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Jaguar XJR, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Audi S6, Maserati Quattroporte, Audi S8, Sedan
Oct 04, 2006 (12:36 pm)
I am going to look at both this weekend. Has anyone driven these Audis? I am leaning towards the S8.
#995 of 1045 Re: S8 and S6 [scottphillip]
Oct 05, 2006 (9:36 pm)
Check out the High-End Luxury Marques board, there is S8 owner there: BLKHEMI.
#996 of 1045 Re: S8 and S6 [merc1]
Oct 06, 2006 (7:51 am)
Thanks M. It seems that he really likes his S8. I know I would too, but I am just scared of the depreciation. I don't know how long they will be "hot."
Congratulations on your new car M!!!
#997 of 1045 I bought the Audi S8
Oct 10, 2006 (10:30 am)
I took the plunge, and bought the Audi. I posted photos in my Car Space site I gave up a Range Rover Sport, which I really liked, so I hope that I have a positive experience with the Audi. ">
#998 of 1045 Re: S8 and S6 [scottphillip]
Oct 10, 2006 (1:04 pm)
Where is the extra money in the S8, excluding the B&O system, of course.
I've seen the ~ $78K S6 and the ~$120K S8. The S8 would be my first choice, or so I thought. The S6 has given me pause.
What are the features, performance and size differences.
The S8 is built on the SWB A8 chassis, yes?
#999 of 1045 Re: S8 and S6 [markcincinnati]
Oct 10, 2006 (1:37 pm)
The S8 is built on the SWB A8 chassis. I drove both models. The difference between the two, as far as I could tell, is the size of the vehicle. The S8 is plusher with more features. The S8 has a few extra horses too. The S8 has larger rims. The S6 has recaro seats which were very comfortable. I preferred the styling and size of the S8. The S6 seems like a bargain compared to the Benz E63.
#1000 of 1045 Re: S8 and S6 [scottphillip]
Oct 11, 2006 (1:46 am)
The S6 seems like a bargain compared to the Benz E63.
Well not really. The S6 can't match the performance of the E63 or M5 for that matter hence it should cost less, IMO.
#1001 of 1045 Re: S8 and S6 [merc1]
Oct 11, 2006 (2:14 am)
I really like the new Audi S8. Seems like a great vehicle. Merc, have you read the Motor Trend review for it ? I am impressed, but I guess I should be with it's price-tag, eh ?
#1002 of 1045 Re: S8 and S6 [scottphillip]
Oct 27, 2006 (11:59 pm)
I am new to this forum, but I just saw your post, so I wanted to reply. I have picked up my S8 3 weeks ago and cannot be happier. The car is absolutely unbelievable. You can drive it as a complete luxury car, or you can pop it into sport mode and drive it like a bat out of hell. The interior is absolutely the best in class, in my opinion. People have been stopping me everywhere and asking to see the car, engine, inside, etc...
I drove the S6 as well before I took possession of the 8, and it is nice. But I prefer the space and sumptuouseness of the S8. Let me know if you have any questions.
Nov 01, 2006 (12:54 pm)
I am enjoying my S8 too. I have just over 1,000 miles, and have only put it in sport mode once. It did make a big difference. I am looking forward to taking a trip. So far, no problems. :)I posted some photos in my carspace.