2015 Audi S8
When we are talking about Audi A8, somehow goes together to mention Audi S8. The S lineup is sport version of the ‘A’ named cars from German manufacturer. Concept presented in Frankfurt at one of the biggest car shows finally was followed with showing of the production model vehicles of 2015 Audi S8 in Detroit. Both Audi A8 and its sport variation 2015 S8 were presented. There are some small modifications applied to both A8 and S8, while engine and performance got some improvements.
2015 Audi S8 redesign
Changes on the 2015 Audi S8 and A8 are not so big, but they are present. First of all, lights have a new design, with grille and rears are restyled. Sporty version 2015 S8 gets different exhaust tips, with some sound reduction. Alloy 20-inch wheels will be placed on entire A8 lineup, including S8. New colors and bumpers are announced and show in Detroit.
From other features, 2015 Audi S8 will be packed with active lane keep assist and collision assist. It means that system will stop S8 after a collision to prevent further collisions. Another assistance program will come with parking assistant system. What we expected, but it won’t be placed into these models are Audi’s new Matrix LED headlights. These are removed because of the strict US regulations. But, what we will get with 2015 lineup is updated night vision system and pedestrian alert system which could prevent accidents in tough situations.
2015 Audi S8 engine
Powertrain options are area where A8 will differ from S8. However, entire lineup is modified, we will have higher outputs, but no radical and enormous changes were applied. The 2015 Audi A8 will be packed with 4.0-l twin-turbo V8. Comparing to a current, 2015 year model will get slight increase in output. Raise of 15 ponies, from 420 to 435 is minor. However, 2015 S8 will also carry over the engine from current model, but power delivered from it will be unchanged – 520 horsepower.
Nevertheless, base models will be packed with 3.0-l V6 with 333 hp and 3.0-l turbodiesel could be found under the hood of the 2015 A8 with 240 hp. Top of the class vehicles of the 2015 Audi S8 will come with 6.3-l W12 which is capable of producing over 500 hp.
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