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Audi S8:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Audi S8 side view
Audi S8 angular front perspective
Audi S8 angular rear perspective

Overview of the Audi S8

Learn about the Audi S8

Audi S8 Summary

Standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system, the Audi S8 comes with a potent engine. Essentially an upgraded version of Audi's flagship A8 luxury sedan, drivers of the Audi S8 will notice a significant increase in power and control. The sedan comes packed with an assortment of high-quality features. Since its introduction in 2001, it's been available in a single well-equipped trim level, Plus. However, drivers who wish to add specific features to their Audi S8 have an assortment of packages available to them, including the Cold Weather package and Rear Seat Comfort package.

Pros and cons of the Audi S8

  • Incredibly powerful engine
  • Luxurious interior with plenty of tech features
  • Handles like a much smaller sedan
  • Expensive price tag
  • Limited trunk space compared to competitors
  • Not many trim options throughout production life
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Audi S8

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption16.2 - 17.6 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.9 - 10.7 L/100km
  • Width1945 mm
  • Length5302 mm
  • Trunk space354 L
  • Cargo space354 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi S8

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Audi S8 2020 - 2023 is available in 1 trim:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Audi S8

Dimensions of the Audi S8

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20231485 mm1945 mm5302 mm
20221485 mm1945 mm5302 mm
20211485 mm1945 mm5302 mm
20201485 mm1945 mm5302 mm