2015 Audi S8 Review
  • Sensational turbocharged V8 engine; all-wheel-drive traction; standard equipment; headlight technology; performance bang-for-your-buck
  • Doesn't have the cachet of its competitors; can feel 'big' through corners; MMI system a bit dated; some pricey options

OUR RATING
8.5 / 10

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