The 2014 Audi S8 is a high-performance full-size luxury sedan that is offered in a well-equipped trim level. Unlike the A8 on which it is based, the S8 there is no possibility of a longer wheelbase. Standard features for 2014 Audi S8 include 21-inch alloy wheels, the summer tires, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, LED headlamps, automatic main beam control, a top view camera, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a power tailgate, soft-Close-power doors, keyless ignition and entry, diamond-stitched leather seats, four-zone climate control, 22-way multi-contour front seats, the heating and ventilation for front seats, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and power rear and rear window sunshades.
The 2014 Audi S8 Electronic features include a navigation system, Audi MMI electronics interface, 8-inches central display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with CD player, satellite radio and a iPod interface. Also included are Audi Connect, a blind-spot monitoring and a rear-end collision warning system.
Options include a range of packages. The Cold Weather package includes a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and rear seat pass-through with ski bag. The Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control with a frontal impact protection system. The Lane Assist package adds a lane departure warning system and a four-spoke steering wheel. Individual option highlights include various wheel designs, a solar sunroof support, a rear-seat entertainment system, night vision devices and a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system.
2014 Audi S8 Interior
Based on the Audi A8 Sedan, the 2014 Audi S8 benefits from a thoroughly modern and understated design. First-class materials meet with craftsmanship and installation in one of the most beautiful interiors in the automotive world. Seating comfort is exceptional, thanks to 22-way adjustable front seats with massage numerous functions that drivers of all sizes guarantee to find a comfortable position. Rear passengers will feel not miss it, since there are plenty of head and leg room for larger adults.
Audi MMI interface should be a hit for technology enthusiasts, since it controls a variety of functions. The menus take a little getting used to, but once you are accustomed to more complicated tasks can be performed with ease. Also included is a remote touchpad to trace the letters with your fingertips user input or find telephone, music or navigation data allows. Some may cringe Bang & Olufsen surround sound system from the price of the premium, but audiophiles will probably agree that it is one of the finest audio systems on the market. The one glaring errors in the S8 is his surprising lack of trunk. At a paltry 13.2 cubic feet, the loading capacity is lower than that of many compact sedans and by far not sufficient luggage for four adults.
2014 Audi S8 Engine
Power to the 2014 Audi S8 is produced a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, 520 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque. The eight-speed automatic transmission drives all four wheels through a standard all-wheel drive. Audi claims the S8 from zero to 60 mph 3.9 seconds, which is faster than fast Audi R8 exotic sports car company Sprint. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 19 mpg combined (15 mpg city / 26 mpg highway).
2014 Audi S8 Safety
Standard safety features for the 2014 Audi S8 include antilock disc brakes, stability control, the front and rear parking sensors, a top view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear-end collision alert front-seat side airbags, rear-seat side airbags full-length side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. Optionally, a frontal impact protection system that monitors traffic and warns the driver if a potential collision is detected, the brakes apply when seems imminent collision and the driver does not respond. A lane departure warning and a night vision camera are also available.