Comparison between:
• Audi S8 (D2) 4.2 V8 Quattro (petrol, 1996)
• Audi S8 (D3) 5.2 FSI V10 Quattro Tiptronc (petrol, 2006)
• Audi S8 (D4) 4.0 TFSI V8 Quattro Tiptronic (petrol, 2012)
• Audi S8 (D4 facelift 2013) 4.0 TFSI COD V8 Plus Quattro Ttiptronic (petrol, 2015)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

ManufacturerAudiAudiAudiAudi
SeriesS8S8S8S8
Model(D2) 4.2 V8 Quattro(D3) 5.2 FSI V10 Quattro Tiptronc(D4) 4.0 TFSI V8 Quattro Tiptronic(D4 facelift 2013) 4.0 TFSI COD V8 Plus Quattro Ttiptronic
First year of production1996200620122015
Last year of production199920072013-

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typesedan (saloon)sedan (saloon)sedan (saloon)sedan (saloon)
Number of doors4 (four)4 (four)4 (four)4 (four)
Number of seats5 (five)5 (five)5 (five)5 (five)
Wheelbase2882.00 mm (millimeters)
9.46 ft (feet)
113.46 in (inches)
2.8820 m (meters)
2944.00 mm (millimeters)
9.66 ft (feet)
115.91 in (inches)
2.9440 m (meters)
2994.00 mm (millimeters)
9.82 ft (feet)
117.87 in (inches)
2.9940 m (meters)
2994.00 mm (millimeters)
9.82 ft (feet)
117.87 in (inches)
2.9940 m (meters)
Front track1587.00 mm (millimeters)
5.21 ft (feet)
62.48 in (inches)
1.5870 m (meters)
1620.00 mm (millimeters)
5.31 ft (feet)
63.78 in (inches)
1.6200 m (meters)
1632.00 mm (millimeters)
5.35 ft (feet)
64.25 in (inches)
1.6320 m (meters)
1632.00 mm (millimeters)
5.35 ft (feet)
64.25 in (inches)
1.6320 m (meters)
Rear track1579.00 mm (millimeters)
5.18 ft (feet)
62.17 in (inches)
1.5790 m (meters)
1607.00 mm (millimeters)
5.27 ft (feet)
63.27 in (inches)
1.6070 m (meters)
1623.00 mm (millimeters)
5.32 ft (feet)
63.90 in (inches)
1.6230 m (meters)
1623.00 mm (millimeters)
5.32 ft (feet)
63.90 in (inches)
1.6230 m (meters)
Length5034.00 mm (millimeters)
16.52 ft (feet)
198.19 in (inches)
5.0340 m (meters)
5062.00 mm (millimeters)
16.61 ft (feet)
199.29 in (inches)
5.0620 m (meters)
5146.00 mm (millimeters)
16.88 ft (feet)
202.60 in (inches)
5.1460 m (meters)
5147.00 mm (millimeters)
16.89 ft (feet)
202.64 in (inches)
5.1470 m (meters)
Width1880.00 mm (millimeters)
6.17 ft (feet)
74.02 in (inches)
1.8800 m (meters)
1897.00 mm (millimeters)
6.22 ft (feet)
74.69 in (inches)
1.8970 m (meters)
1949.00 mm (millimeters)
6.39 ft (feet)
76.73 in (inches)
1.9490 m (meters)
1949.00 mm (millimeters)
6.39 ft (feet)
76.73 in (inches)
1.9490 m (meters)
Height1420.00 mm (millimeters)
4.66 ft (feet)
55.91 in (inches)
1.4200 m (meters)
1424.00 mm (millimeters)
4.67 ft (feet)
56.06 in (inches)
1.4240 m (meters)
1458.00 mm (millimeters)
4.78 ft (feet)
57.40 in (inches)
1.4580 m (meters)
1458.00 mm (millimeters)
4.78 ft (feet)
57.40 in (inches)
1.4580 m (meters)
Ground clearance----
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity525.0 l (liters)
18.54 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.53 m3 (cubic meters)
525000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
500.0 l (liters)
17.66 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.50 m3 (cubic meters)
500000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
520.0 l (liters)
18.36 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.52 m3 (cubic meters)
520000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
520.0 l (liters)
18.36 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.52 m3 (cubic meters)
520000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity----
Curb weight1720 kg (kilograms)
3791.95 lbs (pounds)
1940 kg (kilograms)
4276.97 lbs (pounds)
1975 kg (kilograms)
4354.13 lbs (pounds)
1990 kg (kilograms)
4387.20 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight2320 kg (kilograms)
5114.72 lbs (pounds)
2540 kg (kilograms)
5599.74 lbs (pounds)
2575 kg (kilograms)
5676.90 lbs (pounds)
2590 kg (kilograms)
5709.97 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank90.0 l (liters)
19.80 UK gal (UK gallons)
23.78 US gal (US gallons)
90.0 l (liters)
19.80 UK gal (UK gallons)
23.78 US gal (US gallons)
90.0 l (liters)
19.80 UK gal (UK gallons)
23.78 US gal (US gallons)
82.0 l (liters)
18.04 UK gal (UK gallons)
21.66 US gal (US gallons)

Engine

Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fuelpetrolpetrolpetrolpetrol
Type of fuel systemmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)direct injectiondirect injectiondirect injection
Engine model----
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement4172 cc (cubic centimeters)5204 cc (cubic centimeters)3993 cc (cubic centimeters)3993 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism typedouble overhead camshaft (DOHC)double overhead camshaft (DOHC)double overhead camshaft (DOHC)double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Type of aspirationnaturally aspiratednaturally aspiratedturboturbo
Compression ratio11.60 : 112.50 : 19.30 : 19.30 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersV engineV engineV engineV engine
Number of cylinders8 (eight)10 (ten)8 (eight)8 (eight)
Valves per cylinder4 (four)4 (four)4 (four)4 (four)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)84.50 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.33 in (inches)
0.0845 m (meters)
84.50 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.33 in (inches)
0.0845 m (meters)
84.50 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.33 in (inches)
0.0845 m (meters)
84.50 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.33 in (inches)
0.0845 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)93.00 mm (millimeters)
0.31 ft (feet)
3.66 in (inches)
0.0930 m (meters)
92.80 mm (millimeters)
0.30 ft (feet)
3.65 in (inches)
0.0928 m (meters)
89.00 mm (millimeters)
0.29 ft (feet)
3.50 in (inches)
0.0890 m (meters)
89.00 mm (millimeters)
0.29 ft (feet)
3.50 in (inches)
0.0890 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power340 hp (horse power)
253.5 kW (kilowatts)
344.7 ps (metric horsepower)
450 hp (horse power)
335.6 kW (kilowatts)
456.3 ps (metric horsepower)
520 hp (horse power)
387.8 kW (kilowatts)
527.2 ps (metric horsepower)
605 hp (horse power)
451.1 kW (kilowatts)
613.4 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at6600 rpm (revolutions per minute)7000 rpm (revolutions per minute)6000 rpm (revolutions per minute)6100 - 6800 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque410 Nm (newton meters)
41.8 kgm (kilogram meters)
302.4 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
540 Nm (newton meters)
55.1 kgm (kilogram meters)
398.3 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
650 Nm (newton meters)
66.3 kgm (kilogram meters)
479.4 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
750 Nm (newton meters)
76.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
553.2 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at3500 rpm (revolutions per minute)3500 rpm (revolutions per minute)1700 - 5500 rpm (revolutions per minute)2500 - 5500 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM----
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h5.50 s (seconds)5.10 s (seconds)4.20 s (seconds)3.80 s (seconds)
Maximum speed250 km/h (kilometers per hour)
155.34 mph (miles per hour)
250 km/h (kilometers per hour)
155.34 mph (miles per hour)
250 km/h (kilometers per hour)
155.34 mph (miles per hour)
305 km/h (kilometers per hour)
189.52 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient0.290.2860.280.28

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)20.8 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
4.58 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
5.49 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
11.31 mpg (miles per gallon)
2.99 mpl (miles per liter)
4.81 km/l (kilometers per liter)
19.7 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
4.33 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
5.20 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
11.94 mpg (miles per gallon)
3.15 mpl (miles per liter)
5.08 km/l (kilometers per liter)
14.4 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.17 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.80 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
16.33 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.32 mpl (miles per liter)
6.94 km/l (kilometers per liter)
13.7 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.01 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.62 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
17.17 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.54 mpl (miles per liter)
7.30 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)10.5 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.31 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.77 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
22.40 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.92 mpl (miles per liter)
9.52 km/l (kilometers per liter)
9.7 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.13 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.56 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
24.25 mpg (miles per gallon)
6.41 mpl (miles per liter)
10.31 km/l (kilometers per liter)
7.6 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.67 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.01 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
30.95 mpg (miles per gallon)
8.18 mpl (miles per liter)
13.16 km/l (kilometers per liter)
7.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.74 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.09 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
29.77 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.87 mpl (miles per liter)
12.66 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)14.3 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.15 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.78 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
16.45 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.35 mpl (miles per liter)
6.99 km/l (kilometers per liter)
13.4 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.95 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.54 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
17.55 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.64 mpl (miles per liter)
7.46 km/l (kilometers per liter)
10.1 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.22 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.67 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
23.29 mpg (miles per gallon)
6.15 mpl (miles per liter)
9.90 km/l (kilometers per liter)
10.0 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.20 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.64 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
23.52 mpg (miles per gallon)
6.21 mpl (miles per liter)
10.00 km/l (kilometers per liter)
EU emission standard-EURO IVEURO VIEURO VI
Catalytic converter----
CO2 emissions340 g/km (grammes per kilometer)314 g/km (grammes per kilometer)235 g/km (grammes per kilometer)231 g/km (grammes per kilometer)

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Transmission model-6 Tiptronic8 Tiptronic8 Tiptronic
Type of transmissionmanualautomaticautomaticautomatic
Number of automatic gears-6 (six)8 (eight)8 (eight)
Number of manual gears6 (six)---
Final drive ratio----
Drive typefour-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)four-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)four-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)four-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)

Steering

Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinionrack and pinionrack and pinionrack and pinion
Type of power steeringhydraulic-electric-
Turning circle diameter12.30 m (meters)
40.35 ft (feet)
484.25 in (inches)
12.10 m (meters)
39.70 ft (feet)
476.38 in (inches)
12.30 m (meters)
40.35 ft (feet)
484.25 in (inches)
12.70 m (meters)
41.67 ft (feet)
500.00 in (inches)

Suspension

Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - multi-link suspension - multi-link suspension - multi-link suspension - multi-link suspension
Type of rear suspension - independent suspension
- trapezoidal link
- independent suspension
- trapezoidal link
- independent suspension
- trapezoidal link
- independent suspension
- trapezoidal link

Brakes

Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discsventilated discsventilated discsventilated discs
Type of rear brakesventilated discsventilated discsventilated discsventilated discs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)YesYesYesYes

Wheels

Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim size8J X 189J X 209J X 209J X 20
Tyre code245/45 R18265/35 R20265/40 R20265/40 R20