The Audi S8 is that this German automaker's flagship performance sedan, however it only has been offered occasionally. Debuting at the beginning of the brand new millennium, it had been the 3rd vehicle for that United States sell to bear an "S" badge. Accustomed to showcase Audi's performance engineering, S- and RS-badged automobiles compete directly against other automakers' performance models from divisions like BMW's M and Mercedes-Benz's AMG. Like a high-luxury, high-performance and-tech platform, the S8 may be the standard-bearer in Audi's toolbox.
All-weather capability, highly detailed interior, offers the handling of a midsize sport sedan in a luxury sedan package, big trunk, stealth appearance.
Engine doesn't completely satisfy, mediocre rear legroom, stealth appearance can also be confused with bland and boring.
Changes to Audi's hot-rod version of the A8 flagship are minimal for 2003. Among them are a new set of 18-inch alloys; birch or sycamore wood interior trim; new black dash and door panel trim; and "Audi Exclusive" embossment for the headrests. Also, the premium package now includes the navigation, parking assist and tire pressure monitoring systems. Three limited-edition color combinations will be offered -- a silver exterior with a burgundy interior, a Ming Blue exterior with a platinum interior and a black exterior with a caramel interior -- but the Alcantara leather package has been discontinued.