Models for exactly what’s likely to be the brand-new S8 have simply been spotted. The 4 private exhaust ideas at the back is a clear giveaway that this isn’t a basic model. Built on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is expected to weigh significantly less. This and a few other small tweaks need to make the car much faster than its predecessor, irrespective of the power plant that it will include.
2019 Audi S8 Design
What the brand-new S8 does not have in noise, for now, it more than offsets with presence. The design of the flagship sedan differs from anything else Audi presently has, however it’s not the production version of the Prologue that everyone was expecting.
From the back, we see the new linked 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 exactly what they want. But we see virtually no features that can be connected with the S-treatment, such as air consumption and big brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Since Audi and Porsche collaborated on engine development, the S8 is going to have approximately the exact same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 readily available in the current Panamera Turbo. There, it churns out 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Much like the S4 has a little more horsepower than the base Panamera, so too might the S8 pack about 570 PS.
But exactly what really matters here is the acceleration. All that power is likely to be dealt with by an automatic and quattro AWD for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) sprint time of 4 seconds or simply under. And thanks to a coasting function, cylinder deactivation or mild 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 on this year, as a 2019 model. It’s most likely the S8’s reveal will be delayed until in the year.