2019 Audi S8 Models for what’s most likely to be the brand-new S8 have just been found. The 4 private exhaust suggestions at the back is a clear giveaway that this isn’t a basic design.
Developed on the MLB Evo platform, the 2019 S8 is expected to weigh significantly less. This and a number of other small tweaks should make the vehicle quicker than its predecessor, irrespective of the power plant that it will feature.
Exactly what the new S8 does not have in sound, for now, it more than makes up for with presence. The design of the flagship sedan differs from anything else Audi currently has, but it’s not the production variation of the Prologue that everyone was anticipating.
From the back, we see the brand-new linked taillight design, while the front is crisp and architectural. Unlike with the S-Class, there are nearly no curves here, so Audi fans are getting more of what they want. But we see virtually no features that can be related to the S-treatment, such as air consumption and big brakes.
Since Audi and Porsche teamed up on engine development, the S8 is going to have roughly the same bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 readily available in the most recent Panamera Turbo. There, it produces 550 PS and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. Much like the S4 has a little more horse power than the base Panamera, so too might the S8 pack about 570 PS.
But exactly what actually matters here is the velocity. All that power is most likely to be managed by an automated and quattro AWD for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 4 seconds or just under. And thanks to a coasting function, cylinder deactivation or mild hybrid tech, the S8 could be … reasonably cost-effective, for a 2-ton vehicle that is.
The basic A8 bows later on this year, as a 2019 model. It’s most likely the S8’s reveal will be delayed up until in the year.