New Audi S8 review: is it really worth £100K?

24 אוג 2020
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This is the Audi S8, and it just might be the perfect car someone looking to travel in limousine luxury coupled with supercar performance! Under the bonnet you’ll find a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 that delivers 571hp and 800Nm, so it’s definitely not a case of style over substance!
Of course, as you can imagine, it doesn’t come in cheap, starting from £100,000! But when you consider that realistic competitors such as the AMG S63 & M760Li are so out of date (and when they were new, cost close to £150,000!), is the S8 the new luxury limo king? You’ll have to stick with Mat to find out!
00:00 Intro
01:03 0 - 60mph
02:10 Brakes
02:36 Exterior Design
03:47 Interior Design
04:28 Back Seats
04:45 Boot
05:10 Five Annoying Features
06:33 Five Good Features
07:55 Everyday Driving
09:08 Twisty Road Driving
10:29 Verdict
Audi S8 Specifications:
RRP: From £97,140
Horsepower: 571hp
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg combined
Engine: 4-litre twin-turbo V8
Torque: 800Nm
Dimensions: 5,179 mm L x 1,945 mm W x 1,474 mm H
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  • Audi S8 vs Mercedes-AMG S63 vs BMW M760Li - which are you picking? VOTE with a LIKE in the comments below!

    carwowcarwow2 חודשים לפני
    • Audi S8 sir. This V8 Quattro beast over anything, anyday, everyday(probably). It's like this or nothing for me. 😑

      Rudraksh TiwariRudraksh Tiwari5 ימים לפני
    • Audi S8

      Rodney KoerberRodney Koerber15 ימים לפני
    • carwow AMG S63

      ASD 79ASD 7918 ימים לפני
    • Liam Mcleish s8 = rs8

      Mosa SaköMosa Sakö19 ימים לפני
    • S8 but Audi should make a RS8

      Liam McleishLiam Mcleish19 ימים לפני
  • The completely family car

    rimmilapudi rajasekharrimmilapudi rajasekharיום לפני
  • S8 is more better then rs6 and rs7 wow!

    Gersi DodaGersi Dodaיום לפני
  • If Roads were a transformer franchise, this Audi right here would proudly take over the roles of Optimus prime. Beast ma Boiii 👌.

    Rudraksh TiwariRudraksh Tiwari5 ימים לפני
  • Looks very avarage.

    Frank KlementFrank Klement7 ימים לפני
  • Mat and rory are the best in the business

    Jessel RennyJessel Renny10 ימים לפני
  • 本当かっこいいねぇ。この無機質な感じがたまらん…

    a oa o10 ימים לפני
  • Will it be a8 with w12 like on the video of protecting driver?

  • didn't hear you ask about is bmw m worth it .very bias

    jurassicaquaticsjurassicaquatics14 ימים לפני
  • Man it looks boring like a grandpa’s car

    Rajvosa97Rajvosa9718 ימים לפני
  • In India it’s more than £200k .Every imported car is doubled or tripled the price,That’s why people with a c class are also called very rich in India.

    Unknown /Unknown /22 ימים לפני
  • It's ready for new Transporter movie

    Just BaneJust Bane22 ימים לפני
  • Seriously How many Adverts do you need, total greed on your behalf !!!!

    Lee KetteringhamLee Ketteringham26 ימים לפני
  • Matt i never here you say is a bmw or mercedes is worth it.thats a problem for me

    L BosemanL Boseman26 ימים לפני
  • 7:16 huh w12? I thought they were offering only v8

    Adi KuruAdi Kuru27 ימים לפני
  • Mijn droom auto

    Gurbetçi AdamGurbetçi Adam28 ימים לפני
    • My dream car Hayalimdeki Araba

      Gurbetçi AdamGurbetçi Adam27 ימים לפני
    • 😍

      Gurbetçi AdamGurbetçi Adam28 ימים לפני
  • It's wonderful car and very beautiful, but don't like those quad tail pipes. It looks aftermarket made by a 18 years old teenager. This is supposed to be luxurious from every single angle

    TaqCOOLTaqCOOL28 ימים לפני
  • Ah 140k in usa but 600lbs of torque

    Mid evilMid evil28 ימים לפני
  • BMW M760Li ,Audi S8 , Mercedes-AMG S63

    D Traveller LKD Traveller LK28 ימים לפני
  • What Audi model was used in Transporter 4

    Blue PlanetBlue Planet29 ימים לפני
  • :=]] Dobogókő, Hungary, Drift! :=]]

    ForraiU96ForraiU9629 ימים לפני
  • This car needs a sport Steering wheel and more aggressive hood and always leather on top of the doors standard Alcantara in the doors should be leather too not enough luxury

    Anan BadaanAnan Badaanחודש לפני
  • In Mexico, the S8 costs 130K USD. BMW M760Li costs 186K USD and MB S63 costs 210K USD. There is no way to justify a 56K difference to the BMW and 80K to the benz, Audi wins hands down

    BascarooMuffinsBascarooMuffinsחודש לפני
  • They made it soo ugly with the new design. It's ridiculous...who really is paying that much for this ugly car?

    Bran22pBran22pחודש לפני
  • nice

    LambyqooLambyqooחודש לפני
  • 100k is a freaking joke for this car

    B. OB. Oחודש לפני
  • 👑 Audi S8

    Planet TvPlanet Tvחודש לפני
  • Plis traducción this video in spain un I interésting audi s8 review pero soy español y no esntiendo este video

    Super IvanchuSuper Ivanchuחודש לפני
  • I don’t like the overly big grill

    Kraug _Kraug _חודש לפני
  • I'm excited about the S8 plus

    Trix_ZentyfiTrix_Zentyfiחודש לפני
  • Do you get your own motorway lane included in the price?

    Michael StevensMichael Stevensחודש לפני
  • the limiter ruins it

    Seth RoseSeth Roseחודש לפני
  • did you know that at 7.36, audi a8 have w12 engine??!!

    Roland OngRoland Ongחודש לפני
  • It doesnt look like a 100k car at all. Front design is so dull :

    Y JY Jחודש לפני
  • Amazing sport car O_O

    DJI Drone TravelDJI Drone Travelחודש לפני
  • 7:36 That was A8, not S8.

    Ahmed MohiuddinAhmed Mohiuddinחודש לפני
  • Fuck that car is so beautiful.

    PepegahausPepegahausחודש לפני
  • Hahahaha, there is again Matt's favorite equipment for car reviews - the stick!

    Артём НеделяАртём Неделяחודש לפני
  • Hio Matt! Do you have any Volvo reviews?

    Артём НеделяАртём Неделяחודש לפני
  • Yes , but this is not car for kids who wants to play with cars like You ..this car is for Your boss.

    K.T. NowakK.T. Nowakחודש לפני
  • Кто с русского карвау

    ViverViverחודש לפני
  • Pretty sure if he turns off the traction control he can rev these cars til his hearts content

    Matty MckinstryMatty Mckinstryחודש לפני
  • In Vietnam, you dont need to ask this question. Because we have to pay over 300.000 pounds to buy this car. 100.000 is very cheap.🤤🤤

    Thanh Tú HồThanh Tú Hồחודש לפני
  • I can't wait when Audi drops HORCH to compete with Maybach and Rolls Royce

    Mwethera James ShaqueMwethera James Shaqueחודש לפני
  • I know its lighter but the Lexus GS300 only takes 40.8m in 2.8 sec. See JC on stopping distances.

    Golo1949Golo1949חודש לפני
  • Imagine an RS8!

    SpeedDemonSpeedDemonחודש לפני
  • I donw know what car to buy cz when I choose 1 another good 1 comes out in 1 day

    Asad kAsad kחודש לפני
  • Why Audi? Why you make this car faster than an RS7.. but with less power figure. I’m confused...

    Gantira FahreizaGantira Fahreizaחודש לפני
  • перевод?

    Алмаз ХамзинАлмаз Хамзинחודש לפני
  • s8

    Dumi PatsikaDumi Patsikaחודש לפני
  • Am I the only one finding this car's design absolutely bland?

    Laszlo MaviliaLaszlo Maviliaחודש לפני
  • Difference between S8 and A8L?

    LAW NEWSLAW NEWSחודש לפני
  • 11:25

    ww Uww Uחודש לפני
  • Man i love mat Watson. Seriously if you fire him i am literally going to kill you all and make it hurt

    Ben SuttonBen Suttonחודש לפני
  • matt you cannot disrespect the "carwow stick of truth" just like that

    Sangam LimbuSangam Limbuחודש לפני
  • The best car ever... Fantastic car💪💪💪

    Davor VrkiDavor Vrkiחודש לפני
  • Car looks so boring

    Richard van TrichtRichard van Trichtחודש לפני
  • 👍👍👍♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️💯💯💯💯💯💯☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️🙏🙏🙏

    வெங்கடேஷ் ntkவெங்கடேஷ் ntkחודש לפני
  • No car is worth that. Jumped up materialistic simps.

    TuckerTuckerחודש לפני
  • Lovely if you buy new with bumper to bumper warranty. After 3 years - Hahaha. Audi will be inheriting your house. Google Audi turbo filter as a small taster.

    James HarrisonJames Harrisonחודש לפני
  • My god if I had that money to spend on a car I'd be getting a Tesla.

    ygg drasilygg drasilחודש לפני
  • Pretty impressive ini?! Loved that reaction 😎

    Hansie AbrahamHansie Abrahamחודש לפני
  • It is a shame that you are not based in German Autobahn.

    Mandakh GanbaatarMandakh Ganbaatarחודש לפני
  • Can you use 1 stick for all cars, not just a random one every time? Perhaps get 1 painted with the carwow logo etc.

    T-BagT-Bagחודש לפני
  • I will buy it in 10 years when the price drops

    Savage MadaFakaSavage MadaFakaחודש לפני
  • 'It drives awful wheels.' K (yeah, I know I'm deaf af)

    Zsolt JuhászZsolt Juhászחודש לפני
  • It costs exactly double that in india.. ~£200K base model

    whatever04whatever04חודש לפני
  • Thank you mat for doing Audi S8❤️🙏

    Vijayvijay17april OmmVijayvijay17april Ommחודש לפני
  • 0:12 "𝙉𝙊𝙍𝙈𝘼𝙇" limousine luxury.

    Aleem SiddiqueAleem Siddiqueחודש לפני
  • Citroen C4 Grand Picaso👍 2010 y,is better and and more comfortable for longer trips, more economical and definitely lasts is'n like before...👎 and for everybody who not believe me 🖕🖕🖕fuck audi it's chinese car

    Seven seven seven KlubSeven seven seven Klubחודש לפני
  • 7:15 that a8 has a w12 engine? since when

    Daniel JordanDaniel Jordanחודש לפני
  • Mısss s8

    idris yavuzidris yavuzחודש לפני
  • Super s8

    idris yavuzidris yavuzחודש לפני
  • Your mix of metric and imperial is enough to envoke WWIII. Love your videos though!

    Adam De GioiaAdam De Gioiaחודש לפני
  • CarWow are so minted, I reckon they could've got Jason Statham to review this car (think of the views) _Is The New S8 The Ultimate Transporter?_ Disclaimer: Matt is still awesome!

    John MitchellJohn Mitchellחודש לפני
  • Do a drag race between a BMW M760Li vs Audi S8 vs Mercedes S63

    11plus preparation11plus preparationחודש לפני
  • It would not need an ad if it were worth the price. AMIN

    Marko StanojevicMarko Stanojevicחודש לפני
  • No it is not worth any other car on the planet does not worth the price it is sold for.

    Marko StanojevicMarko Stanojevicחודש לפני
  • 100K ? 250K here in Cambodia

    Jiraiya BoyJiraiya Boyחודש לפני
  • Ronin...🤔

    Kyle FpvKyle Fpvחודש לפני
  • hey Matt did you change your cameraman?!...nowadays your video angle looks different than previous

    Susnigdho MohantaSusnigdho Mohantaחודש לפני
  • If I find what I like, I stick with it, run with it and walah at the finish line. Audi! You're uniquely you! 😘

    Mpendulo MkhizeMpendulo Mkhizeחודש לפני
  • I live in canada and only have the s8 with the lwb

    Arthur MorganArthur Morganחודש לפני
  • The S8 finishes the quarter mile before my car can even reach 100kph 😂😂😂

    Khb 888Khb 888חודש לפני
  • Audi’s sedans are too similar. The 8 doesn’t look anything like a limo.

    vondahevondaheחודש לפני
    • Audi A4 2.5 TDI Of course. It’s called brand identity. It sounds so simple but it’s very hard to master. Porsche have perfected it. Anyone would recognise any Porsche made since the 1960’es. Mercedes was the same until they decided to create more product lines than you can count. They’ve lost their direction by trying to be everything at the same time. Audi has followed Mercedes to some extend but all their sedans look the same. Whether you think that’s a great idea or not, it’s hard to see what would persuade a prospective buyer to chose the next level when it looks the same as the previous. Then why even have different series? It makes no sense. The best series identity I can think of was BMW especially in the 1980’es and a little bit less in the 1990’es. You could literally see a kilometre away if it was a 3 series, a 5 series, a (rarer) 6 series or a 7 series. Now they have the amputated 3 series called the 1 series, the abominable 2 series, the 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 series and they all look like a Samsonite suitcase with the nostrils of a blue whale (if those had nostrils). Pretty? Absolutely not.

      vondahevondaheחודש לפני
    • That's the idea: the same, but better.

      Orphan MolesterOrphan Molesterחודש לפני
    • Yep looks way too much like the new A6, that’s why I think BMWs controversial huge grill on the 7 series was a good idea, clear identifier of a luxury limousine.

      T C1878T C1878חודש לפני
  • Oooo my good , nearly all models look the same, and that kidney grill is just awful huge 😫

    florin Raduflorin Raduחודש לפני
    • So as BMW, Mercedes, Lexus every car company doing it now

      RonmakeRonmakeחודש לפני
  • This car has only one option or it has s8L also ?🤔

    Jay PachaniJay Pachaniחודש לפני
  • Do a dragrace between a GOLF R vs GOLF GTI TCR. There is no consensus wich one is faster! Show us with the dragrace science wich one is quicker!

    S LS L2 חודשים לפני
  • if people will buy over-priced as fuck aston martins, this is way better value

    LlamaLlama2 חודשים לפני
  • meanwhile, in a range rover you get 900L of boot space! it definitely not worth 100k. why would anyone buy a german car for 100k when you can get a proper British made car even under with better options?! but seriously, no offence! let's remark one outstanding point! Germans realised the British are right about placing the lcd screen where it is and not in a pop-up sort of screen!

    Marshall BlrMarshall Blr2 חודשים לפני
  • 9:14 yeah it does

    yeet YuuY?yeet YuuY?2 חודשים לפני
  • It looks so boring.

    Aryrix 1Aryrix 12 חודשים לפני
  • These depreciate..a lot. I bought a 2013 S8 for $48k with 24k miles in 2018 (originally sold for $130k). Added apr stage 1 for $2k and it is just as fast and looks almost the same as this 2020. Love my Stage 1 2013 S8. A real sleeper.

    astrodad65astrodad652 חודשים לפני
  • “There are a few ways you can tell this is not an A8, like the S8 badges”. lol you’re a smart lad aren’t ya? Shows why you make the big bucks! Picking up on details like that

    HDStudiosHDStudios2 חודשים לפני
  • 2.3 tonnes?? Almost the weight of a full size suv..why does it have to be so wonder the fuel economy is not great

    mc Macmc Mac2 חודשים לפני
  • Does this mean we might be getting another Transporter movie?

    fabulousprofoundfabulousprofound2 חודשים לפני
  • "Why would a boot be more sporty?!" I believe they will make it more sporty in the future 😄😄

    Radek WillowRadek Willow2 חודשים לפני
  • Brummie Accent!😌

    Sanjeev PandeSanjeev Pande2 חודשים לפני
  • And that side impact feature you mentioned where it raises that side.... oh gee it also might roll over easier due to getting hit so much lower. That test you showed had a barrier so the car did not get hit.

    Werner DanlerWerner Danler2 חודשים לפני
  • Can we get Carwow deals in the US eventually?

    Dennis TuranDennis Turan2 חודשים לפני