Models for exactly what’s likely to be the new S8 have actually simply been identified. The four specific exhaust pointers at the back 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 few other small tweaks should make the car much faster than its predecessor, irrespective of the power plant that it will include.
2019 Audi S8 Design
What the new S8 lacks in sound, for now, it more than makes up for with presence. The style of the flagship sedan is unlike 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 almost no curves here, so Audi fans are getting more of what they want. However we see virtually no features that can be related to the S-treatment, such as air consumption and huge brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Since Audi and Porsche teamed up on engine advancement, the S8 is going to have approximately the very same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 offered in the current Panamera Turbo. There, it churns out 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 could the S8 pack about 570 PS. But 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 moderate hybrid tech, the S8 might 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 expose will be delayed up until next year.