Audi S8 (2008) press release

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Audi S8

August 26, 2008. The Audi S8 is the athlete in the luxury class. its combination of 10-cylinder FSI power, and particularly sporty quattro drive, and Audi Space the Audi S8 occupies a unique within its competitive field of sedans.

The outstanding potential of the powerpack finds its counterpart in the tuned sports suspension, brake system and sporty yet design.

Sports appeal is anchored in the genetic code of the brand. In the case of the S models, sportiness is a declared principle, with comfort, aesthetics, and uncompromising quality. The Audi S8 its 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine combines all of strengths to produce passion and

A 10-cylinder engine is the ideal for sporting aspirations. Although an engine would be even compact, to make it into the class would require heavy pistons and connecting which would impair its to rev freely. It is no coincidence that generally have concentrated on high torque with large-capacity V8 engines, rather attempting to squeeze sporty out of them, too.

Spontaneous response

Other of the high-speed V10 design are quite The engine fascinates with its response and short reaction It produces a throaty sound accelerating and yet has a beefy torque even at low speeds.

All in all it forms the synthesis of sporty driving and comfort on long journeys.

The 450 hp V10 in the S8 also belongs to the new generation of V from Audi, all of which a standard 90-degree angle. The of the Audi 10-cylinder powerpack is from an aluminum alloy. technology renders separate liners superfluous; the liners are honed directly from the by exposing hard silicon

The connecting rods are made forged steel and the pistons an aluminum alloy.

Performance and power

The V10 in the Audi S8 uses FSI direct injection, which has demonstrated its dynamic potential in sport. The R8 racing car featuring technology represented Audi times at the 24-hour Le Mans and captured four victories. The rail injection system the fuel directly to the combustion in precisely metered amounts.

The powerful 10-cylinder engine has optimized for high torque as as high engine power. as low as 3,000 to 4,000 rpm it delivers 398 ft. to the crankshaft. More than 90 of the torque is available at 2,300 The V10 imparts the luxury sedan the road performance of a high-caliber car.

The Audi S8 sprints a standstill to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Only a while later it reaches its top speed of 155 mph, also by its low drag coefficient.

With its Audi Space Frame, the S8 weighs a mere 4,596 including the dynamic and sure-footed quattro drive, which asymmetric/dynamic torque distribution.

gear underlines dynamic

The center differential distributes 40 of the torque to the front and 60 per cent to the This slightly rear-biased underlines the dynamic character of the S8. The new Audi S8 is equipped with a Tiptronic transmission as standard.

In with the character of this top-of-the-line model, the final of the automatic transmission is lower on the Audi A8, and the sedan still is of forceful acceleration even in gear.

With regard to the gear, the Audi S8 relies on air suspension sport, the optional suspension for the A8. On the Audi S8, however, the of the air springs and the shock absorbers into the air spring bellows are firmer. With a further in rolling and pitching movements, the top model behaves with greater agility and maneuverability, but it is as and safe as ever.

The elastokinematics of the mounts in the axles have been modified in keeping the character of the Audi S8.

An ambience of luxurious

Besides the 20-inch wheels the new S design and special brakes, details on the side sections the potential of the V10 engine: badges on the and the front brake callipers, handles with aluminum strips and aluminum-look exterior housings. The S8 badge at the rear, an rear spoiler, a subtle edge in the apron and an exhaust with four oval complete the range of optical

The Audi S8 also adds specific accents to the luxurious The Audi S8 sports seats, have a wide range of features, have two-color with stitching in a contrasting The color combinations underscore the of luxurious sportiness. Other details distinguish the sporty top from the A8. The highly-polished door trims bear S8 badges, and the on the door and center console are of Vavona Gray wood or fiber.

The three-spoke multifunction wheel features color-contrasting and aluminum-look paddles as well as an S8

The innovative lighting technology as adaptive light, including LED running lights, is standard on every Audi S8. Here the Bi-Xenon headlights are coupled static turning light and cornering lights as well as LED daytime running lights, as on the A8L W12 quattro. As well as adaptive technology and 20-inch wheels, the specification incorporates other and convenience equipment items.

These include new, double glazing for the windows, a DVD system and BOSE Surround system with CD changer. The armrests, the center console, and the in the Audi S8 are upholstered in leather. The access and authorization system as advanced key permits the driver to the Audi S8 without having to hold of the key.

The driver can switch on the 10-cylinder powerplant by the Start button and immediately its inimitable sound.

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