The Audi S8 is a large luxury executive car that was manufactured and marketed by the Audi AG division of Volkswagen group. The Audi S8 was introduced in 1997 and is a successful model that is still manufactured and used in different parts of the World. The Audi S8 used the Volkswagen Group D platform and is similar to the Audi A8. The parts of the Audi S8 were assembled at the plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. The Audi S8 was available in the four door saloon and the four door sedan body styles.
The Audi S8 used the FF layout; longitudinal front engine model that used permanent four-wheel drive, 'quattro'. The Audi S8 was manufactured in two generations. The Audi S8 cars that were manufactured from1997 to 2002 were called Audi S8 4.2 quattro (D2) and form the first generation. The second generation was from 2006 and includes the current generation of the Audi S8. The second generation of the Audi S8 used the Volkswagen Group D3 platform and was called the Audi S8 5.2 FSI Quattro (D3).