Models for what’s likely to be the new S8 have actually just been found. The 4 specific exhaust ideas at the rear is a clear giveaway that this isn’t really a basic model. Constructed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is expected to weigh considerably less. This and a number of other minor tweaks need to make the car much faster than its predecessor, regardless of the power plant that it will include.
What the brand-new S8 lacks in sound, in the meantime, 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 variation of the Prologue that everyone 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 nearly no curves here, so Audi fans are getting more of what they desire. However we see virtually no features that can be connected with the S-treatment, such as air consumption and huge brakes.
Because Audi and Porsche worked together on engine advancement, the S8 is going to have approximately the very same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 available in the current Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Much like the S4 has somewhat more horse power than the base Panamera, so too could the S8 pack about 570 PS. However exactly what really matters here is the velocity. All that power is likely to be managed by an automatic 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 economical, for a 2-ton car that is.
The standard A8 bows later this year, as a 2019 model. It’s likely the S8’s expose will be delayed until next year.