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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

These big expensive saloons tend to be spared independent crash testing, but considering the strong performance of Audi’s cheaper models, along with the extensive safety equipment, you can assume the S8 is very safe. As well as driver and passenger airbags, there are four side airbags and curtain airbags covering front and rear occupants.

The boot is huge and opens and closes automatically at the touch of a button or the remote key fob. There are pop-out door bins in the all four doors, a good-sized glovebox and additional storage space within the single rear and twin front armrests.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A8 S8 (06-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • DVD

S8 equipment

S8 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S8 optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • DVD
SE optional equipment
None available