Introduction to the New S8 sedan from Audi It’s hard to believe that a car this size can move this fast, but the 2020 S8 from Audi has more horsepower than the new mid-engine C8 Corvette. The Audi S8 also has leading technology when it comes to safety and autonomous driving. That level of refinement doesn’t come cheap; this big body sedan carries a hefty price tag. It starts at an MSRP of $129,500.
That puts it on par with Aston Martin and Porsche, but does the new S8 from Audi truly matchup to the competition? When fully equipped with all the best packages and options, the Audi S8 can get downright presidential. So, here’s a closer look at a 2020 Audi S8 with all the bells and whistles. The Audi S8 comes with so much performance technology and power that there’s very little you can do to enhance the driving experience with packages and add-ons. It already has a 4.0 Liter twin turbo V8 engine that produces 563 horsepower,
Quattro all-wheel drive, and dynamic all-wheel steering. The difference in performance from the A8 to the S8 comes from tweaking and increasing the turbo’s boost pressure to 26 PSI. So, this isn’t just an Audi A8 with more leather. It’d be interesting to see the 2020 Audi S8 race against an Aston Martin Vantage or BMW M760i. The suspension system in the Audi S8 is amazingly intuitive. It utilizes the forward-facing camera to adjust It leans into turns. It rocks back to anticipate hard stops and loosens forward for maximum acceleration.
However, you can enhance your Audi S85 stopping power with $9,900. This puts ceramic brakes and gray brake calipers on the 2020 S8 sedan. Style Points One of the first custom options you can add to an S8 is the exterior paint. There are 12 basic colors, but for an additional cost of $3,900 you can choose an Audi exclusive special paint color. Some of these so-called exclusive paints are basic colors in different showroom floors, but the Goodwood green pearl stands out from the crowd.
The Black Optic package upgrades the 20-inch wheels to a high gloss v-spoke pattern with black finish for an added cost of $1,800. The tires get swapped for 265/40 summer performance tires. The Black Optic package also adds high gloss black inserts here and there, including the mirror housing. The S8 Executive package costs $3,300 and makes some interesting additions to the S8 build out. You get HD laser light headlamps with washers and OLED taillights.
Surprisingly, there aren’t any vanity modifications that can be made to the S8, like a rear spoiler or ground effects kits. Admittedly, those chunky inserts would cheapen the S8 luxury sedan, but you can add those type of features to the BMW M740i. So, why not the 2020 S8? Interior Amenities The interior of the 2020 Audi S8 comes with premium leather sport seats for the front occupants. For an added $7,750 you can add the Executive Rear Seat package.
It’s important to note that adding this package also bundles in the Rear Seat Connectivity package. So, this bundle adds another $3,250. You get a footrest in the rear of the sedan and heated foot massage functions. The seats themselves are heated, ventilated and have massage functions. The head rests have more padding. The armrests are heated and the center console in the back-seat area is leather-wrapped. For those who need to finish up some work on the go, there’s a fold out production table that comes out of the center console. It might help to add the Cold Weather package for $800 so that the front seats get heated, as well.
The Rear Seat Connectivity package makes the rear of the S8 difficult to beat. It comes with two tablet screens in the headrests and a DVD player. You also get USB ports and power outlets that help to transform the rear bench into a mobile entertainment hub or office. The Full Leather package costs $5,500. It elevates the entire cabin with full grain nappa leather.
0It’s not just the seating. This package puts leather on the door pockets, armrests, seat covers, headrest shells, and dashboard. However, woodgrain inserts are noticeably missing from the options list. You get carbon fiber or piano black plastic. That makes the overall aesthetic in the 2020 Audi S8 rather