High-performance athlete with the S factor. 382 kW that respond spontaneously. And thrill. From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. A fascinating build-up of power. An athletic 650 Nm of torque, from just 1,700 rpm. Impressive performance, intelligently controlled. Thanks to Audi cylinder on demand technology. Reduced fuel consumption. Lower emissions. Combined with a thoroughly brilliant performance. The new Audi S8. Vorsprung durch Technik.
TFSI – sensational and supreme
Audi TFSI engines attain a particularly high compression rate. The result: outstanding efficiency combined with optimum performance. Substituting supercharging for cubic capacity has the effect of reducing engine size and weight considerably – while performance is as impressively dynamic as ever. For power delivery that will win you over from the word go.
Audi cylinder on demand – intelligent and innovative
Even cylinder heads can be intelligent, as Audi cylinder on demand proves. Four of the TFSI engine’s eight cylinders automatically shut down in the partial-load range. This helps to lower fuel consumption at the same time as reducing emissions. And without the switchover even being noticed or impairing the driving dynamics.
The electronically controlled sport differential distributes variable amounts of drive force to each wheel and ensures outstanding acceleration performance in corners and stabilises the vehicle’s response to load change. It also improves direct steering characteristics and provides more agile handling due to the lower steering effort required. With S8-specific tuning
The aluminium in the Audi Space Frame (ASF) is lightweight, offers greater freedom of design for cast parts and extruded sections than steel and the components made from it are noted for their high rigidity. The ASF design permits sporty handling with reduced consumption.
The start-stop system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine when standing, e.g. at traffic lights. The start process is initiated as soon as the foot brake is released for a perfect getaway. Can be deactivated at any time via a button.
The recuperation system regains energy during the braking and coasting phases thanks to an intelligent voltage control system for the alternator. This energy is stored in the battery and supplied to the vehicle electric system during the next acceleration process, thus taking the strain off the alternator.