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Compare Audi S8 D2 facelift [AT] vs Audi S8 D4 [S8]

Reviews

Neo score
84%
86%
Pros
  • The best exterior styling of all Audis
  • Great multi-link suspension setup
  • Arguably the best NA V8 from VAG
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • No electronics gimmicks
  • Rather good styling
  • Powerful V8TT engine
  • Great suspension setup
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Weak automatic transmission
  • Nose-heavy
  • Not as easy to work on as its contemporaries, though far better than later Audis
  • Questionable long-term reliability

Price

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Variants

AT
MT
S8
S8 Plus

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
525 L / 18.5 cu-ft
520 L / 18.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
14.8 L / 15.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
7.5 L / 7.9 qt
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
Fuel Capacity
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
600 kg / 1323 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
245/45 R18
265/40 R20
Turning Circle
12.3 m / 40.3 ft
12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1418 mm / 55.8 in
1458 mm / 57.4 in
Size | Length
5034 mm / 198.2 in
5147 mm / 202.6 in
Size | Width
1880 mm / 74.0 in
1949 mm / 76.7 in | 2111 mm / 83.1 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1591.0 mm / 62.6 in
1632.0 mm / 64.3 in
Track Width | Rear
1580.0 mm / 62.2 in
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
Weight
1750.0 kg / 3858.1 lbs
1990.0 kg / 4387.2 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 18
9.0J x 20
Wheelbase
2880 mm / 113.4 in
2994 mm / 117.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.6 sec
4.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.3 sec
3.9 sec
CO2 Emission
334 g/km
225 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
0.28
Fuel Economy
13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (combined) | 21.7 L/100km / 10.8 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)
9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (combined) | 13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 3
Euro 6
Engine
AQH, AVP
CTFA
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
4.2 L / 254.6 cu-in / 4172.0 cc
4.0 L / 243.7 cu-in / 3993.0 cc
Engine | Power
360.0 hp / 268.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
520.0 hp / 387.8 kW @ 5800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
86.3 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
130.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
430 Nm / 317.2 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic Tiptronic
Automatic ZF 8HP

Production

Availability
1999 ~ 2002
2012 ~ 2015
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