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Product Overview

Audi S8 D5 (Typ 4N) is a full-size luxury sedan in production from 2020. It is powered by a bi-turbocharged hot-V8 engine that displaced 4.0 liters. ZF 8HP automatic transmission and AWD are standard.
Compared to the previous D4 S8, the D5 has essentially the same drivetrain. Its styling is perhaps worse, thanks to nonsensical obsession with large front grilles.
Audi has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Audi S8 (D5) comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability, at the expense of cost and a little bit of durability.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good performance
  • Great comfort
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Uglier than before
  • No real difference in drivetrain from the D4 S8 except more emission-related complexities

What external reviewers found***

Ext 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb handling
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Excellent tech and quality
  • Impressive refinement
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Comfortable cabin
Cons
  • Lack of refinement
  • Noisy on the motorway
  • Noisy at low speed
  • Pricier than rivals
  • No L version
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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
16.3 L / 17.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
9.5 L / 10.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
615 kg / 1356 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle
11.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
14.0 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
265/40 R20
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door mild-hybrid Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1475 mm / 58.1 in
Size | Length
5190 mm / 204.3 in
Size | Width
1945 mm / 76.6 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1629.0 mm / 64.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1614.0 mm / 63.5 in
Weight
2220.0 kg / 4894.3 lbs
Wheel Size
9J x 20
Wheelbase
2998 mm / 118.0 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.6 sec
CO2 Emission
246 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.28
Fuel Economy
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
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)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Engine
CWWB
Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.1:1
Engine | Displacement
4.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
Engine | Power
571.0 hp / 425.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
142.9 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
800 Nm / 590.0 lb-ft @ 2050-4500 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic tiptronic

Production

Availability
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The Audi S8 sits atop the line-up of the latest A8 executive saloon. In order to upgrade the already technology-packed model, Audi has crammed in even more tech and its turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine. With 563bhp, the new unit has 34bhp more than the top-spec version of the previous S8.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Impressive refinement
  • Comfortable cabin
Cons
  • Noisy at low speed

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 produces 563bhp and 800Nm of torque. The 8-speed auto handles this mostly smoothly, and with quattro four-wheel drive the chunky 2,305kg S8 will sprint from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds. In the UK, the S8 is only available in short-wheelbase form – there's no L version.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent tech and quality
Cons
  • Lack of refinement
  • No L version

carmagazine[3]

Sentiment Score 91%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
Audi S8 is a brilliant, well-built, sports car. It sounds fantastic and handles like a much smaller car due to a suspension system that crushes the laws of physics. The petrol V8, while not the full 592bhp seen in the new RS6 and RS7, is still stupendously powerful. It's addictively quick, with serious thrust that presents itself in a lazy, torquey kind of way.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb handling
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Powerful V8
Cons
  • Noisy on the motorway
  • Pricier than rivals

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Audi S8 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/s8/first-drives/audi-s8-2020-uk-review. 2020-10-13. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
2. ^ New Audi S8 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/s8/108407/new-audi-s8-2020-review. 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
3. ^ Audi S8 review: defying gravity. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/audi/s8/. 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2022-07-17.

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