Models for what’s most likely to be the new S8 have actually simply been identified. The four specific exhaust ideas at the back is a clear giveaway that this isn’t really a standard model. Constructed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is expected to weigh substantially less. This and a few other minor tweaks should make the car faster than its predecessor, regardless of the power plant that it will feature.
2019 Audi S8 Design
Exactly what the brand-new S8 lacks in noise, in the meantime, it more than makes up for with presence. The design of the flagship sedan is unlike anything else Audi currently has, however it’s not the production version of the Prologue that everybody was expecting.
From the back, we see the new connected taillight design, 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 want. But we see practically no features that can be associated with the S-treatment, such as air consumption and big brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Considering that Audi and Porsche collaborated on engine advancement, the S8 is going to have approximately the very same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 offered in the most recent Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Similar to the S4 has somewhat more horsepower than the base Panamera, so too could the S8 pack about 570 PS.
But exactly what really matters here is the velocity. All that power is likely to be dealt with by an automated 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 … reasonably affordable, for a 2-ton car that is.
2019 Audi S8 Release Date
The basic A8 bows later on this year, as a 2019 model. It’s likely the S8’s reveal will be delayed till next year.