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

type Series Production Car
released at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
engine 4.0 TFSI
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Turbocharged
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Direct Injection
displacement 3993 cc / 243.67 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.33 in
stroke 89 mm / 3.50 in
compression 10.1:1
power 387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 130.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 247.03 bhp per tonne
torque 652.1 nm / 481 ft lbs @ 1700 to 5500 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Space Frame w/Steel Pilars
driven wheels quattro AWD
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Servotronic Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension 5-Link w/Air Suspension
r suspension Trapezoidal-link w/Air Suspension
curb weight 2105 kg / 4642 lbs
wheelbase 2990 mm / 117.7 in
length 5140 mm / 202.4 in
width 1950 mm / 76.8 in
height 1460 mm / 57.5 in
transmission 8-Speed Tiptronic Automatic
gear ratios 4.71:1, 3.14:1, 2.11:1, 1.67:1, 1.29:1, 1.00:1, 0.84:1, 0.67:1
final drive 3.08:1
top speed ~250 kph / 155.25 mph
0 – 100 kph ~4.1 seconds
drag 0.27 Cd
combined fuel econ eu 9.6 L/100 km or 24.50 mpg-us
emission 225 g/km
fuel capacity 90 litres or 23.76 gal.