The 2003 Audi S8 is powered by a 4.2L 360-hp V-8 engine. With a quattro IV permanent all-wheel drive system, this performance sedan is equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission.
2000 AUDI S8
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|Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity:||4200 cm3|
|Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:||Automatic|
|Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain:||FF|
|Price (out of date):||$43000|
2000 AUDI S8 specs, Engine size 4200cm3, Fuel type Gasoline, Drive wheels FF, Transmission Gearbox Automatic
The S8, like all Audi "S" models, is fitted as standard with Audi's trademark quattro four-wheel drive (4WD) system, with the S8 using the Torsen-based permanent 4WD.
Its main market competitor could include the Mercedes-Benz S63/ 65 AMG.
In 1998, Audi introduced the Audi S8 4.2 quattro (Typ 4D) into the European market, a high-performance version of the Audi A8 in the vein of Mercedes-Benz AMG models, sharing the A8's all aluminium monocoque "Audi Space Frame", and Volkswagen Group D2 platform.
Production of this original S8 ended in 2003, shortly before the introduction of the current D3-platform A8.
The D2 S8 was also featured in the 1998 film Ronin.
The S8 featured a re-tuned, 350PS (257kW; 345bhp) version of the standard 4,172cc (254.6cuin) 90° V8 petrol engine.
A sports-recalibrated version of the five-speed tiptronic automatic transmission (gear ratios - 1st: 3.571, 2nd: 2.200, 3rd: 1.505, 4th: 1.000, 5th: 0.804), featuring "Dynamic Shift Programme" (DSP) was standard, with European-spec. models having a six-speed manual transmission option. Torsen T-2 based quattro permanent four-wheel drive was also standard. Final drive ratio (for automatic transmission) is 3.730.
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