Frankfurt 2011: the new Audi S8 is official

Audi S8Like S6, S7 and S6 Avant, Sportback unveiled today, the new Audi S8 will be presented in Frankfurt. However, now we know all about the turbo version of the A8.

What a day! Audi did not choose to do in half-measures by launching simultaneously today, the new S6, S6 Avant, S7 Sportback, but S8. If one has already returned earlier in the first three models, we are interested here in the famous S8 happens a year after the European launch of the Audi A8.

The new S8 has the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI as S6 and S7 Sportback, but in a more muscular. On this model, the engine power goes then to 520 horsepower (100 + hp!) For a couple of 650 Nm The box is not an S-Tronic, but an eight-speed Tiptronic. In terms of performance, it gives a 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds achieved, and a maximum speed still limited to 250 km / h.
Audi S8
Logically, the consumption is higher than that of the new S6 and S7 Sportback. However, thanks to a healthy weight (1975 kg), the Start and Stop, the system of energy recovery and the management of partial cylinders, this consumption is only 10.2 l/100 km. The S8 also has a Quattro all-wheel drive with differential and air suspension with variable damping to suit the height of the body on three levels.

At the aesthetic level, there are some differences from the A8 to bring more sporting course. With, among others, a new grille with chrome bars eight, a more muscular body, the color bands on the sides, and four tailpipes. Inside, there are electrically adjustable sports seats, leather steering wheel and upholstery with silver stitching. The sedan also enjoys a novelty: the Active Noise Cancellation System. Using four microphones, the process identifies unwanted noise and removes them.

As for S6, S7 and S6 Avant Sportback, we do not yet know the prices of the new S8. They will certainly be announced at the official presentation of the model at the Frankfurt Motor Show (September 13-25). Marketing, however, is expected in Spring 2012.Audi S8

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