2020 Audi S8 unveiled packing 420kW V8

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Audi has debuted the S8, the A8 limousine’s sportier relative.


Whereas the S6 and S7 launched with V6 diesel engines, the S8 is powered by a large 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 paired to a 48-volt mild hybrid system. It produces 420kW of power and 800Nm of torque – enough punch for an electronically limited 250km/h top speed. Drive is sent to all four wheels through Audi’s signature quattro AWD system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Under the skin, active air suspension (which can push or lift each wheel seperately) is fitted as standard, in addition to rear-wheel steering and a rear limited-slip differential. Carbon ceramic brakes measuring 420mm up front and 370mm at the rear are available as an option.



The new Audi S8 goes on sale in Europe later this year.

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