Audi unveils all-new S8 sedan

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Pricing has yet to be announced, of course, but given that the A8L starts at $97,800 in Canada, the S8 will definitely go into six figures. RELATED TAGSSedanLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending Videos See More Videos After recently unveiling an all-new A8, Audi will now add a matching S8 to its lineup. It’s expected to arrive here as a 2020, and while a regular-length version is available in global markets, we’ll get it strictly in long-wheelbase configuration.While the A8 uses a V6 making 335 horsepower, the S8 will coax 563 horsepower and 590 lb-ft out of its 4.0L twin-turbo V8. As with the A8, it will also feature a 48-volt mild hybrid system with a small, lithium-ion battery that will provide fuel-free coasting and auto-stop, shutting off the engine during idle for better fuel efficiency. Top speed will be limited to 250 km/h.Power will go through an eight-speed automatic transmission, and will power all four tires through Quattro all-wheel drive. The S8 will include all-wheel steering and a sport rear differential with torque vectoring. Its predictive active suspension works with individual wheels, lifting or pushing them down as needed to ease the jolts over potholes, and it limits body roll in corners. Ventilated carbon ceramic brakes will be available as an option. center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement ‹ Previous Next › The S8 will follow the A8’s styling, adding just a few hints including slightly revised fascias, quad exhaust tips, and badges. The inside alterations are also subtle, with carbon-fibre trim and embroidered seats. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canadalast_img read more