2014 Audi S8


2014 Audi S8

2014 Audi S8

With 382 kW (520 hp) – the S8 is Audi’s big sports sedan. Its 4.0 TFSI paired with quattro all-wheel drive accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds, yet consumes on average just 9.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (24.50 US mpg), corresponding to 225 grams CO2 per kilometer (362.10 g/mile). The COD technology that greatly improves the efficiency of the sonorous, twin-turbo V8 under part load is largely responsible for this top value. In four-cylinder mode, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) uses precise antiphase noise to eliminate intrusive noise in the interior, while active engine mounts dampen vibrations. The A8 4.0 TFSI quattro, the A8 L W12 quattro and the A8 hybrid also have the ANC system on board.

The Audi S8 is the only member of the A8 family whose exhaust system ends in two elliptical dual tailpipes. Dynamic steering, the quattro powertrain with sport differential and the adaptive air suspension sport with an S-specific setup are standard. The wheels are 20 inches in diameter, and the brake calipers on the front axle bear S8 emblems.

The Audi A8 can be distinguished visually by means of several distinctive design modifications The Audi design selection black/vermont brown with Carbon twill copper inlays is available for the interior.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
released at2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
engine4.0 TFSI
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTurbocharged
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedDirect Injection
displacement3993 cc / 243.67 in³
bore84.5 mm / 3.33 in
stroke89 mm / 3.50 in
compression10.1:1
power387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output130.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight247.03 bhp per tonne
torque652.1 nm / 481 ft lbs @ 1700 to 5500 rpm
body / frameAluminum Space Frame w/Steel Pilars
driven wheelsquattro AWD
front brakesVentilated Discs
rear brakesVentilated Discs
front wheelsF 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Servotronic Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension5-Link w/Air Suspension
r suspensionTrapezoidal-link w/Air Suspension
curb weight2105 kg / 4642 lbs
wheelbase2990 mm / 117.7 in
length5140 mm / 202.4 in
width1950 mm / 76.8 in
height1460 mm / 57.5 in
transmission8-Speed Tiptronic Automatic
gear ratios4.71:1, 3.14:1, 2.11:1, 1.67:1, 1.29:1, 1.00:1, 0.84:1, 0.67:1
final drive3.08:1
top speed~250 kph / 155.25 mph
0 – 100 kph~4.1 seconds
drag0.27 Cd
combined fuel econ eu9.6 L/100 km or 24.50 mpg-us
emission225 g/km
fuel capacity90 litres or 23.76 gal.