Prototypes for exactly what’s most likely to be the new S8 have actually simply been found. The 4 private exhaust tips at the rear is a clear giveaway that this isn’t a basic model. Constructed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is expected to weigh substantially less. This and a couple of other minor tweaks should make the car quicker 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 offsets with existence. The design of the flagship sedan is unlike anything else Audi presently has, but it’s not the production variation of the Prologue that everyone was expecting. From the back, we see the new connected 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 desire. However we see practically no features that can be connected with the S-treatment, such as air intakes and big brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Because 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 current Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Similar to the S4 has a little more horse power than the base Panamera, so too might the S8 pack about 570 PS. However exactly what really matters here is the acceleration. All that power is most likely to be managed 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 mild hybrid tech, the S8 could be … fairly affordable, for a 2-ton car that is.
2019 Audi S8 Release Date
The standard A8 bows later this year, as a 2019 model. It’s likely the S8’s expose will be postponed until next year.