THE new Audi S8 is a great combo of luxury and speed.

Its 4.0 TFSI engine a twin-turbo eight-cylinder unit produces 420kW and a wealthy 800Nm of torque.

It’s combined with MHEV technology for the perfect synergy of efficiency and comfort with exhilarating performance.

The predictive active suspension, dynamic-all-wheel steering and quattro drive with sport differential provide for outstanding vehicle dynamics straight from the factory. It uses specific design elements to express the sporty elegance of the sophisticated luxury sedan with pinpoint precision.

As a V8 engine with mild hybrid technology, the high-performance power-plant in the Audi S8 offers not only maximum smoothness but sublime reaction, with an output of 420 kW and 800 Nm of torque, delivered with the aid of two turbochargers.

Top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h and it takes just 3,8 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h.

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Audi's new S8. Photo by MotorPress
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The S8 offers pure luxury and comfort.
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The cockpit offers loads of bells and whistles. Photo by MotorPress

The Audi S8 is redefining the limits of physical possibility thanks to the dynamic-all-wheel steering.

This allows the independent adjustment of the steering angles at the front and rear axles.

It therefore combines direct, sporty steering response at low and medium speeds with supreme stability on the highway and a tight turning circle, thus resolving a long-standing conflict of objectives.

Dynamic all-wheel steering, the sport differential and the predictive active suspension are all standard equipment. The interplay of these systems is unique in its class and ensures composed and sporty handling in all situations.

All driving-relevant displays appear in the standard Audi virtual cockpit plus, which can be switched between two views. While the tachometer and speedometer are displayed as large dial-type gages in driving mode, the map is the centre of attention in infotainment mode.

PRICING:

Audi S8 TFSI quattro R2,484,000 and comes standard with a five year Audi Freeway Plan.