The Audi S8 is a large, four-door sport luxury sedan offered in one trim with numerous package and option updates.
The price begins at $116,850 (including $950 for destination). Top options include a Dynamic Package ($11,000), that brings in front and rear carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, and a sport exhaust system with black finishers. Exclusive exterior colors ($3,900), interior leather color options ($5,500), and decorative inlays (no charge) add personalization.
Other options include a Driver Assistance ($2,100), Night Vision Assistant ($2,300), Black Optic ($5,500), Rear Seat Entertainment ($3,000), and Full Leather ($5,500) packages, as well as a Bang and Olufsen sound system ($6,300). With every conceivable option taken, your final price could top $150,000.
We think customers will opt for the Driver Assistance Package with its active lane assist and adaptive cruise control. For performance enthusiasts – and if you're buying an S8 Plus, you're going to fall into that category – the Dynamic Package is hard to overlook, while audiophiles will appreciate the 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system, although the standard Bose system is still excellent.
The top standard features include:
- Voice-control navigation with head-up display
- 14-speaker, 630-watt Bose audio system
- Audi Drive Select (driver-selectable driving modes)
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Top and corner view camera system
- Valcona leather interior with heated front seats
- Power trunk
- Power tilt and telescopic steering column
- Power side and rear window sunshades
- Quad exhaust tips
The 2017 Audi S8 Plus offers one powertrain, a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine makes 605 horsepower and 517 pound-feet of torque (up to 553 pound-feet with overboost). This engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capabilities. All models feature Quattro all-wheel drive and a sport differential. The S8 Plus returns 15 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which isn't terrible for a 4,600-pound sedan that can hit 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds.