2012 Audi S8: New Pictures, Promotional Trailer and Specs

by Andrew Randall

Two weeks ago, the German car maker Audi has revealed its new S6S7 Sportback and S8 sports saloons ahead of the public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, next week. Now Audi Germany raise the bet by releasing more pictures and a promotional trailer for the new 2012 Audi S8, the new luxurious high-performance version of the company’s flagship car.

As a reminder, the 2012 S8 is powered by a new 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 engine generating no less than 520hp and a constant 650Nm of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm. This power is transferred to the wheels through an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. A sprint from zero to 100km/h takes just 4.2 seconds, and top speed is electronically capped at 250km/h.

The new Audi S8 offers Audi’s modular efficiency platform, including the recuperation and start-stop systems. The cylinder deactivation system that can cut down one bank to become a 4-cylinder , as well direct-injection technology, plus energy recuperation and start-stop systems. The result is a 70HP increase in output over the previous 5.2-liter V10-powered S8 and a fuel consumption which has decreased by nearly 23 percent at 13.2 liters per 100 km (17.8mpg US).

The interior features the sport seats which are optionally available with exclusive seat upholstery in quilted lunar silver. In addition, the manufacturer alco offers a sport steering wheel and sportier looking trim.

For more official details about this model, click here; for 2012 Audi S7 Sportback, click here and for 2012 Audi S6, click here.

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