Starting at the high end of the model range, Audi is introducing its S8 sport sedan to the U.S. market for the 2013 model year. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, the S8 produces 520 horsepower that’s sent to its quattro drivetrain via an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission.
The combination is good enough to get the S8 from 0-60 in just 3.9 seconds, and pricing starts at $110,895 including destination charge.
Also new for 2013 is the Audi S7 four-door sport coupe. The S7 also gets a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, but output is reduced to 420 horsepower and shifting is handled through a seven-speed, dual-clutch S tronic gearbox. As with the S8, all S7 models come with quattro all-wheel drive, and pricing starts at $79,695.
An all new Audi S6 sedan returns after a one year absence from the U.S. market. It will come packing the same twin-turbo V-8 used in the S7, with the same 420 horsepower delivered through a seven-speed S tronic transmission to all four wheels. Look for 2013 S6 pricing to start at $72,795.
In 2013, Audi is upgrading S5 coupe models to the same supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 used in the S5 convertible. Expect it to produce around 333 horsepower and 325 pound feet of torque, shifted through the buyer’s choice of S tronic or six-speed manual transmission (on coupe models; all convertibles get the S tronic).
As with other S models, quattro AWD is standard on the S5. The 2013 S5 Coupe starts at $51,795 for the six-speed manual and $53,195 for the S tronic. The convertible is priced from $60,195.
Finally, Audi’s S4 soldiers on for the 2013 model year, packing the same supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 found in the S5. Look for pricing to start at $48,495 for the six-speed manual and $49,895 for the seven-speed S tronic.