Luxury with new accents
The Audi A8 is already a luxuriously equipped saloon. It features for instance deluxe automatic air conditioning, the MMI operating system, the Driver Information System, the electromechanical parking brake complete with starting assist function, air suspension, the exclusive audio system and the electrically adjustable front seats.
The Audi S8 extends this package with a whole array of other standard features. In addition to adaptive light technology, the special 20-inch wheels and the 18 inch brake system, it incorporates further luxury features in the version for the German market: advanced key, the keyless access and authorisation system including starter button for the V10, sound-insulating double glazing for the windows, heated front and rear seats, a navigation system with DVD drive and a surround audio system with CD changer. The door armrest and the centre console in the S8 are upholstered in leather, together with the seats. The sports seats are equipped with lumbar supports and a memory function.
One particular highlight that is available as an option is the Advanced Sound System from Bang & Olufsen. The fully digital system from the Danish high-end manufacturer integrates 14 speakers, each energised by its own output stage. The output stages are grouped together in two amplifiers, which supply an output of 1100 Watts if required. The front tweeters use what is known as Acoustic Lens Technology, and act as perfect punctiform sound sources. This sound system represents the state of the art in audio reproduction adding special allure to the sporty, deluxe equipment of the Audi S8.