From a Mar 2015 emanate of Car and Driver
The word “functional” is mostly used as a amiable insult, bestowed on that that is plain or unexciting. Yet it also means something that works as designed. In that courtesy we’d report a Audi S8’s cabin as magnificently functional, in a same approach that a business jet or Knoll seat is functional, delivering oppulance but frivolity, character but sizzle, containing all that is required and (almost) zero that is not.
The top-spec Audi sedan has, so far, mostly transient from a arms competition of purposeless gadgetry in that oppulance carmakers have turn embroiled. There are no mood-sensing non-static smell dispensers. And there are still buttons to control heat law and a audio system; a Audi does not force a motorist to learn one of those worse-than-an-iPod interfaces that some opposition manufacturers have spent millions developing.
Ergonomically, a S8 is a paragon. The seats are superb, staying gentle over vast, state-spanning distances. The heating-and-ventilation complement is able of gripping 4 occupants in 4 meridian zones opposite adequate to be distant by continents. And sound rebate is good adequate to make a ballistic autobahn run sound small louder than a journey around a park with a shaken grandmother. If we have to collect one automobile to spend a rest of your life sitting in, make it this one.
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