Audi S8: Surprising Facts
The Audi A8, a complete size, 4 door, luxury sedan produced and advertised by the Audi, a Germany based auto manufacturing company since 1994. Following the V8 from the Audi and currently in its 3rd generation, this sedan has been proffered with the permanent or front all wheel drive and in long and short wheelbase variants. The 1-2 generations occupied the D platform of the Volkswagen Group, with the recent generation receiving the MLB platform. Following the original prototype’s 1994 release, the Audi revealed the 2nd generation in the year of 2002 and the 3rd and recent iteration in the year of 2009.
This sedan was noteworthy for being the primary heap marketplace coupe with a chassis made up of aluminum, all models of the Audi A8 have used this production technique co-developed with the Alcoa and advertised as the Space Frame of the Audi.
Introduction to its upgraded versions
A high performance and mechanically upgraded edition of the Audi A8 entered in the year of 1996 as the S8. This sedan created absolutely at the factory of the Audi’s Neckarsulm; dissimilar the donor prototype of the A8, the Audi S8 has been presented only in the form of a short bus wheel and is fitted normal with the Quattro from the Audi, all wheel drive system.
The Audi announced the Audi S8 Quattro in 4.2 into the markets of the Europe in the year of 1996. The S8 succeeded the title convention of some other Audi’s ‘S’ high performance prototypes like the Audi A6-originated S6 and was identical to the layer of the AMG models of the Mercedes-Benz. In the United Kingdom marketplaces, the Audi S8 was only presented with an availability of the automatic transmission. Aesthetically, the Audi distinguished the S8 from the Audi’s A8 model with the door mirror housings made up of solid aluminum alloy, beside the slight ‘S8’ badging. Heated sports and 14-way power adjustable front seats along with the presence of memory function were made fit as these seemed to be heated rear seats. Normal alloy wheels were ‘Avus’ cast aluminum alloy of 18 inches and six spoke fashion. After the facelift of the 1999 year, polished 9 spoke RS helms of 20 inches become an alternative for this sedan. In the year of 2002, 9 spoke Rs wheels of 18 inches became an alternative of no costs.
In late 1999, during same duration’s of the Audi’s facelifts, the Audi S8 obtained the similar upgrades of the aesthetic. This update spotted the reveal of the Audi S8 to the markets of North America. The D2 series of the Audi S8 productions was finished in September 2002.
There were some features of the D2 series acts as up ranked such as 4.2 liter V8 edition of 335 HP (250 kW) with the presence of 4 valves for each cylinder. The Audi extended this to 5 valves for each cylinder and also power extended to 335 HP (265 kW) and 317 lb.ft (430 Newton meters from late 1999. From launch in the year of 1996, the prototypes of the European markets were available in standard with a 6 speed manual transmission. A sports recalibrated edition of the ZF 5HP24 5-speed tiptronic automatic that characterizes DSP (‘Dynamic Shift Program’) was revealed one year later on and was the single transmission available in a number of markets.
A lowered and retuned sports suspension of 0.8 in (20 millimeter) contained a stiffer spring rate of 30 percent and 40% extra compression damping in most of the shock absorbers. There were also some standard features such as a ‘servotronic’, a power assisted and speed sensitive steering.
The brakes characterized an anti-locking brake system 5.3 (ABS) with the EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and worked ventilated front discs radially. From 2002, an enhanced Bosch electronic stability program 5.7 became normal fitment.
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Technical Characteristics of Audi S8
Technical Characteristics of 2011 Audi S8 produced by Audi (DE).
|Body Type||Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1632 mm|
|Rear Track||1632 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||90 liters|
|Drive Wheels||All wheel drive|
|Fuel Supply System||direct petrol injection|
|Max Power||520HP (383 kW) @ 5800 rpm|
|Max Torque||650Nm @ 1700 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||237 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||9.0J x 20 / 9.0J x 20|
|Standard Tyres||265/40 R 20 / 265/40 R 20|
|Transmission||8 speed automatic|
|Number of gears||8|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||4.2 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|