Prototypes for what’s likely to be the new S8 have actually just been found. The 4 private exhaust ideas at the back is a clear giveaway that this isn’t a standard model. Constructed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is anticipated to weigh significantly less. This and a couple of other small tweaks need to make the car much faster than its predecessor, regardless of the power plant that it will include.
2019 Audi S8 Design
What the new S8 lacks in sound, for now, it more than makes up for with presence. The style of the flagship sedan differs from anything else Audi currently has, however it’s not the production version of the Prologue that everyone was anticipating.
From the back, we see the brand-new linked taillight design, 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. However we see virtually no features that can be connected with the S-treatment, such as air intakes and big brakes.
2019 Audi S8 Engine
Considering That Audi and Porsche collaborated on engine development, the S8 is going to have approximately the very same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 offered in the current Panamera Turbo. There, it churns out 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Just like the S4 has slightly more horsepower than the base Panamera, so too could the S8 pack about 570 PS.
But exactly what really matters here is the velocity. All that power is most likely to be dealt with by an automatic and quattro AWD for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 4 seconds or just under. And thanks to a coasting function, cylinder deactivation or mild hybrid tech, the S8 might be … reasonably economical, for a 2-ton car that is.
2019 Audi S8 Release Date
The standard A8 bows later this year, as a 2019 model. It’s likely the S8’s expose will be delayed up until next year.