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2020 Audi S8

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Pros

  • Classy and understated looks
  • Lots of rear passenger space
  • Powerful engine

Cons

  • Less trunk space than rivals
  • Infotainment can be fiddly to use
  • Some available features should be standard

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 22 highway, 16 combined

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2020 Audi S8 trims

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Base:

  • 563-hp, 590-lb-ft of torque 4.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • A/C Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Audi S8

1. Understated but sporty looks 

If you don’t like to shout about performance, then the 2020 Audi S8 may be the sports saloon for you. Redesigned for the 2020 model year, the Audi S8 is a performance version of the luxurious A8. Its silver body accents, aluminum-look mirror caps, and S-model-specific bumpers lend it an upmarket air. At the same time, its low stance, 20-inch alloy wheels – 21-inch rims are available – and quad exhaust pipes signal its more sporting intent.  

2. Powerful engine 

There is only one engine for the 2020 Audi S8, a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8. The eight-cylinder has an output of 563 hp, with 590 lb-ft of torque, which are big numbers for big performance. Audi quotes a zero-to-60 acceleration time of 3.8 seconds, which for a large saloon is no mean feat. Whether you’re an enthusiast or a more relaxed driver, the S8’s eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission has a choice of fully automatic or manual modes, so you can tailor the driving experience to suit your mood. 

3. AWD and adaptive suspension  

The 2020 Audi S8 has road holding to match its looks and performance, a dynamic all-wheel steering system to improve agility, and a quattro® sport differential. A predictive active air suspension is also standard, controlling each wheel individually for improved passenger ride comfort and more dynamic handling when you want to enjoy those more spirited driving moments. 

4. A luxurious interior 

As you’d expect from being based on a luxury sedan, the 2020 Audi S8 has a sumptuous cabin, rich in expensive-looking materials and finishes. Diamond-stitched leather seats, an Alcantara headliner, faux-suede door trim, and deep carpets are standard luxurious features. Built on the long-wheelbase A8 chassis, passengers of all sizes should be able to get comfortable with 44.3 inches of rear legroom. For added relaxation, the Audi S8 Rear Seat Comfort package offers massage, lumbar adjustment, and memory functions.  

5. Lots of technology 

The 2020 Audi S8 has a high level of onboard technology to keep everyone happy, whether on the school run or those interstate road trips. A 10.3-inch screen operates the infotainment functions and features wireless Apple CarPlay® and wired Android Auto connectivity, while the four-zone climate control system is accessed via an 8.6-inch digital interface. The 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen® sound system will please music fans and the 2020 Audi S8 also has convenience covered with satellite navigation, a heads-up display, power soft-close doors, and a powered trunk lid as standard.

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Audi S8 features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Full Leather Interior
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

4.0L

Horsepower

563

Torque (ft-lbs)

590

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

21.7

Wheelbase

123.1"

Overall length

209"

Width

76.6"

Height

58.6"

Leg room

F 41.5"/R 44.3"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 38.5"

Front tires

P265/40YR20

Rear tires

P265/40YR20

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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