Audi has revealed the 2020 Audi S8 performance limousine, showcasing a touched up design, more tech below the skin including all-wheel steering, and a strong V8 engine.
Starting together with the design, the 2020 S8 borrows the clean-cut and chiselled styling of the latest A8 that’s revealed in 2019. There is the new-look single-frame grille in front in a hexagonal shape, as the traditional silver highlights are requested the inside intakes and side mirrors.
Along the perimeters are a couple of brushed metal trims for that window surrounds, with matching trim pieces along side door sills that continue around to fringe the rear diffuser area. Which reminds me, here there are trademark quad-outlet exhausts.
As for the engine, it’s really a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that belts out 420kW in addition to a breathtaking 800Nm. All of this is busy in just a 48-volt electric system offering mild-hybrid functionality. Audi says the mild hybrid system really helps to provide fuel savings of as much as 0.8L/100km. No figures have been mentioned regarding official fuel consumption average, or even the 0-100km/h time, but the top speed is restricted to 250km/h.
When it comes down time and energy to stop the beast, you needn’t worry. Audi offers whopping 420mm carbon ceramic front disc brakes with ten-piston calipers, and 370mm items around the back. These optional items are 9.6kg lighter compared to the standard certain discs.
Handling has been improved above the previous model with thanks with a clever all-wheel steering system. There’s even a new predictive active suspension setup which fits in conjunction using the air suspension. It can develop a comfortable drive when cruising, or a taut and dynamic behaviour during sporty driving. This is governed by the Audi drive select system that presents different drive modes.
Inside, passengers are pampered in both technology and luxury. Right in front you’ve got Audi’s latest dual touch-screens, while using one above providing media and car settings, although the bottom is with the climate control. The driving force also gets to be configurable digital instrument cluster.
The media interface incorporates Amazon Alexa voice commands, and includes car-to-x communication capability, along with online traffic light information, on-street parking search, and hazard alerts. Ladies very intelligent adaptive cruise control system with autonomous-like capability. It incorporates six cameras, five radar sensors, 12 ultrasound sensors, and a laser scanner to constantly monitoring the vehicle’s movements.
Audi will launch the fresh S8 in Europe while in the third quarter of your year, by having an Australian arrival planning to transpire buy.
UPDATE: Audi Australia released an argument, saying:
“The all-new Audi S8 is predicted being released in Australia inside the better half of 2020. Further exactly specific models, pricing and specification shall be announced better launch.”