The 2009 Audi S8 is the sport version of the flagship Audi A8. The 2009 Audi S8 is a carryover from the 2008 Audi S8 and uses the same 5.2L V10 which produces 450 horses. This is the same engine used in the Audi S6 and its cousin, the Lamborghini Gallardo. The S8 has one transmission available and that is the 6-speed Triptronic automatic. The Quattro AWD comes standard. The Audi S8, like other S models in the Audi lineup, features more aggressive suspension, wheels, tires, exhaust, and styling, which all add up to a more thrilling driving experience when compared to the plush Audi A8. Options on the 2009 S8 include radar-controlled adaptive cruise control, sunshades, a powered trunk lid, heated rear seats, a rearview camera, Sirius satellite radio, power door close assist, and full leather interior. The 2009 Audi S8 is a great alternative in a world where most people gravitate to the BMW 7-series and the Mercedes S-Class. This is the perfect car for ski-trips with the family, thanks to the Quattro AWD, or blasting down the highway, thanks to the 450 hp V10 and S-tuned suspension.Read more Read less
The A8 has few changes for 2009, but receives Audi's advanced parking system with a rearview camera, a keyless entry and start system as well as power door closers.
All-weather performance; superb safety; excellent ride and comfort; top tier sound systems; full interior features.
The 2009 Audi A8 is separated from its competition thanks to its all-wheel-drive quattro system that comes standard. The A8 offers an especially distinctive, comfortable interior and strong lineup of high-tech interior convenience features, especially in the flagship W12 6.0L guise. The S8 pairs all of the A8's technological wizardry with the same V10 engine used in the Lamborghini Gallardo, making the S8 not only extremely luxurious, but also an excellent performer.