2013 Audi S8 press release

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Audi S8

October 21, 2011. The Audi S8, will be launched on the market in 2012, is the new head of the Audi S family – a large, sedan of supreme power. The new 4.0 in the Audi S8 generates no less 382 kW (520 hp) and delivers a constant 650 Nm lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft 1,700 and 5,500 rpm.

The is outstanding performance: The sprint zero to 100 km/h (62.14 takes just 4.2 seconds, and top is electronically capped at 250 km/h mph).

This makes the consumption of the sonorous and smooth V8 all the more amazing: It averages 10.2 liters per 100 km (23.06 US much less than its The free-breathing, 5.2-liter V10 in the previous consumed an average of 13.2 per 100 km (17.82 US mpg). Fuel decreased by nearly 23 percent a 51 kW (70 hp) increase in output.

Behind the top for the new Audi S8 are the combined technologies of the modular efficiency platform, the recuperation and start-stop systems. The developed cylinder on demand plays a particularly large Under part load, it four of the eight cylinders for an gain that is particularly at moderate highway speeds.

A package of acoustic measures the Active Noise Cancellation suppresses possible intrusive and vibrations.

The eight-speed tiptronic in the S8 also unites sportiness and It uses tall gears at low whenever possible, but downshifts and comfortably when requested by the The tiptronic delivers the power to a drivetrain combining a self-locking differential with the sport at the rear axle.

During driving, the lion’s share of the flows to the outside wheel to push the large sedan the corner.


The new Audi S8 pulls out all the stops when it to the chassis. One of its features is a specially adaptive air suspension with damping, which can vary the height of the body between levels and thus ensures a driving experience. It harmonizes with the dynamic steering, standard, that adapts its ratio and boost to the vehicle’s

It uses slight, nearly steering corrections to stabilize at the cornering limit.

The Audi select dynamics system these two systems as well as management, the eight-speed tiptronic and the differential. The driver can determine the of these components by choosing the five modes comfort, dynamic, individual and efficiency.

The S-specific wheels measure 9 J x 20 and are with 265/40-series tires. offers five additional as options, four of which a 21-inch diagonal. The four ventilated disc brakes 400 millimeters (15.75 in) in diameter up and 365 millimeters (14.37 in) at the rear. The black calipers up front S8 logos. Each of the optional fiber-ceramic discs saves five kilograms (11 lb) of weight.

calipers are anthracite gray. The ESP program includes a sport in which engine output is solely by the position of the pedals.

and design

A decisive advantage of the S8 is the comparatively low weight of 1,975 (4,354.13 lb). The luxury ASF (Audi Space Frame) is made almost entirely of Only the B-pillars are made of high-strength steel. The body just 231 kilograms (509.27 a conventional steel construction be around 100 kilograms (220.46 lb)

The Audi ultra-lightweight construction weight to be reduced in other as well, such as the chassis.

design details signal the position that the 5.15 (16.90 ft) S8 occupies in the Audi The single-frame grille is platinum and its eight double bars are in chrome. An aluminum-look blade the bumper appear sharper, and are high-gloss black slats and ribs in the side air intakes.

On the body color trim on the sills, door handles strips of aluminum and polished mirror housings catch the The diffuser insert at the back of the car a blade with a two-layer finish offset with in platinum gray. The exhaust ends in two oval dual in a chrome-look finish.

S8 or V8 T badges can be found in the front, on the and on the sides. The color range 13 shades, two of which – Gray and Prism Silver are reserved for the Audi S8.


The shines with craftsman-like fit and and small yet effective accents. The power-adjustable comfort sport have been designed for the Audi S8. They are optionally with exclusive seat in quilted lunar silver.

The and piping are in contrasting steel while the upper inlays on the panel and tiptronic selector present the material Carbon

The leather multifunction sport wheel has color-contrasting stitching and an S8 which can also be found on the Typical of the Audi S models, have gray dials white needles – a which is repeated in the classic clock. The illuminated door trims with the S8 logo are a eye-catcher. The display of the driver system and the MMI monitor greet the with special S8 screens.

The paddles and pedals are in an aluminum-look a red ring frames the start

Audi S8

The Audi S8 offers a wide of interior colors, inlays and upholstery. These include soft Valcona leather and with ventilation and massage The leather package, a DVD changer, the key with sensor-controlled lock for the and the ambient lighting package out the list of standard interior

The Audi S8 is also equipped the innovative LED headlights and double


Beyond the generous equipment, Audi makes all of the options from the A8 series in the new S8. The driver assistance systems, are closely networked with one and the navigation system, are particularly

The core of these is the adaptive control system with go function; others include side assist, Audi assist, the speed limit and the night vision assistant highlighting of detected pedestrians.

these technologies is the safety Audi pre sense, which is in a number of versions. A new break function uses steering and additional parameters to detect if the is getting tired and issues an warning.

New to the A8 family is the parking system 360° camera. Four cameras record images of the immediate surroundings and a computer them together. The driver can up a variety of views on the MMI monitor, a virtual top-down view.

The enhances safety while and in narrow driveways. Special allow the driver to see cross-traffic.

The MMI plus, which comes represents the state-of-the-art in infotainment It includes the groundbreaking MMI touch system, a large hard and a high-resolution 8-inch display. The system can be combined with the standard Bluetooth online car which brings special services to the car and provides WLAN for mobile devices.

The Bang Advanced Sound System its 1,400 watt amplifiers and 19 impresses with its amazing

source. Audi Press

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