Audi unveils S8 sedan at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi used the  Frankfurt Auto Show to unveil its latest version of its high-powered, full-size luxury cruiser, the S8.

2012 Audi S8 sedan

The new range-topper of the Audi S model family,  delivers unparalleled comfort and top level performance. As long as you can afford it, the Kaiser of the Autobahn awaits.
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Like the three other ‘S’ models unveiled in Frankfurt, the S8 replaces Audi’s old V10 engine for a newly developed, more efficient 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. It delivers 100 horses more than in the other “S” models,  513 HP, plus 479 lb-ft of torque put to the ground by an eight-speed gearbox and of course, quattro all-wheel drive. That translates to a 0-100 kms/hr time of only 4.2 seconds!

In addition to the fantastic performance, fuel economy was increased with the smaller engine that used cylinder on demand technology as well as Audi’s stop/start technology.

Built largely of lightweight aluminum, the S8 will also offer an Active Noise Cancellation system to suppress “intrusive” noise and vibrations in the cabin, adaptive air suspension, 20-inch wheels, optional carbon fibre-ceramic disc brakes and even four small exterior cameras for a 360 degree view when parking.