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Audi's new S8 arrives

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7th May, 2014

  • 4-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 develops 382kW and 650Nm
  • 0-100km/h in 4.1sec
  • The fastest, most powerful Audi S model in history is priced from $279,000*

The flagship of the Audi A8 range has arrived in Australia, for the first time in the D4 generation, priced at $279,000*. The S8 sports sedan boasts an array of advanced technology, inside and out, worthy of a such a performance vehicle.

The 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 engine produces 382 kW and develops 650 Nm of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.1 seconds. The 4.0 TFSI engine has a sound that is now even more sonorous.

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Audiís technological expertise is evident in this advanced engine, from the lay-out of the cylinder heads with the hot side on the inside, to the twin-scroll turbochargers and the cylinder on demand (COD) system that shuts down four of the eight cylinders when operating under light throttle loads. The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system and the active engine mounts suppress undesired noise and vibrations during these phases to enhance the feeling of luxurious comfort inside the cabin.

The eight-speed tiptronic in the S8 offers the perfect compromise between sportiness and efficiency, delivering power to a quattro drivetrain supplemented by a sport differential at the rear axle. Among the chassis highlights are the adaptive air suspension sport and dynamic steering.

As expected of such an exclusive vehicle, an extraordinary level of standard equipment is available on the Audi S8, including highlights such as:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels in 5-triple-spoke S design
  • Matrix beam LED headlights
  • Head-up display
  • Digital TV reception with DAB+ digital radio
  • Heated and ventilated front sport comfort seats, with massage function
  • quattro sport differential that actively distributes torque between the rear wheels
  • adaptive air suspension sport
  • Sports tuned dynamic steering with variable ratio
  • Electric sunblinds for rear doors and windows
  • S specific interior and exterior design touches and special carbon finishes
  • Active lane, side assist and park assist systems
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go function including Audi pre sense plus
  • Power assisted door closure
  • BOSE surround sound system
  • Audi connect

Pricing* (Manufacturer List Pricing*)

Audi S8 (4.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic) $279,000*

Audi S8: Combined fuel consumption rating 9.6l/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions rating 225g/km.


NOTE:

* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.

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