Prototypes for exactly what’s likely to be the new S8 have actually simply been identified. The four specific exhaust pointers at the back is a clear free gift that this isn’t really a basic model. Constructed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is expected to weigh significantly less. This and a number of other small tweaks should make the car much faster than its predecessor, regardless of the power plant that it will come with.
Exactly what the brand-new S8 does not have in noise, for now, it more than offsets with existence. The style of the flagship sedan is unlike anything else Audi presently has, however it’s not the production version of the Prologue that everyone was anticipating.
From the back, we see the new linked taillight style, 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 practically no features that can be associated with the S-treatment, such as air intakes and huge brakes.
Since Audi and Porsche collaborated on engine advancement, the S8 is going to have roughly the very same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 readily available in the current Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Similar to the S4 has somewhat more horse power than the base Panamera, so too might 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 simply under. And thanks to a coasting function, cylinder deactivation or mild 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 most likely the S8’s expose will be postponed until in the year.