E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Wait what... 2013 Audi S8 = 11.9 sec 1/4 mile



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
Sedoy
Second Lieutenant
8

 
Drives: E53 X5
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New England


Posts: 266
iTrader: (0)

Wait what... 2013 Audi S8 = 11.9 sec 1/4 mile

So what’s up with current Audi engines? Just saw Car and Driver did 1/4 mile 11.9 sec @ 118 mph and Motor Trend did 11.8 sec @ 118.3 mph in 2013 Audi S8 (4620 Lbs)… that’s insane, I guess they found sweet formula: very underrated turbo engine plus Quattro AWD. Looks like very familiar formula: GT-R, Panamera Turbo, AMG-soon… and maybe M-division at some point.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...s8-test-review

BTW, recently 2013 M5 manual did 1/4 mile in 12.1 sec by Car and Driver.

Last edited by Sedoy; 03-20-2013 at 12:37 PM.
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
NemesisX
Captain
17

 
Drives: '08 335i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: TX


Posts: 874
iTrader: (0)

Old news, but it should've gotten more attention than it did.

It's also a total bargain at $110K MSRP.
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #3
Sedoy
Second Lieutenant
8

 
Drives: E53 X5
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New England


Posts: 266
iTrader: (0)

Yeah, and returns about the same MPG as E90/E92 335xi - 15 City, 26 Highway

Quote:
Originally Posted by NemesisX View Post
Old news, but it should've gotten more attention than it did.

It's also a total bargain at $110K MSRP.
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
Levi
Brigadier General
Czech_Republic
118

 
Levi's Avatar
 
Drives: Alfa Romeo
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Prague


Posts: 3,406
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NemesisX View Post
Old news, but it should've gotten more attention than it did.

It's also a total bargain at $110K MSRP.
Not easy with such a boring look.
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
SaMaster14
Major
United_States
67

 
SaMaster14's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 BMW E92 335iS
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA / Baltimore, MD


Posts: 1,439
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 335iS  [3.95]
Send a message via AIM to SaMaster14 Send a message via Skype™ to SaMaster14
A relative just picked one up! Can't wait to drive in it!! Car looks great, and has stellar performance, especially when you consider the price compared to something like the S63
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #6
py0413
Major
Canada
19

 
py0413's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M5
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: BC


Posts: 1,178
iTrader: (2)

If I was in the market for a large size luxury sedan, I'd also go with the S8. In fact, in that size category, I'd choose A8 over others already. I am not too much of an Audi guy, but this new generation A8/S8 does the job for me.
__________________
Must stop eating..............
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #7
NemesisX
Captain
17

 
Drives: '08 335i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: TX


Posts: 874
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Levi View Post
Not easy with such a boring look.
Audi's styling has always been a little bland/conservative but the numbers speak for themselves. Sub 12 second quarter mile in an executive luxury car for $110k is hard to beat.

That beats out the S63 AMG in a straight line IIRC which costs about 50% more.
Appreciate 0
      03-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
Sniz
Lieutenant General
184

 
Sniz's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD


Posts: 10,569
iTrader: (1)

that is damned impressive.

I remember years ago watching a guy in a S600 blast a 10.9 quarter mile time at MIR. tuning and a shot of nitrous.......barely made a sound and just hauled ass.

he came back to the pits laughing and shaking his head. A/C was on and was getting a back massage the whole time lol.

big engine with turbo's = awesomeness.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2013, 04:15 AM   #9
Levi
Brigadier General
Czech_Republic
118

 
Levi's Avatar
 
Drives: Alfa Romeo
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Prague


Posts: 3,406
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NemesisX View Post
Audi's styling has always been a little bland/conservative but the numbers speak for themselves. Sub 12 second quarter mile in an executive luxury car for $110k is hard to beat.
Previous A8 is IMO best looking Audi Sedan.
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
peasouped
Lieutenant
8

 
peasouped's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 135i, 94 tt supra, 08 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North of Boston


Posts: 582
iTrader: (3)

I personally drive one and its pretty dope. Not as fun as the r8 v10 but still fun. I will say the exterior styling is a bit dull
__________________
2009 135i-ETS cp, Synapse bov, BRENTUNED, ETS DCI, ETS 5" fmic, Rogue axelback, BMW Performance Kidneys (black), CF roundels, 19" VMR 710s. 400WHP 449WTQ
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #11
NemesisX
Captain
17

 
Drives: '08 335i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: TX


Posts: 874
iTrader: (0)

It's amazing how 5 or 6 years ago Audi's styling was viewed as being progressive, bold, elegant.

The A5/S5 was a marvel to look at, but now that design is already quite dated.
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #12
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
United_States
136

 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL


Posts: 4,765
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Levi View Post
Previous A8 is IMO best looking Audi Sedan.
This.

Although American auto mags are known to do slight rolling quarter miles so they can blast stupid low times on their covers, it still shows the car is fast... even though it's boring enough to put the rest of traffic to sleep.
__________________
Stop putting stuff like painted reflectors and premium package in your signature. You're embarrassing.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST