Prototypes for exactly what’s likely to be the brand-new S8 have actually simply been identified. The four individual exhaust suggestions at the rear is a clear free gift that this isn’t really a basic model.
Constructed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is anticipated to weigh substantially less. This and a couple of other minor tweaks ought to make the car faster than its predecessor, regardless of the power plant that it will include.
2019 Audi S8 Design
What the brand-new S8 lacks in noise, for now, it more than makes up for with presence. The design of the flagship sedan differs from anything else Audi currently has, however it’s not the production version of the Prologue that everybody was anticipating.
From the back, we see the new connected taillight style, while the front is crisp and architectural. Unlike with the S-Class, there are nearly no curves here, so Audi fans are getting more of exactly what they desire. However we see virtually no features that can be connected with the S-treatment, such as air intakes and big brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Considering that Audi and Porsche worked together on engine development, the S8 is going to have approximately the same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 readily available in the latest Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Just like the S4 has a little more horse power than the base Panamera, so too could the S8 pack about 570 PS.
But what actually matters here is the acceleration. All that power is most likely to be dealt with by an automatic and quattro AWD for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 4 seconds or simply under. And thanks to a coasting function, cylinder deactivation or mild hybrid tech, the S8 could be … fairly affordable, for a 2-ton car that is.
2019 Audi S8 Release Date
The basic A8 bows later this year, as a 2019 model. It’s most likely the S8’s reveal will be postponed until next year.