Audi S8 and S8 plus

March 9, 2017
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Audi S8 plus Audi S8 plus

High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

382 kW (520 hp) – that’s the power of the S8, the big sports Sedan from Audi. Its resonant 4.0 TFSI accelerates the Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 4.1 seconds. Its combined fuel consumption is just 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers (25.0 US mpg), with an emission of 216 grams CO2 per kilometer (347.6 g/mi). Here the COD (cylinder on demand) system plays a major role. Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) sends precise phase-cancellation noise into the interior over the sound system’s speakers to compensate for noise generated in the cabin when running on four cylinders.

An eight-speed tiptronic distributes the power of the V8 engine to a quattro drivetrain with a sport differential. Among the chassis highlights are the adaptive sport air suspension and dynamic steering – both with S8-specific tuning. The standard wheels are size 9 J x 20. An alternative to the powerful steel brake discs are discs made of carbon-fiber ceramic.

Many exterior design details express the special positioning of the S8. The sporty top-of-the-line model, which is only available with the standard wheelbase, comes with very generous standard equipment. With the new S8 plus, Audi breaks the 600 hp limit in the luxury class Sedan segment. The new plus model produces 445 kW (605 hp) and delivers 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) to the crankshaft. Overboost temporarily increases the latter to as much as 750 Nm (553.2 lb-ft). It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.8 seconds, and the top speed is 305 km/h
(189.5 mph).

Audi S8
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.6 – 9.4 (24.5 – 25.0 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 220 – 216 (354.1 – 347.6 g/mi)

Audi S8 plus
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.0 (23.5 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 231 (371.8 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)


The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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