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Like the 5er over the S8 ... (archive)

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Posted by NKB on January 26, 2000 at 12:35:25:

In Reply to: I wish would get he S8 in US, sure looked nice in posted by Ronin. ;) - Tommy on January 26, 2000 at 11:26:00:

I drove an S8 in the UK for several weeks. Nice car. Very well finished, but my 540I6 IMO is a better car for my tastes.

The S8 is rather heavy. Throwing it around in curves is not its forte. Also, even with ~350 HP its acceleration is good but not scintillating.

The exhaust note that you heard in Ronin I think was dubbed in. I didn't really hear the growl on the S8 I drove.

Nevertheless, the S8 is impressive. It's just not a bimmer. Although, if I had treacherous road conditions (ice, snow) the quattro would be more than handy.

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