2017 Audi S8 Owners Manual – The Audi S8 Plus contends in the higher class of the extravagance sports-car domain, exchanging blows with so many machines as the 577-hp Mercedes-AMG S63 and the 600-hp BMW Alpina B7. The past, 520-hp S8 wasn’t exactly keeping up in the strength wars, however, so Audi presented the boss Plus model for 2016 with more force—and it’s currently the main S8 setup accessible to U.S. purchasers. (We’re not griping.)
Other than a slight cost increment for the new model year (up to $1025, or under 1 percent, to $116,850), the main gear change for the 2017 S8 Plus is a recently accessible upholstery choice: dark calfskin with Arras Red sewing, which costs $5500 as a major aspect of an Audi Design full cowhide bundle. Because of the more thorough requirement of EPA coastdown test methodology, the 2017 S8 Plus loses 1 mpg on its parkway and consolidated efficiency gauges, which are presently 15/24 mpg city/expressway and 18 mpg joined (we found the middle value of 15 mpg in a trial of a 2016 form).
2017 Audi S8 What We Like:
Oh kid, that motor. The S8 Plus’ twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 has a vile yet curbed thunder and rockets the enormous all-wheel-drive vehicle not far off with supercar-like power. The run to 60 mph is excused in a meager 3.3 seconds, just 0.4 seconds behind Audi’s own V-10–fueled R8 sports vehicle. On the off chance that you shell out $11,000 for the Dynamic bundle, the S8’s maximum velocity limiter doesn’t kick in until an elevated 190 mph—ideal for the superhighway, if not American turnpikes.
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What We Don’t Like:
The S8‘s interior gives a slight sign that the A8 is jumping on in years, with below-average innovation contributions contrasted and others in the super sedan class. The best way to get a USB port is to purchase a $129 Audi Music Interface link, for example (albeit an exclusive connector to associate with an iPhone is incorporated), and the presentation screens utilize a more established variant of Audi’s MMI infotainment programming than do more up to date models, for example, the A4, Q7, and TT. Something else, it’s difficult to think of numerous drawbacks to this widely inclusive vehicle—even its mileage evaluations aren’t awful for a vehicle this snappy, and its base cost of $116,850 is essentially less expensive than the Mercedes-AMG S63 ($145,625) and the BMW Alpina B7 ($137,995).