Audi S8 review

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Section: Introduction

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Introduction

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The Audi S8 has some striking vital statistics. It’s almost 5.2 metres long and weighs nearly 2.3 tonnes. It probably has more square metres of leather in it than Air Force One, and yet it can steam to you from 0-62mph in 3.8sec. That’s within a blink of the Audi R8 supercar and 0.5sec faster than the S8’s chief nemesis, the Mercedes S63 AMG.

Yep, this might look like a relatively unassuming luxury limo – it doesn’t look all that different to the regular Audi A8 saloon on which it's based –  but, thanks to a mighty 563bhp 4.0-litre V8 engine under the bonnet, it has the performance to embarrass many sports cars. Despite all that power, though, the Audi S8 still needs to cosset you when you want and get where you’re going in as stress-free fashion as possible – otherwise, what’s the point?

Unsurprisingly, the S8 isn’t cheap to buy, even if it isn’t as outrageously expensive as a Mercedes S63 AMG or, indeed, the most rapid versions of the Porsche Panamera. Is it a fundamentally better buy than those alternatives, though? And which options should you consider paying extra for to experience the Audi S8 at its very best?

Read on to find out the answers and we’ll help you decide if the Audi S8 is the car for you. And remember: whichever car you end up deciding to buy, head over to our New Car Buying pages to find out how much you could save on the brochure price without any awkward haggling.

At a glance

Number of trims1 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions24.6 - 24.6
Avaliable doors options4
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,880 / £8,548
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£3,759 / £17,095

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