As nearly all of us know, the S Edition in Audi’s lineup is definitely the sporty one (while the normal A versions hardly ever seem to be too slow!). The S8 may be the sports model of Audi’s flagship sedan, neither disappoint however the 2018 Audi S8 does seem to be that very little bit extra particular.
This is certainly what will be named a ‘Luxo-barge’ in Europe; large, hefty, very well outfitted and speedy. In fact, the S8 weighs in at 4,685 lbs and it is over 16.5 feet in length – modest it ain’t.
We’re nevertheless waiting for official confirmation from Audi concerning dates and prices, but we assume to determine the brand new 2018 Audi S8 hit the showrooms while in the middle aspect of 2017 – we’ve currently noticed it testing (heavily camouflaged) to the public streets near the Nurburgring in Germany.
Once more, with no official confirmation, it is difficult to predict an accurate price, but our money might be a starting up a price of all around $116,000, but be cautious of picking those options boxes, they could conveniently add a more $15,000 to $20,000 to that price.
2018 Audi S8 Performance
First up, we understand that the 2018 Audi S8 model will likely be built on the MLB Evo platform, this implies lighter bodyweight, enhanced overall performance, greater handling and for all those that are genuinely concerned – much better gas mileage.
As far as we know, Audi have picked the existing 4.0 liter direct injection twin turbo V8 to continue within the new model, this is certainly no terrible issue – a minimum of 520 BHP and 481 lb/ft of torque helps make for excellent effectiveness (while Needless to say, there are going to be hotter versions obtainable), and energy will be sent to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automobile transmission; despite the weight, it is fairly lively.
The S8 is very well outfitted engineering smart too; even acquiring a fully autonomous mode that performs up to 37 MPH. Additional to that is certainly adaptive air suspension, adaptive & radar guided cruise control, torque vectoring rear diff and lane assist (amongst a huge a list of options).
Altering the dynamic driving modes does much more than just change the power; flicking the dial will see the car changing the throttle, suspension settings, torque vectoring, guided feel, exhaust note and even the flexible cruise control functionality. It truly can feel like a different car when switching between modes.
Finally, we think that Audi will upgrade the exterior styling, but not dramatically; minor aero modifications and updated bumpers and possibly grille.