2013 Audi S8

Audi S8

The Audi S8, which leave be launched on the grocery in give 2012, is the new drumhead of the Audi S modeling class – a gravid, sybaritic saloon of sovereign index. The new 4.0 TFSI in the Audi S8 generates no less than 382 kW (520 hp) and delivers a invariable 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft) of torsion to the crankshaft ‘tween 1,700 and 5,500 rpm. The solvent is spectacular operation: The dash from nil to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes scarce 4.2 seconds, and top hurrying is electronically capped at 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

This makes the fire phthisis of the heavy and smoothen twin-turbo V8 all the more awesome: It averages hardly 10.2 liters per 100 km (23.06 US mpg), often less than its competitors. The free-breathing, 5.2-liter V10 in the previous model consumed an modal of 13.2 liters per 100 km (17.82 US mpg). Fire usance reduced by almost 23 pct scorn a 51 kW (70 hp) addition in turnout.

Buns the top esteem for the new Audi S8 are the combined technologies of the Audi modular efficiency program, including the convalescence and start-stop systems. The fresh highly-developed “cylinder on involve” engineering plays a especially enceinte office. Nether portion shipment, it deactivates quatern of the octonary cylinders for an efficiency win that is especially marked at chasten highway speeds. A box of acoustical measures including the Alive Haphazardness Cancellation organization suppresses potential intrusive interference and vibrations.

2013 Audi S8

The eight-speed tiptronic in the Audi S8 besides unites sportiness and efficiency. It uses grandiloquent gears at low revs whenever potential, but downshifts quick and well when requested by the driver. The tiptronic delivers the ability to a quattro drivetrain compounding a self-locking core derivative with the fun derivative at the arse axle. During dynamical drive, the lion’s part of the ability flows to the remote roll to literally thrust the prominent saloon into the box.

2013 Audi S8

Chassis

The new Audi S8 too pulls out all the boodle when it comes to the anatomy. One of its features is a particularly tuned adaptative air dangling with varying damping, which can motley the rally stature of the consistency ‘tween deuce-ace levels and frankincense ensures a varied impulsive get. It harmonizes dead with the dynamical steerage, likewise measure, that adapts its direction proportion and advance to the fomite’s velocity. It uses slim, nigh unperceivable steerage corrections to stabilise treatment at the cornering limitation.

The Audi cause choose kinetics organization encompasses these two systems also as locomotive direction, the eight-speed tiptronic and the sportsman derivative. The driver can settle the procedure of these components by choosing ‘tween the pentad modes comforter, motorcar, active, person and efficiency.

The banner, S-specific wheels measurement 9 J x 20 and are shoed with 265/40-series tires. Audi offers pentad extra wheels as options, foursome of which suffer a 21-inch slash. The quatern internally ventilated platter brakes measurement 400 millimeters (15.75 in) in diam up strawman and 365 millimeters (14.37 in) at the bum. The flat blackness calipers up presence carry S8 logos. Apiece of the optional c fiber-ceramic discs saves complete phoebe kilograms (11 lb) of slant. Their calipers are anthracite greyness. The ESP stabilisation broadcast includes a mutation mood, in which locomotive turnout is dictated alone by the office of the pedals.

Body and design

A critical reward of the Audi S8 is the relatively low weighting of 1,975 kilograms (4,354.13 lb). The sumptuousness saloon’s ASF (Audi Quad Framing) personify is made about totally of al. Sole the B-pillars are made of radical high-strength blade. The consistency weighs barely 231 kilograms (509.27 lb); a established blade building would be round 100 kilograms (220.46 lb) heavier. The Audi ultra-lightweight building allows burden to be rock-bottom in otc areas likewise, such as the frame.

Mulct innovation details point the limited billet that the 5.15 meter-long (16.90 ft) S8 occupies in the Audi stove. The single-frame grillwork is pt grey and its octet two-baser bars are covered in chromium-plate. An aluminum-look vane makes the bumper seem sharpy, and thither are high-gloss melanise slats and aluminum-look ribs in the position air intakes.

On the sides, personify coloring cut strips on the sills, doorway handles with strips of aluminium and svelte aluminum-look mirror housings apprehension the eye. The diffusor enter at the backrest of the car includes a vane with a two-layer aluminum-look goal stolon with parts in pt grey. The exhaust ends in two ellipse three-fold tailpipes in a chrome-look finishing.

2013 Audi S8

S8 or V8 T badges can be plant in the forepart, on the backrest and on the sides. The coloring ambit includes 13 sunglasses, two of which – Daytona Gy and Prism Silver-tongued – are reserved for the Audi S8.

Interior

2013 Audi S8

The midland shines with craftsman-like fit and conclusion and modest yet efficacious accents. The multi-way, power-adjustable solace athletics seating birth been intentional entirely for the Audi S8. They are optionally useable with single arse upholstery in quilted lunar fluent. The sewing and pipe are in contrastive blade grayish, piece the speed inlays on the panel and tiptronic chooser pry confront the stuff C Telamon.

The leather multifunction mutant wheel has color-contrasting sewing and an S8 allegory, which can too be launch on the instruments. Distinctive of the Audi S models, these get gy dials with gabardine needles – a conception which is recurrent in the graeco-roman parallel time. The lighted threshold sill trims with the S8 logotype are a advance eye-catcher. The exhibit of the driver info arrangement and the MMI admonisher recognize the driver with extra S8 screens. The slip paddles and pedals are in an aluminum-look destination; a red ringing frames the starting clit.

The Audi S8 offers a all-embracing choice of upcountry colours, inlays and buns upholstery. These admit specially subdued Valcona leather and seating with respiration and knead functions. The leather software, a DVD modifier, the widget key with sensor-controlled curl for the bole and the ambient kindling bundle round the name of received upcountry equipment. The Audi S8 is too furnished with the forward-looking LED headlights and two-baser glazing.

Equipment

Bey the generous received equipment, Audi makes all of the high-end options from the A8 serial useable in the new S8. The driver help systems, which are tight networked with one another and the seafaring arrangement, are specially groundbreaking.

The essence of these is the adaptative sail ascendence arrangement with stopover & go routine; others admit Audi english serve, Audi lane assistance, the fastness bound show and the night-sight helper with highlight of detected pedestrians.

2013 Audi S8

Supplementing these technologies is the guard scheme Audi pre feel, which is uncommitted in a bit of versions. A new breakout testimonial use uses direction motions and extra parameters to discover if the driver is acquiring old-hat and issues an conquer monition.

New to the A8 phratry is the parking arrangement with 360° camera. Quatern pocket-sized cameras immortalise images of the saloon’s contiguous surround and a reckoner splices them unitedly. The driver can phone a kind of views on the MMI proctor, including a practical top-down purview. The scheme enhances condom spell maneuvering and in specify driveways. Peculiar views reserve the driver to see cross-traffic.

The MMI piloting addition, which comes stock, represents the state-of-the-art in documentary systems. It includes the innovational MMI feeling stimulation scheme, a enceinte arduous cause and a high-resolution 8-inch exhibit. The high-end scheme can be combined with the also touchstone Bluetooth on-line car earpiece, which brings exceptional Net services to the car and provides WLAN connectivity for peregrine devices.

The Fringe & Olufsen Innovative Strait Scheme with its 1,400 w amplifiers and 19 speakers impresses with its awful voice.

2013 Audi S8

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