While the S8 is a beast under the hood, the interior is nothing but extravagance. Featuring a combination of subdued and sophisticated finishes and colors, the cabin of the S8 is classy – to say the least. The front seats massage, heat, cool, and adjust in twenty different ways – depending on the occupant’s needs. Active noise cancellation ensures a seemingly quiet ride. An impressive 19-speaker audio system enhances the interior driving experience. An optional rear DVD entertainment system and ample legroom ensures all passengers are catered to. A multimedia interface controls all of this – and while the learning curve might be a bit steep for some, the rewards are well worth the effort to master this navigational system.
The S8 is available in just one trim level. Yet, it’s list of standard features and options are remarkable. Most options are available in package form and are varied. Several stand-alone options are available. Safety features are lengthy and inspiring and include: stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, top-view camera, front and side airbags, front and rear parking sensors, rear-side seat airbags, full length and curtain airbags, and optional blind-spot warning and lane departure systems are also available.
Driving the S8 is an experience. It’s like ensconcing oneself into a plush luxury apartment on wheels. No expense is spared to ensure a safe, extravagant, and powerful driving encounter. Luxury finishes and the highest performance is an expectation, not a perk, from the S8.