September 28, 2000

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Audi A8

September 28, 2000

Audi S8 A Performance-Oriented Premium Driving

Text from the Audi of press release

AUBURN Mich. – With its entry in North America, the Audi S8 offers the discerning a perfect synthesis of a luxurious and superior power. The combination of technical features such as the Audi Space Frame the quattro permanent all-wheel-drive and the high-tech five-valve V8 engine, Audi’s top-of-the-line S8 a leader in the of automotive construction.

The S8 is designed to to those forward thinking, German sedan customers more than flagship This vehicle is designed to an uncompromised performance-oriented driving At the heart of the S8 is the five-valve Audi V8 with its 4.2-liter displacement is modified for increased output.

for increased performance begin the optimized intake paths, a new variable intake manifold, and developed camshafts with valve timing. These are combined with low-friction cam followers for the valve gear in the A8.

With such technical and innovations, the S8 has an output power of 360 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and impressive torque of 317 lbs. ft. available just 3,400 rpm. The system also has been for increase flow and incorporates polished exhaust tips and a befitting its sporting character.

To this power, the S8 uses an controlled five-speed automatic Tiptronic� transmission with Shift Program (DSP) and detection capability. Standard on the S8 is a sport steering wheel Tiptronic� controls where the gears may be shifted manually.

The Brembo�2 fixed-caliper brakes four ventilated discs and calipers also are new to match the performance of the engine. The 18-inch cast alloy wheels are with 245/45 ZR 18 performance A full size spare with alloy wheel is

To continue the vehicle’s overall performance and appearance, a sport made entirely of aluminum is equipment. This consists of a lowered suspension setting (20 30 percent stiffer spring 40 percent more compression in the shock absorbers combined thicker stabilizer bars.

As all Audi S models, the S8 is available with permanent all-wheel-quattro This offers the assurance of traction and directional stability.

On the S8, a self-locking Torsen�3 center is used to distribute the power the front and rear wheels as In extreme driving situations, the differential lock (EDL) precise brake intervention to a targeted force distribution to the with the greatest degree of at any given moment.

All Audi S8s are fitted with the stabilization program (ESP) as ESP continually monitors the parameters for the maintenance of the car’s stability and automatically if there is any risk it might skid.

The ESP control calculates the momentary state of the from the wheel speeds and supplied by the anti-lock brake (ABS), the traction control (ASR), and by sensors that the steering angle, yaw moment and acceleration. Using this it can then initiate any countermeasures necessary.

ESP counteracts oversteer by braking the front wheel on the of the bend; while in the case of it briefly brakes the rear on the inside of the bend. The combination of all-wheel-drive and ESP makes the Audi S8 one of the and nimble cars on the market.

The Audi S8 combines an extremely level of active safety an equally high level of safety. This is because of the body, which features the Space Frame (ASF). the S8 also has a highly advanced system incorporating a total of airbags: two front airbags and two airbags integrated into the seats, and two into the rear backs, complemented by Sideguard, head-level side airbag

Design elements throughout top-of-the-line model are elegantly With its small S8 badging on the new grille and back decklid, tailpipes, aluminum outside and polished door sill the S8 is certainly recognizable, but it may take a glance. Audi calls it elegance.

The polished door trims made of aluminum and the S8 inscription are a feature that the car’s top quality and the attention to which is evident even as you the car. Exclusive character is the feature of the Audi S8‘s The individual interior elements such as new front sport with extendable seat Valcona leather seat Gray birds-eye maple inlays and Alcantara door – match each in every detail, combining to a harmonious interior.

An individual ignition key setting senses which driver to apply is standard equipment, as is an alarm system which interior movement, an electronic and a fully-automatic climate control which permits separate of the settings for the driver and front and also takes into the direction and strength of the sun. The list of standard confort and features – to name a few include an air-quality sensor, front seats, leather-covered steering wheel, the driver system (DIS), xenon and Servotronic�4, and a vehicle speed-sensitive steering which adapts the of power steering assistance to the speed at any given time.

Audi’s Premium Package the S8 interior even more with power rear with manual rear shades, heated rear and an expandable ski sack. The optional Package includes the Audi System, and front and rear which senses when are near the vehicle.

Customers have the option of applying to the seat inserts and headliner, and leather trim on the lower dash panel and center with the the Leather/Alcantara Package. stand-alone options include sunroof which operates air fans when the vehicle is in the sun, heated luxury seats, and a hands-free cellular

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