In 2023, the car market became more sluggish, especially in the luxury and supercar segments. Not only new models being distributed by authorized dealers, but also private car dealers are also being affected to some extent.
Recently, a car dealership has continuously reduced the selling price of the 2020 Audi S8 after a long period of advertising. According to research, this is one of the two S8s in Vietnam at the moment.
Mr. Giang, a sales consultant at Royal Auto showroom, said that the car has traveled over 20,000 kilometers and was previously advertised for nearly 10 billion VND in August 2022. After more than a year, due to low demand, the dealership had to lower the price to just over 8 billion VND. The initial value of the car was over 14 billion VND, which is quite high compared to its competitor, the Mercedes-Maybach S 680.
Unlike the Audi A8, the S8 is a high-performance version aimed at sportiness and driving experience. The highlight of the car lies in its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, producing a maximum output of 563 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. This performance is achieved through a combination with the 48V MHEV electrical system.
It is accompanied by an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 4-wheel drive system, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 km/h.
The exterior of the car stands out with its angular design and muscular lines, rather than the soft simplicity of Mercedes. The front of the car has a large grille, occupying a large area and chrome-plated to enhance its luxury. The front bumper includes two small air intakes on the sides, integrated with LED fog lights.
The Audi Matrix LED lighting system has long been famous for its eye-catching appearance and various technologies, such as automatic on/off according to weather conditions, steering angle to the steering wheel, anti-glare for oncoming vehicles, etc.
The detailed dimensions of the car are as follows: length x width x height are 5,172 x 1,945 x 1,485 mm, respectively. However, this Audi S8 belongs to the short wheelbase version, so the wheelbase length is only 2,998 mm. For the same price as this car, the Mercedes-Maybach S 450 has significantly more impressive dimensions, with a wheelbase length of up to 3,396 mm.
The wheels of the car feature a dual 5-spoke design, with a silver-finished surface and a size of 21 inches. Hidden inside are gray brake calipers and a ceramic-carbon braking system with fairly large brake discs, which helps the car operate more safely when its performance is comparable to many sports cars. In particular, the rear differential system can be steered by the steering wheel like the S-Class of Mercedes.
The rear of the car stands out with its LED taillights connected by a strip of LEDs and a chrome-plated strip. The dual exhaust system is symmetrically arranged, separated by a black-painted rear diffuser with a few small air vents that are not too impressive.
After 3 years of use, this Audi S8 still maintains its interior in a quite new condition. The leather seats do not have any wrinkles, and other details still retain their shine. The first owner of the car chose two brown-black tones for the cabin instead of the traditional black.
The highlights on the Audis lie in the entertainment and control system, which includes two screens. One 10.1-inch screen is placed above to adjust some basic functions of the car or for entertainment purposes. The 8.6-inch screen is placed below to control the air conditioning system, sunroof opening/closing, seat heating/cooling, steering wheel heating, and car safety technology.
Another valuable convenience in this rare 2020 Audi S8 in Vietnam is the premium Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, with 17 speakers and 16 channels with a power of 730W, providing the best sound quality for users to relax.
The second row has 2 seats, separated by an armrest integrated with a separate screen similar to the S-Class, along with some buttons to adjust the seats, entertainment, wireless charging, and 2 champagne glasses. There is still a wine storage cabinet at the back, like many other luxury sedans.
The spacious luggage compartment provides users with ample space for serving long journeys or large-sized items such as golf clubs.
With a price of 8 billion VND, the Audi S8 is a choice for those who like unique and non-mainstream cars, as the car aims for a sporty feel alongside its inherent luxury and sophistication. Basically, this is still considered a worthwhile choice at the present time, as the depreciation has decreased considerably.
Tiến Dũng (forum.autodaily.vn)