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The new Audi S8: Top 5 things to know

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Audi has now unveiled the 2020 Audi S8. The flagship A8 sedan has undergone a comprehensive cosmetic makeover. The new design draws attention to the elegance of the dynamic athlete. The new 2020 Audi S8 gets an unique combination of innovative suspension systems top. Here are the 5 things to know about the new 2020 Audi S8.
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1. Sporty Elegance

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The 2020 Audi S8 boasts a sporty elegance and has a strong road presence than before. Its athletic character is precisely expressed through specific design elements. The front end of the new Audi S8 is now wider with upright Singleframe grille, the flowing and muscular body with the flat roof dome and the rear end has been tilted slightly forward with the continuous light strip which visualise its progressive character. Below the singleframe grille there is an aluminium strip that also extends along the flanks and across the rear. The side sills with their bold design are wider towards the wheels than on the Audi A8.

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2. More Spacious Interior

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The new Audi S8 receives a spacious and airy lounge interior than before. Comparing to the previous model the new Audi S8’s interior is now 32 millimetres (1.3 inches) larger. The new dashboard design looks clean and progressive than before. The front door sill trims and the S-specific twin-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters bears a rhombus with the S logo and are illuminated. There are nine colors and designs to choose from, with Audi design selection pastel silver topping the range.
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The seat upholstery, the lower instrument panel area, the armrests on the doors and the centre console are all presented in Alcantara headlining. The new Audi S8 customers can choose from a variety of trim strips made from fine wood that are open-pored and therefore have a natural feel to them. The Carbon Vector upper inlay that impresses with its special 3D depth effect has been created exclusively for Audi S8. The gear selector lever contains carbon finishing. The pedals and footrest are made from stainless steel, while the engine start-stop button is adorned with red ring.

3. Audi Laser Light With 138 LEDs

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The new 2020 Audi S8 comes with HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light. Each headlight contains 138 LEDs (light-emitting diodes), including 32 small, separately adjustable LEDs that share a single housing and radiate the high beam. The low beam is also variably controlled. The laser spot can be recognised by an X-shaped trim and a blue ambient light. The laser spot is activated from a speed of 70 km/hr (43.5 mph) and doubles the range of the high beam. Together with the HD Matrix LED headlights, Audi supplies OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) rear lights that emits homogeneous light. When the driver unlocks the Audi S8 using a remote control key, a dynamic lighting sequence runs at the front and rear.

4. New Driver Assist System

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The new 2020 Audi S8 comes with a total of 38 assist systems which contributes supreme, safe and relaxed driving experience. They are divided into the Tour and City packages. The central system in the Tour package is adaptive cruise assist which combines the functions of adaptive cruise control,  traffic jam assist and Audi active lane assist. The system maintains a safe distance between the Audi S8 and the vehicle in front at speeds from 0 to 250 km/hr (155.3 mph) by accelerating and braking and helps the driver to stay in their lane through minor torque interventions in the steering.

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In narrowed road assist, a sub-function of adaptive cruise assist, provides longitudinal guidance in road construction sites and similar areas. The Tour package also includes turn assist and collision avoidance assist. In conduction with efficiency assist, it brakes and accelerates the Audi S8 predictively, whereby it exploits the energy-saving potential of the 48-volt mild hybrid technology in a targeted manner.

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The Audi A8’s turn assist monitors the lane of oncoming traffic when turning across it, thus helping to avoid collisions with with oncoming vehicles. The new 2020 Audi S8 is the only car in its segment to offer Collision Avoidance Assist which offers individual wheel braking as well as steering assistance, for more precise avoidance of obstructions. The camera based traffic sign recognition and emergency assist helps the Audi S8 to come to a standstill if the driver is no longer able to do so.

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In the assist package City, the Audi pre sense 360 system offers preventive all-round protection. It incorporates three subsystems that monitor the areas in front of, behind and beside the car. One of them, Audi pure sense side, reacts in the event of an impending side impact and by doing so, activates the predictive active suspension. It very quickly raises the body of the new Audi S8 by up to80 millimetres (3.1 inches). This brings the sill into a better position to absorb the impact energy, mitigating the potential consequences of the accident for occupants.

5. Torque Mild Hybrid V8 Heart

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The new 2020 Audi S8 is powered by a 4.0 TFSI V8 engine with mild hybrid technology, the high-performance heart churns out 571 PS (420 kW) at 6000 rpm  and 800 Nm of peek torque at 2000 rpm. The 4.0 TFSI V8 engine produces immense torque at low speed with the help of the two twin-scroll turbochargers. Each turbo supplies a cylinder bank with relative boost pressure of 1.8 bar. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/hr (155.3 mph). It takes just 3.8 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/hr. The iron-lined cylinder barrels in the aluminium crankcase reduce friction for exceptionally smooth running.
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The mild hybrid system (MHEV) of the new 2020 Audi S8 works continuously to reduce fuel consumption. Its 48 -volt belt alternator starter and he additional lithium-ion battery enable coasting with the engine switched off, fast restart and an extended start-stop range. The MHEV saves fuel up to 0.8 litres per kilometres are possible in everyday driving. The new Audi S8 rolls standard on a 20-inch alloy wheels with 265/40 tires.

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The new Audi S8’s power is transmitted via an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. The automatic torque converter transmission changes gears quickly. The driver can choose to have it operate automatically in modes E, D and S or intervene herself or himself, in which case the sector lever commands are transmitted purely electrically. The revised transmission control detects stop-and-go traffic and prevents unnecessary gear changes in these situations.

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On request, Audi and Audi Sport GmbH supply alternative 20 and 21-inch wheels, with the latter equipped with 265/35 tires. The New Audi S8’s sound system features active noise cancellation to eliminate intrusive cabin noise for the ultimate in comfort. The range of paint finishes for the new Audi S8 offers a choice of twelve colours as standard, including the popular Daytona gray, pearl effect. A customised paint finish according to the customer’s taste offers a special alternative as part of the Audi exclusive program.

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