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Compare Audi A8 D5 facelift [50 TDI] vs Audi S8 D4 [S8] vs Audi S8 D5

Reviews

Neo score
81%
86%
83%
Pros
  • Decent performance
  • Sleek styling (in SWB)
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Low official fuel consumption
  • Rather good styling
  • Powerful V8TT engine
  • Great suspension setup
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Good performance
  • Great comfort
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Too many gizmos
  • Engine keeps getting smaller
  • Questionable long-term reliability
  • Uglier than before
  • No real difference in drivetrain from the D4 S8 except more emission-related complexities

Price

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Variants

50 TDI
55 TFSI
60 TFSI e
60 TFSI
S8
S8 Plus

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft
520 L / 18.4 cu-ft
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
14.0 L / 14.8 qt
14.8 L / 15.6 qt
16.3 L / 17.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.1 L / 6.4 qt
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
9.5 L / 10.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
665 kg / 1466 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs
615 kg / 1356 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle
11.0 deg
11.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
15.0 deg
14.0 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Multi-link
Tire Size
235/55 R18, 255/45 R19, 265/40 R20, 265/35 R21
265/40 R20
265/40 R20
Turning Circle
12.9 m / 42.3 ft
12.3 m / 40.3 ft
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
17.9 kWh (gross) | 14.4 kWh (net)
Battery | Type
Lithium-ion
Body Style
4-door mild-hybrid Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door mild-hybrid Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1488 mm / 58.6 in
1458 mm / 57.4 in
1475 mm / 58.1 in
Size | Length
5320 mm / 209.4 in
5147 mm / 202.6 in
5190 mm / 204.3 in
Size | Width
1945 mm / 76.6 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
1949 mm / 76.7 in | 2111 mm / 83.1 in (mirror unfolded)
1945 mm / 76.6 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1645.0 mm / 64.8 in
1632.0 mm / 64.3 in
1629.0 mm / 64.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1633.0 mm / 64.3 in
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
1614.0 mm / 63.5 in
Weight
2045.0 kg / 4508.5 lbs
1990.0 kg / 4387.2 lbs
2220.0 kg / 4894.3 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 18, 9J x 19, 9J x 20, 9J x 21
9.0J x 20
9J x 20
Wheelbase
3128 mm / 123.1 in
2994 mm / 117.9 in
2998 mm / 118.0 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.9 sec
4.1 sec
3.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.6 sec
3.9 sec
3.6 sec
CO2 Emission
171 ~ 177 g/km
225 g/km
246 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.26
0.28
0.28
Electric Range
54.0 km / 33.6 mi
Fuel Economy
6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (combined) | 8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 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)
10.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (combined) | 15.1 L/100km / 15.6 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
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)
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
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Euro 6
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Engine
DMGK
CTFA
CWWB
Engine | Bore
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
16.3:1
9.3:1
10.1:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 181.1 cu-in / 2967.0 cc
4.0 L / 243.7 cu-in / 3993.0 cc
4.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
Engine | Power
286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3500-4000 rpm
520.0 hp / 387.8 kW @ 5800 rpm
571.0 hp / 425.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
96.4 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
130.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in
142.9 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
91.4 mm / 3.6 in
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1750-3250 rpm
650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm
800 Nm / 590.0 lb-ft @ 2050-4500 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
8-speed
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic tiptronic
Automatic ZF 8HP
Automatic tiptronic

Production

Availability
2021
2012 ~ 2015
2020
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