2019 Audi S8
Prototypes for exactly what’s likely to be the new S8 have actually just been spotted. The 4 specific exhaust tips at the rear is a clear free gift that this isn’t really a basic model. Developed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is expected to weigh considerably less. This and a couple of 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
Exactly what the new S8 lacks in noise, for now, it more than makes up for with presence. The style of the flagship sedan differs from 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 new linked taillight design, 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 virtually no features that can be associated with the S-treatment, such as air consumption and huge brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Because Audi and Porsche collaborated on engine development, the S8 is going to have roughly the same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 readily available in the most recent Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Just like the S4 has a little more horse power than the base Panamera, so too might the S8 pack about 570 PS.
But exactly what really matters here is the velocity. All that power is likely to be handled 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 … fairly 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 expose will be delayed till in the year.