A performance variant of the Audi A8, the 2013 S8 is a full-size sedan powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 520 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The standard 8-speed automatic transmission is paired with AWD. Features include 20-inch wheels, 22-way front comfort seats, touch technology navigation, cornering lights-static LED, heated side mirrors, heated windshield nozzles, hands-free phone capabilities, and rear seat entertainment system. Safety is comprised of night vision assistant with pedestrian detection, Side guard® head curtain airbags, electronic stability control, brake assist, anti-lock braking, electronic brake pressure distribution, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, rear-passenger thorax side airbags, and Audi lane assist. The A8 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013 Audi has replaced the V8 engine in the A8 with a supercharged V6. The new engine promises to significantly improve fuel economy for the large A8 while still offering respectable performance.
Strong acceleration; responsive handling; fuel efficiency; excellent MMI interface; extensive driver-safety and accident-avoidance features
The long-wheelbase version of the A8, the A8L, is now slightly longer than the BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, bringing an exceptionally roomy interior. The A8 still manages to feel more nimble and responsive than would ever be expected for such a large vehicle. A number of other tech features, such as the industry-first full LED headlamps and the next-generation touchpad MMI interface inside, are market standouts.