The 2020 Audi S8 has been revealed overnight ahead of a European launch late this year.
Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 420kW of power and 800Nm of torque. All-wheel drive is standard to distribute that power across both axles.
The new S8 will be equipped with mild hybrid technology (MHEV) to reduce fuel consumption. The system uses a 48-volt belt alternator starter and the additional lithium-ion battery to enable coasting with the engine switched off, fast restart and an extended start-stop range. Audi says fuel savings of up to 0.8 litres per 100 kilometres are possible in everyday driving.
Audi hasn’t revealed the performance details, however, it has revealed an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h.
All-wheel steering is standard, as is a torque-vectoring rear differential and predictive air suspension that can raise the body by 50mm for a more dignified entry and exit.
Buyers can option matrix LED headlights, OLED tail-lights, 21-inch alloy wheels, carbon-fibre ceramic disc brakes and a plethora of interior trim packages.
Audi’s Australian arm has confirmed the new S8 will arrive locally in the second half of 2020, full specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.
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