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News New 2020 Audi S8 Uses Mild-Hybrid Technology For More Of Everything

New 2020 Audi S8 Uses Mild-Hybrid Technology For More Of Everything

The Audi S8 gets a subtle makeover and gains a 48-volt mild-hybrid technology for improved efficiency and performance.

The Audi S8 is not the most common of Audi. It is however a very understated high-performance super sedan. This latest iteration is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 which produces 563-horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque. Do remember that the new 2020 Audi S8 shares this engine with the new Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Continental and more.

In these times where 600-horsepower is a gateway number to participate in the big-leagues, we assume that Audi will have an S8 Plus before long. As mentioned, this mill can easily generate 640-horsepower elsewhere.

This is to say that the Audi S8 will be very quick indeed. But in true Audi A8 form, the S8 will also be very civilized thanks to a predictive active air suspension. This setup reads the road ahead and pre-emptively adjust the suspension’s damping in order to cope. Managing all the power will be a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, quattro AWD with integrated rear sport differential and rear-wheel steering.

Physically, and this is what we love about the 2020 Audi S8, it looks like little else than an A6 or an A8 with the exception of the mildly different bumpers, the quad tailpipes, and a few more tasteful aero bits.

The car prominently features in the pictures is a regular wheelbase version which apparently will not come to North America. As with a number of other models, we will solely be privy to the long wheelbase iteration.

The car will go on-sale later in 2019 with a CDN price that should be close to $120k.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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