2022 Audi S3 Model Overview at Audi Louisville

Key Features

  • Starting at $116,900 MSRP*
  • Twin-turbo 4.0-liter TFSI® V8 engine with 563 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, quattro® all-wheel drive, and 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission
  • 0-60 MPH in 3.8 seconds and top track speed of 155 MPH
  • Dynamic all-wheel steering
  • Adaptive air suspension, Sport
  • 22-way power Valcona leather front Comfort Sport seats with diamond stitch
  • MMI touch response system with 10.1-inch interactive driver display and haptic feedback
  • Adaptive cruise assist with lane guidance

About the Audi S8

Truly the ultimate expression of a high-performance full-size luxury sedan, the Audi S8 delivers an unmistakable presence on the road. Beneath the hood lies a purpose-built twin-turbo 4.0-liter TFSI® V8 engine that cranks out a robust 563 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Delivering far more than simply brute force, this sophisticated sedan benefits from features like an adaptive air suspension and dynamic all-wheel steering for a serene ride around town and stability at high speeds. In terms of technological innovation, the Audi S8 sets the industry benchmark with its groundbreaking MMI® touch response system featuring an interactive 10.1-inch drive display with haptic feedback. Equally as luxurious as it is dynamic, the cabin of the S8 is appointed with premium features like 22-way power Valcona leather front Comfort Sport seats along with genuine carbon fiber accents for a race-inspired feel throughout the interior. Rounding out the list of impressive advantages for the Audi S8 is a full suite of active driver-assist technologies to inspire and supplement your daily drive.

 Audi S8

What the Critics Say

"Handling is sharp by big-sedan standards, and the S8 offers more driving enjoyment than rivals such as the BMW 7-series and the Maserati Quattroporte. The cabin is spacious and comfortable, with plentiful standard tech and luxury features including available massaging seats and enough screens to keep everyone entertained for long drives." - Car and Driver

"But despite carrying 56 percent of its weight over the front axle, the S8 turns in nicely, and the sport diff ensures the rear wheels get maximum torque to the tarmac. This is a big sedan that is calm and fast, confident and comfortable, the sort of car you could happily hustle 600 miles through the Rockies in a day and step out at the end of it feeling relaxed." - MotorTrend

What's New for 2022

Similar to the A8 platform on which it's based, the Audi S8 receives a mild exterior refresh for the 2022 model year. This includes a new front grille, updated front and rear bumpers, reworked exterior lighting, and revised wheel designs. Inside the cabin, the S8 receives a new rear-seat entertainment feature along with the addition of some previously optional driver-assist technologies.

Audi S8 Features

Audi S8 Engine

Track-Inspired Performance

Poised and ready to perform, the Audi S8 is engineered to a higher standard than most. Standard power comes in the form of a muscular twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine that cranks out a robust 563 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. Paired with a responsive 8-speed automatic transmission and the legendary capability of quattro® all-wheel drive, the S8 boasts a 0 to 60 time of a blistering 3.8 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 155 MPH. This tremendous power is transferred to the road surface via a sport rear differential for superior grip and stability at high speeds. In addition to precision handling, an available predictive active suspension system offered on the S8 relies on a network of cameras to proactively adjust the ride characteristics to maximize on-road comfort. Helping to enhance low-speed maneuverability is an advanced dynamic all-wheel steering feature found on the Audi S8.

Audi S8 Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Drivers can experience an immersive luxury atmosphere inside the well-appointed cabin of the Audi S8. Both lavish and supportive, the standard Valcona leather front Comfort Sport seats with diamond stitch pattern feature 22-way adjustability for the driver along with three distinct color hues to choose from. Offered in both 4-seat and 5-seat configurations, you can also opt for an available Rear Seat Comfort package that includes heating, ventilation, and massage functionality for the rear seats. Your centralized location for all of your favorite apps and media is the innovative MMI® touch response system featuring a 10.1-inch high-definition touchscreen display. Standard Audi connect® includes intelligent navigation services powered by Google Maps along with remote services to access key information about your S8 with the touch of a button. Choose the available Comfort plus package to receive a head-up display that projects critical drive data directly onto the windshield within your field of vision.

Audi S8 vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Audi S8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2022 Audi S8


2022 Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC

$116,900 MSRP $111,100
4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 ✓ Engine 3.0L Turbocharged I6
563 / 590 LB-FT ✓ Horsepower / Torque 429 / 384 LB-FT
3.8 seconds ✓ 0-60 Time 4.9 seconds
Standard ✓ All-Wheel Steering Optional
20-inch / Summer Performance ✓ Wheels / Tires 19-inch / All-Season
22-way ✓ Driver's Seat Adjustability 12-way
Standard ✓ Heated Steering Wheel Optional
60/40 Split ✓ Rear Seat Folding Fixed
41.5 / 44.3 inches ✓ Front/Rear Legroom 41.0 / 44.0 inches

To demonstrate the excellence represented by the Audi S8, let's take a closer look at how it fares against one of the world's most recognizable full-size luxury sedans - the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Although the S8 begins this matchup with a slightly higher price tag, further inspection reveals that choosing Audi over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class actually proves to be the smarter decision.

When it comes to performance, the S-Class is simply no match for the S8. The Audi S8 is equipped with a larger twin-turbo V8 that produces more torque, more horsepower, and a shorter 0 to 60 time compared to the tiny 3.0-liter 6-cylinder tasked with moving the full-size S-Class. Similarly, the standard dynamic all-wheel steering system included as standard on the S8 requires you to select a costly standalone option on the S-Class. Larger 20-inch wheels wrapped in performance tires further showcase the race-inspired characteristics you'll enjoy by choosing the S8.

In terms of interior amenities, the Audi S8 continues to shine. Thanks to its standard 22-way power-adjustable driver's seat, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect position behind the wheel. A standard heated steering wheel makes cold winter mornings much more pleasant as well. Other reasons to choose the S8 over the S-Class include its standard 60/40 split rear seatback and greater legroom in both the front and rear of the vehicle.

So you can choose the Mercedes-Benz S-Class to save yourself $6,000 on the day you purchase it, or you can step up to the Audi S8 - and for as long as you own it - enjoy more horsepower, more torque, more speed, more room, more comfort and more utility. The 2022 Audi S8 - way "more" than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Trims & Specs

Audi S3 Premium Plus


  • Starting at $116,900 MSRP*
  • Twin-turbo 4.0-liter TFSI® V8 engine with quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Adaptive air suspension, Sport
  • 22-way power Valcona leather front Comfort Sport seats with diamond stitch
  • Carbon Vector inlays and gear shift lever
  • Red brake calipers, steel