2020 Audi S8: High Performance in Every Regard

2020 Audi S8: High Performance in Every Regard

Audi's fourth-generation S8 luxury sports sedan is a powerhouse equipped with innovative technology and modern elegance to lead the A8 lineup.

Sophisticated Technology, Exquisite Interior

The fourth-generation S8 returns in 2020 and will be plenty powerful, due to a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 augmented by a 48-volt hybrid system and lithium-ion battery, broadening the operating range of the engine's start-stop system and accelerating the V-8's refiring. The system's belt-driven motor-generator doesn't directly contribute to the car's thrust, but the boosted V-8 engine cranks out a force of its own: 563 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque between 2000 and 4500 revs.

The "hot-V" display of the 4.0-liter mill, with its turbocharges nestled in the valley made by two cylinder banks, results in short intake paths and lag-free throttle responses, leveraged by the quick-shifting standard ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine is utterly beautiful with its pleasant yet unobtrusive V-8 sound. Expect the S8 to rocket to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Audi states the top speed as 155 mph.

The S8 provides a perpetual adrenaline rush that will test drivers' resolve to stay under the speed limit regardless if they're winding through back roads or flying on freeways. While its engine has some serious growl, this model is surprisingly economical. This benefit results from mild hybridization, cylinder deactivation, light construction, and aerodynamics.

Designed With The Driver in Mind

That 48-volt system powers Audi's suspension with air springs, adaptive dampers, and active anti-roll bars. It is a technological marvel, using a grill-mounted camera to look ahead and analyze the road to anticipate bumps and dips. Between 50 and 80 mph, it can lean the car's body into corners by up to 3 degrees. In Comfort mode, it virtually eliminates body jiggles. The system can even raise the vehicle when the doors are opened for easier entry and exit.

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