This week we’re behind the wheel of the Audi’s full sized luxury sedan, the refreshed-for-2015 A8, here in performance specification as the S8. The big Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system is an ideal fit for Michigan’s currently wintery weather – so much so that we really couldn’t keep ourselves out of this bruiser from Ingolstadt and decided to include a third night time drive video to see how the S8 fared in the snowy conditions with compromised visibility.

The S8 is powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that outputs a decidedly healthy 520 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. That powerplant is hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission which sends the twist to all four wheels. That’s enough to get the nearly 4700-pound S8 to sixty miles per hour from a standstill in a mere 3.9 seconds on its way to an electronically limited 155 mile per hour top speed.

Our tester’s 21-inch five-spoke alloys would normally be wrapped in 275/35R21 summer tires, but instead arrived with much more appropriate Dunlop SP Wintersport 3D rubber, which helped to bolster confidence behind the wheel in less-than-ideal weather.

The 2015 Audi S8 starts at $114,900 with navigation, the aforementioned powertrain and various comfort and safety features like four-zone climate control and a heads up display as standard. Our tester came with a number of options including Bang and Olufsen advanced audio, a sport exhaust system, and Audi Design interior appointments which bring the grand total to $132,225. Let’s see what that kind of coin gets you in a full-sized Audi luxury sports sedan.

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Comments

    • legioner9
      legioner9

      Miserable rims.

      about 6 months ago
    • Burkinater 48
      Burkinater 48

      wow that thing shifts fast!

      about 7 months ago
    • Valdas B
      Valdas B

      Are winter tires expensive in the states?

      about 8 months ago
    • Thalysson William
      Thalysson William

      Thats brake little small to stop!

      about 1 year ago
    • Audilife
      Audilife

      Omg this is perfection

      about 1 year ago
    • Black Tea
      Black Tea

      best chanel for test drive 😃👍👍

      about 1 year ago
    • Osman
      Osman

      insan bi arabayı yıkar :D

      about 1 year ago
    • Dedi Andrianto Kurniawan
      Dedi Andrianto Kurniawan

      such a nice car

      about 1 year ago
    • einberg bu
      einberg bu

      so good for sleep

      about 1 year ago
    • CengizhanMilfhuntürk
      CengizhanMilfhuntürk

      so sad you cant really speed in america

      about 2 years ago
    • Alan Vazquez
      Alan Vazquez

      Do they use the gopro headband mount for this type of video?

      about 2 years ago
    • The00epyon
      The00epyon

      Does anyone know why the side mirror flashes @3:10 when he accelerates?!

      about 2 years ago
    • Louis Wehner
      Louis Wehner In reply to The00epyon

      The00epyon dead angle warning system

      about 2 years ago
    • Tinh Dola
      Tinh Dola

      ước gì mình đi được như người ta rồi có xe thế này mà đi

      about 2 years ago
    • SUKUMAR GRYLLS
      SUKUMAR GRYLLS

      nice driving

      about 2 years ago
    • ZAHARIA COSMIN
      ZAHARIA COSMIN

      gay driving!

      about 2 years ago
    • iiiBxbbleTea
      iiiBxbbleTea In reply to ZAHARIA COSMIN

      ZAHARIA COSMIN gay is what your mom said when she saw you

      about 1 year ago
    • Al Kaholic
      Al Kaholic

      Automatic must be so boring to drive

      about 2 years ago
    • albert7139
      albert7139 In reply to Al Kaholic

      Al Kaholic I currently have a manual and cannot WAIT to get an automatic!

      about 2 years ago
    • David Samuel
      David Samuel In reply to Al Kaholic

      is not. ;) I have both, automatic and manual and I prefer automatic.

      about 2 years ago
    • przylepka70
      przylepka70

      po co wkurwiać ludzi eh

      about 2 years ago
    • Hanz Kranz
      Hanz Kranz

      To shy to drive

      about 2 years ago
    • Viorel Tudorache
      Viorel Tudorache

      Why does he turn his head when he lock in the side mirrors?

      about 2 years ago
    • PorscheSweden
      PorscheSweden

      Why the hell would you slam your shoes against the car?? Slam them against eachother instead.

      about 2 years ago
    • Руслан Владимирский
      Руслан Владимирский

      The impression is that the driver is very excited as the first time behind the wheel . Second, once in Europe or anywhere -That there is still to shoot such a video , not interested. All comply with the speed limit , the indicators turns constantly click . Alternatively, you understand . You're going to Audi S8 you - king of the road . Pedal to the floor and relax. And how are you going to the funeral , slowly. In -this This , to do more interesting reviews in Russia . Sorry. Yes, but I do not bet Like for the video itself . And because he went and ride only on Audi S8. Good luck on the roads and success in the future .

      about 2 years ago
    • Петя Иванова
      Петя Иванова

      It's not real driving.. when you use automatic what are you doing? you just spinning the wheel

      about 2 years ago
    • Rainer Gahlmund
      Rainer Gahlmund In reply to Петя Иванова

      I guess every person can steer, accelerate and brake.

      about 1 year ago
    • Linu
      Linu In reply to Петя Иванова

      haha Yea show me youre balls in city driving :) :DDD

      about 2 years ago
    • Liam McDonald
      Liam McDonald In reply to Петя Иванова

      Петя Иванова manual is more fun. But automatic is better for long journeys.

      about 2 years ago
    • Петя Иванова
      Петя Иванова In reply to Петя Иванова

      People who don't have a driving license believe that driving in
      automatic is good. Well, guys - you are all wrong. The real driving is
      manual!!! But it's only for those who have balls and nerves. I guess you
      don't.

      about 2 years ago
    • Theistic Luciferian
      Theistic Luciferian In reply to Петя Иванова

      Петя Иванова Moron!

      about 2 years ago
    • Горан Мартинович
      Горан Мартинович

      Panel road in USA really?

      about 2 years ago
    • Joshua !
      Joshua !

      this costs $600000 in Singapore

      about 2 years ago
    • C Straley
      C Straley In reply to Joshua !

      what

      about 2 years ago
    • Pumpkinhunter
      Pumpkinhunter

      give it to me with a manual gearshift :)!

      about 2 years ago
    • Jack The Skipper
      Jack The Skipper In reply to Pumpkinhunter

      peasant

      about 2 years ago
    • Emilio Guerra
      Emilio Guerra In reply to Pumpkinhunter

      Петя Иванова wtf you mean "time for reaction"

      about 2 years ago
    • Emilio Guerra
      Emilio Guerra In reply to Pumpkinhunter

      Sector Seven EXACLY! lol people don't understand when you get to a level of luxury car that your paying so much money to be able to cruise and relax. Save that for the Audi sport models lol

      about 2 years ago
    • From Above
      From Above In reply to Pumpkinhunter

      So that you learn how to drive. -_-

      about 2 years ago
    • Петя Иванова
      Петя Иванова In reply to Pumpkinhunter

      Because of the traffic and time for reaction. Also because of the experience.

      about 2 years ago
    • Kade Kennedy
      Kade Kennedy

      How do you drive like this with 605 hp under the hood

      about 2 years ago
    • ourworlds atwar
      ourworlds atwar In reply to Kade Kennedy

      520 hp. This is the 2015 model.

      about 2 years ago
    • Cosmin Dragan
      Cosmin Dragan

      Love You car (Audi S8 )

      about 2 years ago
    • Арман Хекоян
      Арман Хекоян

      What is color exterior?

      about 3 years ago
    • Heimatlos
      Heimatlos

      what your watch brand?

      about 3 years ago
    • Tony Pham
      Tony Pham

      what is your jobs tilted? i want to do that so much!

      about 3 years ago