Prototypes for exactly what’s likely to be the brand-new S8 have actually simply been identified. The four specific exhaust ideas at the back is a clear free gift that this isn’t really a standard model. Developed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is anticipated to weigh considerably less. This and a few other small tweaks must make the car much faster than its predecessor, regardless of the power plant that it will come with.
2019 Audi S8 Design
What the new S8 lacks in noise, for now, it more than offsets with existence. The style of the flagship sedan is unlike anything else Audi currently has, however it’s not the production variation of the Prologue that everybody was anticipating.
From the back, we see the brand-new linked taillight style, while the front is crisp and architectural. Unlike with the S-Class, there are practically no curves here, so Audi fans are getting more of exactly what they want. But we see essentially no features that can be related to the S-treatment, such as air intakes and huge brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Since Audi and Porsche worked together on engine development, the S8 is going to have approximately the exact same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 offered in the current Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Much like the S4 has a little more horsepower than the base Panamera, so too might the S8 pack about 570 PS.
However exactly what truly matters here is the velocity. All that power is most likely to be dealt with by an automated and quattro AWD for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) sprint time of 4 seconds or just under. And thanks to a coasting function, cylinder deactivation or moderate hybrid tech, the S8 could be … fairly cost-effective, for a 2-ton car that is.
2019 Audi S8 Release Date
The standard A8 bows later on this year, as a 2019 model. It’s likely the S8’s reveal will be postponed till next year.