The Audi S8 TSFI quattro is the sporty model in the series. The bi-turbo V8 generates 571ps and 800 Nm of torque from 2,050 to 4,500 rpm. It does a standard 0-62mph sprint in 3.8 seconds and has an electronically limited 155mph top speed. The highlight of the enhanced S8 is the predictive active suspension. It can load or unload each wheel with additional power individually via an electric motor and thereby actively regulate the position of the chassis in any driving situation.
A sharpened design and innovative new technologies, Audi is bolstering the presence and elegance of the A8, the trailblazer in the premium segment. Ordering in the UK for the refreshed flagship is under way, with the first customer deliveries due from March 2022. The starting price for A8 is £74,985 with long wheelbase starting from £78,985. The S8 is priced at £102,610.
As the successor to the Audi V8, the A8 has been the brand’s leading edge in the luxury saloon segment of Audi’s portfolio since 1994. The Audi A8 is a symbol of and a trailblazer for the status and prestige of the brand. The fourth generation of the luxury saloon, which Audi introduced in 2017, raised it to a new level concerning power, look, and equipment. This model enhancement brings significantly greater levels of technology and innovation to the flagship saloon, helping cement its place in the luxury segment as a technology trailblazer.
“Audi has a rich history of luxury and innovation and these two aspects of our DNA are represented perfectly in the enhanced A8,” says Andrew Doyle, Director of Audi UK.
“Since its inception, the A8 has been a driver of innovation at Audi with the technology it debuts then applied to other segments and vehicles. In the area of premium mobility, the new A8 cements its place as one of the standout stars in our portfolio and the luxury segment .”
S8 equipment and spec
Where luxury and performance meet, highlights of the S8 line-up include 20-inch ‘five-double-spoke’ S design alloy wheels, quattro all-wheel-drive and sports differential, dynamic all-wheel steering, predictive active suspension, comfort contour seats in sports look, electric and heated front seats, 17-speaker B&O sound system, a 12.3-inch HD Audi Virtual Cockpit and a wealth of active and passive safety systems.
S8 Black Editions benefit from larger 21-inch Audi Sport ’10-Y-spoke’ alloy wheels, black exterior styling pack including front and rear black rings, carbon fibre gear selector and upper inlays.
2022 Audi S8 – UK Version Front View 3/4
Top-spec Vorsprung editions gain Digital Matrix LED headlights, a panoramic glass roof, front-seat ventilation with massage function, extended leather pack, four-zone auto air-conditioning, electric sunblinds and Audi’s Rear Central control unit comprising a 5.7-inch touchscreen OLED display.