Recently Audi has announced the appearance of a new S8 Plus sport sedan. The prefix “Plus” was explained at a press conference by one of the company’s technology: “The car is significantly gained power and is the best in the sports segment, so this is its “plus”. New products will be different from their older brothers in many ways. Changes and various adjustments touched both external and internal part of the German car.
At this moment, there is no good news for the inhabitants of the Russian roads, because they will have to wait a novelty until 2017. The car absorbed all the solidity and a high comfort of the German brand. It is suitable for both young drivers, aggressive riding amateur and experienced, loving measured way of driving.
The exterior of the new Audi S8
One of the strengths of the German – ease of the body. Due to the fact, that it is made almost entirely of aluminum, the car is the lightest in its class. The structure weighs 509 pounds. Its design is based on the ASF (Audi Space Frame).
For the first time looking at the design, we note that the word that came to mind – a predator. Yes, that is the first impression gives us by Audi S8 Plus. In general, this feeling is created substantially by lights of the headlight, perform standard rectangles with LED inserts inside, separating the headlights into several unequal parts.
The typical model of false radiator grille is massive and chrome strips divide it into nine equal pieces. At the bottom of the front bumper, there are two air intakes of small size with integrated niches for the fog lights. Chrome strips also separate them in half.
The central part of the hood “cut off” from the side by two pronounced stamps, giving rigor to the car. The sides have not undergone major changes. It is all the same minimalist side without any bells and whistles, with only a couple of barely-noticeable stamps, perfectly in harmony with the same on the hood.
The rear part of the car is characterized by its modesty and restraint characteristic of the Germans. The usual forms of lights perfectly fit into the design. On the trunk, there is lid spoiler of a small size with different color to the picture.
Under the relatively small rear bumper, there are four holes for the exhaust gases. The rear-view mirror has color difference, too. For example, if the car is painted in silver metallic, the spoiler and mirrors are black. Such a course design looks quite attractive.
The interior of the new Audi S8 is attractive for its low-key luxury. It should be noted that here, there are hints of minimalism. In the central panel, it is placed a touch screen that allows you to control many processes only one touch. This is perhaps the only item on the panel of this size.
The instrument panel of 2017 Audi S8 equipped with lots of buttons and frills. Materials, as expected, used only the highest quality. Plastic and leather – are the main components.
4-liter engine with a power of 605 horsepower – is the best indicator for the German sedan. Acceleration from zero to a hundred takes less than 3.9 seconds! Thrust is transmitted to the all-wheel drive with 8 – Range of automatic boxes.
Visually sedan slightly increased in length, and it is different from its predecessors. Width, height – the standard model. At first glance, it can be assumed that clearance decreased. As for configurations, it is expected the appearance of sports equipment, which will be a sufficient number of pleasant innovations. At maximum acceleration, it promises surcharge increase from 250 km / h to 305 km / h. 21-inch wheels will be in any configuration.
The cost of new Audi S8 on European market is already known – the starting price will be about 145 000 euros and will increase depending on the configuration. The Russian citizens will know the price for their market later.