The dynamic hero of the flagship Audi A8 range has arrived in Australia, for the first time in the D4 generation, priced at $279,000. The sophisticated S8 sports sedan boasts a remarkable array of advanced technology, inside and out, worthy of a truly exclusive executive performance vehicle.
“Strength and sophistication complement each other perfectly in this extraordinary performance vehicle,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia.
“The Audi S8 offers a very rare combination of pioneering technology, interior excellence and understated performance that will appeal to highly successful business executives who are also passionate drivers,” said Mr Doyle.
The 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 engine produces 382 kW and develops 650 Nm of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h only takes 4.1 seconds and acceleration ends at a top speed of 250 km/h. The 4.0 TFSI engine, whose sound is now even more sonorous, consumes on average 9.6 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres and a CO2 equivalent of 225 grams per kilometre.
Audi’s technological expertise is evident in this advanced engine, from the layout of the cylinder heads with the hot side on the inside, to the twin-scroll turbochargers and the cylinder on demand (COD) system that shuts down four of the eight cylinders when operating under light throttle loads. The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system and the active engine mounts suppress undesired noise and vibrations during these phases to enhance the feeling of luxurious comfort inside the cabin.
The eight-speed tiptronic in the S8 offers the perfect compromise between sportiness and efficiency, delivering power to a quattro drivetrain supplemented by a sport differential at the rear axle. Among the chassis highlights are the adaptive air suspension sport and dynamic steering.
As expected of such an exclusive vehicle, an extraordinary level of standard equipment is available on the Audi S8, including highlights such as:
21-inch alloy wheels in 5-triple-spoke S design
Matrix beam LED headlights
Digital TV reception with DAB+ digital radio
Heated and ventilated front sport comfort seats, with massage function
quattro sport differential that actively distributes torque between the rear wheels
adaptive air suspension sport
Sports tuned dynamic steering with variable ratio
Electric sunblinds for rear doors and windows
S specific interior and exterior design touches and special carbon finishes
Active lane, side assist and park assist systems
Adaptive cruise control with stop and go function including Audi pre sense plus
Power assisted door closure
BOSE surround sound system
Pricing (Manufacturer List Pricing (MLP) – excludes dealer delivery and statutory charges)
Audi S8 S8 4.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic 382kW 650Nm $279,000
Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.6;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 225