2018 Audi A8 vs. 2018 Audi S8 Plus: Worth the Upgrade?

2018 Audi A8 vs. 2018 Audi S8
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A8 vs. S8 Plus: Should You Make the Performance Leap?

The 2018 Audi A8 is the brand’s flagship sedan. Even the base model features excellent performance and a sumptuous interior designed both for drivers and those who prefer to be driven. The A8 holds a mid-pack spot in our rankings of super luxury cars. The company only offers the long-wheelbase A8 L in the U.S.; they sell a shorter-wheelbase model in other parts of the world.

Audi also offers the higher-performance 2018 Audi S8 Plus in the U.S., featuring a more powerful engine, a sport-tuned suspension, an enhanced all-wheel drive system, and upgraded brakes. The S8 Plus is based on the short-wheelbase version of the A8.

Is the S8 Plus worth the upgrade? We’ll explain the differences between the cars on the following slides to help you decide.