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2017 Audi S8 Plus

AudiReleased on 09/01/2016
$115k Base price
$126k As-tested price
MSRP $126k

Review

Thoroughly capable and supremely comfortable, Audi’s top-shelf luxury sports sedan delivers on key fronts, but falters on few technical elements.

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2017 Audi S8 Plus
Release date
09/01/2016
Base price
$115k
As-tested price
$126k
Body style
Sedan
Cylinders
8
Horsepower
605 hp
Drivetrain
All-wheel drive
Top speed
190 mph
Height
57.4 in
Width
76.7 in
Length
202.6 in
Wheel base
117.9 in
Front track
64.3 in
Curb weight
4685 lbs
Cargo
14.2 cu.ft.
Wheel size
21 in
Total seating
5
Configuration
4-door
Total number of doors
4
Engine size
4 L
Engine type
Gas
Torque
553 lb-ft
Fuel grade
Premium unleaded
Transmission
Eight-speed Tiptronic
Acceleration (0 - 60 mph)
3.5 sec
Front head room
37.2 in
Rear head room
38.1 in
Front leg room
41.4 in
Rear leg room
38.7 in
Front shoulder room
59.1 in
Rear shoulder room
57.8 in
Heated seats
Yes
Fuel tank capacity
21.7 gal
Full range (city/highway)
326/521 miles
City
15 mpg
Highway
18 mpg
Type
Ceramic
ABS system
Yes
Front brakes
Disc
Rear brakes
Disc
Bluetooth
Yes
GPS
Yes
Infotainment
Yes
USB connection
Yes
Premium sound system
Yes
Parking assistant
Yes
Rear view camera
Yes
Side view camera
Yes
Top view camera
Yes
Anti-theft alarm system
Yes
Tire pressure monitor
Yes
Terms
4 Years/50000 Miles
Tire size
P275/35YR21
09/01/2016
$122k
 
SUV
8
416 hp
All-wheel drive
 
76.9 in
80.9 in
187.5 in
112.2 in
59.6 in
5724 lbs
79.5 cu.ft.
19 in
6
4-door
4
4 L
Gas
450 lb-ft
Premium unleaded
7G-TRONIC 7-speed
5.8 sec
42.4 in
40.1 in
52.5 in
41.9 in
56.3 in
56.3 in
 
25.4 gal
 
13 mpg
14 mpg
Adaptive
Yes
 
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
275/55R19
09/01/2016
$70,600.00
 
Sedan
6
365 hp
All-wheel drive
 
58.9 in
75.4 in
205 in
124.4 in
 
4784 lbs
15.7 cu.ft.
19 in
5
4-door
4
3.3 L
Gas
376 lb-ft
Premium unleaded
8-speed automatic
5.4 sec
41 in
38 in
46.3 in
37.8 in
59 in
58 in
 
21.9 gal
 
17 mpg
24 mpg
4-wheel disc
Yes
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
Front P245/45VR, Rear 275/40VR
03/01/2016
$83,940.00
 
Sedan
8
467 hp
Rear-wheel drive
168 mph
56.7 in
72.6 in
193.5 in
112.2 in
 
4034 lbs
 
19 in
5
4-door
4
5 L
Gas
389 lb-ft
Premium unleaded
Eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift
4.5 sec
38 in
37.8 in
40.6 in
32.8 in
57.2 in
55.7 in
 
17.4 gal
 
16 mpg
24 mpg
Brembo
Yes
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
55/35R19, 275/35R19
09/01/2015
$130k
 
Sedan
8
650 hp
All-wheel drive
190 mph
55.8 in
75.2 in
197.3 in
114.8 in
64.3 in
4497 lbs
24.5 cu.ft.
21 in
4
4-door
4
4 L
Gas
590 lb-ft
Premium unleaded
8-speed automatic
3.6 sec
36.9 in
36.6 in
41.3 in
37 in
57.2 in
55.9 in
Yes
19.8 gal
 
 
 
 
Yes
Disc
Disc
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
 
 
Yes
4 Years/50,000 Miles
P275/30YR21
10/22/15
$46,555.00
$66,425.00
Sedan
6
335 hp
All-wheel drive
200 mph
57.2 in
72.2 in
195.5 in
114.6 in
61.4 in
3913 lbs
13.7 cu.ft.
18 in
5
4-door
4
3.6 L
Gas
285 lb-ft
Premium unleaded
Eight-speed
3.7 sec
39.2 in
37.5 in
42.6 in
35.4 in
56.9 in
54.8 in
 
19 gal
 
 
 
Disc
Yes
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
Yes
 
245/40R18
09/18/2015
$63,995.00
$63,995.00
Sedan
8
707 hp
 
204 mph
58.26 in
75 in
200.8 in
120.4 in
64 in
4575 lbs
 
20 in
5
4-door
4
6.2 L
Gas
650 lb-ft
Premium unleaded
TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission
 
38.6 in
36.6 in
41.8 in
40.1 in
59.5 in
57.9 in
 
18.5 gal
 
19 mpg
31 mpg
Brembo
Yes
six-piston
four-piston
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
275/40ZR20
08/19/2015
$97,400.00
 
Sedan
8
449 hp
All-wheel drive
130 mph
58.7 in
83.9 in
206.5 in
124.6 in
 
4630 lbs
16.3 cu.ft.
18 in
5
4-door
4
4.7 L
Gas
516 lb-ft
 
7-speed automatic
4.8 sec
39.7 in
37.4 in
41.4 in
34.1 in
59.7 in
59.1 in
 
21.9 gal
 
17 mpg
26 mpg
 
Yes
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
255/45R18
04/06/2015
$42,395.00
$46,890.00
Sedan
8
292 hp
 
 
58.7 in
75 in
198.6 in
120.2 in
 
4029 lbs
 
20 in
5
4-door
4
5.7 L
Gas
 
 
8-speed automatic
 
38.6 in
37.9 in
41.8 in
40.1 in
59.5 in
57.7 in
Yes
19.1 gal
 
16 mpg
25 mpg
4-wheel
Yes
Disc
Disc
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Yes
100,000 mile powertrain
 
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