Engine and drivetrain.

Maximum dynamism.

The Audi S8 plus is designed for maximum performance. The enhanced 4.0 TFSI engine produces 605hp and accelerates the sports sedan from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds – a peak level in the luxury class.

The 4.0 TFSI engine in the Audi S8 plus

Audi engineers have improved the 4.0 TFSI engine again for the S8 plus. The sonorous V8 biturbo unit now manages 605hp and delivers a maximum torque of 700 Nm, and with overboost temporarily even up to 750 Nm. With the 63 kW increase in output compared to the S8, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. The electronically regulated top speed of 280 km/h can be optionally extended to 305 km/h.

Audi and quattro GmbH achieved these top levels with their combined expertise in engine development. The measures for the 4.0 TFSI range from the specific engine control with speed and boost pressure increase, through the modified exhaust valves, all the way to optimizing the internal geometry of the turbocharger for efficiency.

The drivetrain

The forces of the enhanced V8 flow over an eight-speed tiptronic to the quattro powertrain, including sport differential. The highlights of the chassis include the adaptive sport air suspension and the dynamic steering, both of which the experts have tuned specifically to the S8 plus.

Raising the maximum speed to 280 km/h is part of the dynamic package. In addition to carbon fibre reinforced ceramic brakes with anthracite grey brake callipers and Audi ceramic lettering, it includes a sport exhaust system modified by quattro GmbH. It gives the Audi S8 plus a distinctive sporty V8 sound style.