Under the premium performance sedan segment, nothing can beat Audi S8. But then, that is the base model we are talking about. How about the ‘Plus’ trim of this model? So here’s the catch, out with the overly posh Bimmers and the crazily over-priced AMG’s… and make way for the 20169 Audi S8 Plus.
What It Offers
For a sedan, S8 Plus comes as a certified debonair, breathing out the classy air of the upper class. There’s no mistake on its lines and creases that elegance and refinement are the main points here. The familiar Singleframe grille is still present and was finished in glossy black. Meanwhile the honeycomb mesh design of the carbon-fiber crafted air inlets are painted in matte black.
However, don’t be mistaken by its cool appearance for inside is a raging beast with a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 heart partnered up with an 8-speed automatic gearbox with manual shifting mode. Together, they can come up with the raging 605 horsepower and 553 pound-foot of torque.
Inside the Cabin
Now, here’s the more exciting part for those who want to travel in style and comfort. The interior shows a sportier side with its black entirely leather upholstery that is enhanced by contrast stitching and piping in what they dubbed as Arras Red. On the other hand, the headliner is furnished in black Alcantara.
Other features include ambient lighting, the Alcantara package, power-assisted door closing, sensor-driven luggage compartment locking, and a DVD/CD changer. Customization is available for German-spec models which includes the assistance package with Audi pre sense plus, Bose surround system, 4-zone deluxe automatic airconditioning system and MMI navigation plus with MMI touch.
- Category : Premium Performance Sedans
- Engine : 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8, front placement
- Transmission : 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : 4WD
- Power : 605hp
- Torque : 553 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 3.4 seconds
- Top Speed : 155 mph (governed) or 190 mph (governed)
- Mileage : (city) 16 MPG; (highway) 27 MPG
- Price : starting at $115,825