Changes for the 2014 Audi S8:
Aside from Audi’s move to combine the Driver Assistance and Camera Assistance option packages for 2014, no changes are made to the company’s flagship luxury sports sedan.
The 2014 Audi S8 comes one way, loaded with equipment and performance. You pick a color from a palette heavy in white, silver, gray, black, and shades of brown. You choose one of six shades of sport-stitched, diamond-quilted leather upholsteries. You decide between wood and Carbon Atlas cabin trim. You select from one of three wheel designs, each measuring 21 inches in diameter.
There are options, including a Cold Weather Package, an Extended Leather Package, a Lane Assist Package, and a Driver Assist Package. A solar sunroof and a night vision assistant with pedestrian detection are also available, along with a Bang & Olufsen advanced audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 10-inch screens. A Design Selection Package adds special Balao Brown leather, comfort-design front seats, and more.
Engines and Transmissions:
A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine is installed under the Audi S8’s hood, generating 520 horsepower and 481 lb.-ft. of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to all four of the car’s wheels through Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi claims the 2014 S8 accelerates to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Additional hardware upgrades for this model include dynamic steering, performance brakes, and a sport-tuned air suspension.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
According to the EPA, the 2014 Audi S8 is expected to return 19 mpg in combined driving.
Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has performed crash tests on the 2014 Audi S8.
There is no shortage of high-tech features for the 2014 Audi S8. Standard equipment includes a 4-zone automatic climate control system and front seats with heating, ventilation and massage, as well as keyless entry and ignition, power soft-close doors, hands-free trunk operation, and full LED headlights with high-beam assistant.
In addition to these features, the S8 is also equipped with an Audi MMI Touch navigation and infotainment system with handwriting recognition capability, Audi Connect services including mobile Wi-Fi connectivity, and a Bose premium sound system with HD Radio, satellite radio, and more. Front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are also standard, along with a top-view and corner-view camera system, and an Audi Side Assist blind-spot information system.
As options, the S8 can be equipped with an Adaptive Cruise Control system with Stop & Go technology, an Audi Pre-Sense Plus system, an Audi Lane Assist system, and a Night Vision Assistant with Pedestrian Detection. A solar sunroof, a dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and a Bang & Olufsen Advanced Audio System are also optional for this model.
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