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Audi S8 Overview

The Audi S8 is classed as a full sized executive car which was produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Audi, which is part of the larger Volkswagen Group. The S8 is based on the Audi A8, being the high performance version of this car. It was first introduced in 1996 for the European market and is currently in its third generation. The S8 is a very luxurious car which has all that you would expect from this type of car: comfort, luxury interior, plenty space and powerful engines. It is very expensive to buy and run but the current version is more economical than previous versions. It is well built, have great safety features, reliable and practical but not as good as some leading rivals. Does this sound like your experience of this car?

Audi S8 History

The first generation (1996-2002) was introduced 2 years after the introduction of the Audi A8. When the S8 had a facelift in 1999, this was the version which was released in the US. In 2002 there was another mild facelift.

The second generation (2006-09) was introduced in 2006 and now had the 5.2L V10 engine which was derived from the engine of the Lamborghini Garrado.

The third generation (2012-present) is the current version on the market and comes with the 4.0L V8 engine.

Model Types

Standard trim

Fuel Economy

The Audi S8 has had different sized engines for each generation: 1st generation 4.2L V8, 2nd generation 5.2L V10 and the 3rd generation 4.0L V8 engine. The current 4.0L engine offers around 28mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size are determining factors when considering fuel economy.


The Audi S8 has been available in the following gearboxes depending on which version: 6 speed manual and 5, 6 or 8 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Audi gearbox parts where you can begin to search for the S8 gearbox parts you need for your vehicle.


If you are looking for Audi S8 parts then look no further. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at incredibly low prices. You can either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the S8 parts page of our website to locate your exact required parts.