Audi S8 Generations:

2012 Audi S8

2012 Audi S8 High Resolution Exterior
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  • Audi S8
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    twin-turbocharged V8
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    520
  • MPG(Cty):
    18
  • Torque @ RPM:
    479
  • Displacement:
    4000 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.2 sec.
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Audi’s top-of-the-line luxury model, the A8, is getting a sports variant in the form of the newly-released 2012 S8. Together with the new S6 and the new S7 Sportback, the S8 encompasses Audi’s new S family, one that preaches sporty performance while also adding some subtle tweaks to the car’s overall look.

Changes to the design of the car aren’t all that extensive and you probably won’t even notice them if you don’t look hard enough. But where the car looks pretty similar to its A8 counterparts, the powertrain found under the hood of the new S8 is vastly different.

Gone is the 450-horsepower 5.2-liter V10 engine and in its place, Audi has fitted the S8 with their new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces an amazing 520 horsepower and 479 lb/ft of torque. What makes this all the more impressive is that despite the 70-horsepower increase on the new S8, the fuel consumption rating was improved to 17.8 mpg.

UPDATE 09/07/12: A new commercial of the Audi S8 has just been released called "Suspect". Check it out by clicking on the photo above!

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