more than pleased with what Audi has created inside the 2013 A8 luxury sedan.
by KBB (Feb, 2013)
As far as resale values go, we expect the 2012 Audi A8 and S8 to hold values on par with both the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7 Series.
by KBB (Feb, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Audi S8

0-60mph

Audi S8
3.9 s

Top speed

Audi S8
155 mph

Data points Key details of the Audi S8

Price

Audi S8
$110k

Horsepower

Audi S8
520 HP
Audi S4
329 HP

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Powertrain

The 2013 Audi A8 is offered with three different powerplants – a supercharged V6 with start/stop technology, a twin-turbocharged V8 with on-demand cylinder deactivation and a W12.
by KBB (Feb, 2013)
An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
by cars.com (Dec, 2011)
The replacement 4.0-liter V-8 is the twin-turbocharged and features cylinder deactivation that allows it to run as a V-4, just like in the A8.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2013)

Performance

For those other times, when you're grasping toward an apex in a speeding rage, the carbon brakes are fantastic.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2011)
Behind them are vented discs sporting six-pot calipers up front and single-piston calipers in the rear.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2011)
But here it's making 520 horses and 481 pound-feet of torque.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2013)

Engine

The last S8 was powered by a high-revving, naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V-10, an engine that seemed somewhat out of place in a luxury sedan.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2011)
For 2013, the Audi expands the A8 lineup to four trims: a 3.0T V6, 4.0T V8, S8 and W12.
by KBB (Feb, 2013)
The gain is said to be five percent overall on the European cycle, but when cruising on four cylinders at 50 mph the improvement can be up to 10 percent.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2011)

Transmission

The most obvious changes are the standard 20-inch wheels—21s are available—the aluminum mirror caps, and the grille detailing.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2011)
A bevy of airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard.
by cars.com (Dec, 2011)
Similarly, the eight-speed ZF automatic can be shifted with steering-wheel-mounted paddles, but they become superfluous once you drop the shift lever into sport and the transmission perks up.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2013)

Interior

For 2013, the Audi A8 is available with a multitude of safety, audio and interior enhancements as optional equipment.
by KBB (Feb, 2013)
Microphones in the headliner gather information on sounds in the cabin and the control unit receives additional data from the crankshaft sensor.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2011)
This is a villainous luxury car, one so wicked that merely hopping behind the wheel should make you a person of interest to Interpol.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Audi
Price $110,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2014
City mileage 15 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain Quattro AWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 8 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.71:1
  2. 2: 3.14:1
  3. 3: 2.11:1
  4. 4: 1.67:1
  5. 5: 1.29:1
  6. 6: 1:1
  7. 7: 0.84:1
  8. 8: 0.67:1
Axle ratio 3.08:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,642 lb
Width 76.8 in
Height 57.5 in
Length 202.4 in
Wheelbase 117.7 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
0-60mph 3.9 s
Drag coefficient 0.27

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.93 lb/hp
Maximum hp 520 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,993 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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