2014 Audi S8 Photos and Details [Video] [Photo Gallery]
Cosmetic changes to the S8 make it look a little bit lighter on its feet. The wave pattern on the old headlights has been replaced by the new Matrix LED system. The grille has been cleaned up and moved ever so slightly up while the new hood includes two new character lines.
As you'd expect from Audi, the taillights are very cool as well. A thin chrome strip connects them and creates a raised
The S8 remains the biggest sports sedan in Audi's model range, and while it's not as powerful as the RS7, the performance is quite acceptable. Through the 2014 model year update, the S8 continues to use the new 4.0-liter twin-turbo TFSI engine rated at respectable 520 PS (510 hp).
Top speed is electronically limited, respecting the German speed armistice, and 0 to 100 km/h takes the same 4.2 seconds as before.
Average fuel consumption for the S8 is just 10.1 liters per 100 kilometers (23.29 US mpg), corresponding to 235 grams CO2 per kilometer (378.20 g/mile). The new V8 engine that's been adapted in various roles, from the RS6 to Bentley's Continental GT, comes standard with COD, shutting down fuel to half its cylinder under light loads.
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