MOTORING NEWS - The new Audi S8 combines progressive luxury with dynamic athleticism and innovative suspension systems.
Its 4.0 TFSI engine – a biturbo eight-cylinder unit – produces 420 kW and an opulent 800 Nm of torque. It is combined with MHEV technology for the perfect symbiosis of efficiency and comfort with exhilarating performance.
The predictive active suspension, dynamic all-wheel steering and quattro drive with sport differential provide for outstanding vehicle dynamics straight from the factory.
The new Audi S8 uses specific design elements to express the sporty elegance of the sophisticated luxury sedan with pinpoint precision.
Impressive performance: the drive system As a V8 engine with mild hybrid technology, the high-performance power-plant in the Audi S8 offers not only maximum smoothness but sublime responsiveness, with an output of 420 kW and 800 Nm of torque, delivered with the aid of two turbochargers.
Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h and it takes just 3.8 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h.
Iron-lined cylinder barrels in the aluminium crankcase reduce friction for exceptionally smooth running. Automatically actuated flaps in the exhaust system underscore the impressive sound.
The mild hybrid system (MHEV) works continuously to reduce fuel consumption.
Its 48-volt belt alternator starter and the additional lithium-ion battery enable coasting with the engine switched off, fast restart and an extended start-stop range. Fuel savings of up to 0.8 litres per 100 kilometres are possible in everyday driving.
The cylinder on-demand system, which deactivates individual cylinders in low-load operating situations, provides for additional efficiency. The vehicle’s sound system features active noise cancellation to eliminate intrusive cabin noise for ultimate comfort.
The new Audi S8 is currently available for sale in South Africa and is priced as follows (inclusive of all taxes) and comes standard with a five year Audi Freeway Plan: Audi S8 TFSI quattro R2,484,000