The 2013 Audi S8 is based on the Audi A8, a luxury sedan for 5 passengers. Like the 2013 Audi A8, the 2013 Audi S8 uses aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) construction, and is equipped along a long list of standard features. Highlights of the standard equipment list 2013 Audi S8 include full LED lighting, including headlights, running lights, tail lights, turn signals and puddle lighting side mirror. The 2013 Audi S8 is also equipped with headlight washers, power folding outside mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, heated washer nozzles, quad exhaust outlets and aluminum trims accent. All season performance tires are standard, mounted on aluminum wheels of 21 inches, and the S8 provides power soft close doors and power open and -Closing decklid.
2013 Audi S8 Interior
Inside, the 2013 Audi S8 is equipped with electrically adjustable sports seats 22-way heating, ventilation, memory. The sport-stitched Valcona leather upholstery is standard, and a mixture of aluminum and carbon interior trim Atlas, Nappa leather spread to various parts of the cabin, head of premium poster Alcantara sports steering wheel and power tilt 3-spoke / telescopic paddle shift. The S8 also includes control 4 zone automatic climate dual acoustic side glass window panel, backlight power rear and side sunshades, LED ambient cabin lighting and an electric sunroof.
Audi Advanced Key key-less entry and starter button fires twin-turbo V-8 engine for 2013 Audi S8, and the sporty luxury sedan includes Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming and a premium audio system 630-watt Bose surround sound with satellite radio , HD radio and an iPod connection. The MMI Navigation Plus system includes voice recognition, handwriting recognition platform, and the Audi Connect service with Google Earth images navigation, search Google Local, Mobile and capacity Wi-Fi.
2013 Audi S8 Features
Several option packages are available for the 2013 Audi S8. The package includes heated rear seats, heated steering wheel and rear seat with ski bag. The Driver Assistance package adds the adaptive cruise control system, blind spot monitoring, and Audi Pre-Sense Plus technology. The Audi Lane Assist system package adds lane departure warning, and a 4-spoke steering wheel instead of the 3-spoke sport steering wheel. Finally, full leather package adds the Nappa leather around the dash and door panels, and housings headrest.
To further customize the 2013 Audi S8, Audi offers the Selection Design package. This option includes only Balao brown leather with stitching and piping Snow White, Snow White Alcantara headliner, the Balsamic Brown Natural Fine Grain Ash wood trim and aluminum inlays shook. Additional improvements additional cost to the Audi S8 include an entertainment system for rear seat dual screen, 1,400-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system with 19 speakers advanced, night vision assistant with pedestrian detection technology, solar sunroof , choice of cabin materials and decorations and designs of 21-inch wheels with performance tires.
2013 Audi S8 Engine
The twin-turbo direct-injection 4.0-liter V-8 engine powers the 2013 Audi S83, generating 520 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, 481 lb-ft of torque at 5500 rpm. An 8-speed automatic transmission is combined with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system and Audi sports differential. Under the normal driving conditions, Quattro provides 60% of engine power to the rear wheels.
The 2013 Audi S8 is equipped with a braking system performance and adaptive air suspension performance. The use of technology in Audi drive select, the driver can adjust the steering components, suspension and powertrain Audi S8 to match one of the three preset settings: Auto , Comfort, or the Dynamic. An individual setting is also available, and allows the driver to mix and match different elements of Comfort, Auto and Dynamic menus. Estimated EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Audi S8 are 15/26/19 mpg (city / highway / combined).
2013 Audi S8 Safety
The 2013 Audi S8 includes 8 airbags, traction control, stability control and 4-wheel vented disc antilock brakes with brake assist. Additional standard features include the rain sensing wipers, reversing camera, park sensors front and rear lights assistance and auto dimming. A package of optional driver assistance systems includes Active Cruise Control with stop-and capacity-go system, blind spot monitoring, and Audi presense Plus technology. Audi presense Plus detects when an accident is potentially going to happen, you can automatically apply the brakes to reduce the 2013 Audi S8 before impact, and the cockpit of an accident is made by closing the sunroof, close windows, and hardening of the seat belts.
Additional safety-related options include Active Lane Assist system and night vision assistant with pedestrian detection technology. This last feature can detect people and animals up to 1,000 feet ahead of the car, and when the 2013 Audi S8 is within 300 feet of the person or animal, system signals yellow visual warning to remind the driver that has watch out. If the person or animal steps on the path of 2013 Audi S8 as car approaches, the visual warning changes from yellow to red.