Upcoming 2021 Audi S8 represents the most powerful model from the A8 family. The Audi released new images before the sale began to clarify some of the dilemmas that existed. In addition to the pictures, there are some technical details about the engine. The first is to sell in the domestic market where there will be options to buy a vehicle with a long wheelbase. This option will be the only one for some world markets.
The German beast gets a drive from twin turbocharged 4.0 L V-8 engine with 571 horses and 800 N/m. All wheel drive coming as standard. Power is transmitted through company Quattro system with sports differential and Tiptronic automatic transmission with 8 speed.
Despite the weight of 2,230 kg upcoming S8 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h for just 3.8 seconds. As expected, the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
When it comes to the differences between the A8 and the S8, they mainly refer to the drive unit. There are no major discrepancies in design. It’s more correct to talk about cosmetic changes that are designed to give a more sporty look. What draws the most attention is the different front bumper.
2021 Audi S8 Interior
The same is into cabin where still see a lot of high-grade leather and a lot of equipment to justify the upcoming S8 price. Some features are:
- heated sports seats
- massaging system
- bespoke trim pieces for the dashboard
- dual-screen infotainment system with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant
- 38 driver assistance systems
- lane-keeping assistance
- adaptive cruise control
Audi plans to have a mild hybrid version that we didn’t expect for a model like this. It’s about electric motor with 48 volts who has help stop-start technology to improve fuel economy. All-wheel drive helps with improved handling.
Release date and price
The German giant plans to start selling in the early 2020 first in the German market. A little later in the same year, worldwide sales would follow. Announcements indicate that the home market’s opening price will be about 140,000 euros. That’s a big difference with the basic version Audi A8. On the other hand, competitive price compare with Porsche Panamera Turbo and Mercedes-AMG S63.