The new 2017 Audi S8 Plus is the ultimate expression of luxury, performance, and design. As the regular A8, the new S8 provides an incredibly well-sorted handling, seductive luxury, and a thrilling turbocharged V8 engine. Furthermore, it comes with a standard all-wheel drive system, cutting-edge technology features, and a superbly-built cabin. The Audi S8 Plus 2017 release date is set for this fall according to at least a couple of credible sources.
The capability of the 2017 Audi S8 Plus is well characterized by its ability to outrun a Corvette – any Corvette for that matter for a run to 60 mph mark. More can be said about its whisper-quiet ride quality that is akin to that of the sedate A8.
What’s even more, the S8 comes with a feisty engine that can generate an output of around 605 horsepower. This motivation that enables it grab attention at the racetrack comes from a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine lurking beneath its hood. Paring is by the standard eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. Add military-grade steering precision and adjustable air springs and dampers, and you’ve got yourself a large sedan that is all-rounded and can enthrall even the most vocal cynic.
What of the 2017 Audi S8 Plus interior? You ask. Well should a really answer that! Similar to the A8 from which it is based, comes with an excellent cabin design. Here, you get to experience expert craftsmanship judging from the extensive top-grade materials extensively used. Thanks to features like memory and massage functions, heated and ventilated front seats, and adjustable front seats, the Audi S8 interior is perhaps one of the finest interiors in the entire automotive world.
Furthermore, technophiles will find the Audi’s MMI interface a necessary boon. It comes with a slick knob-based control layout and a high-resolution screen controlled by the interface. Getting your way around the controls is simple even for people who are often more than not beleaguered by smartphone apps.
Even with the Audi S8 arguably setting the benchmark in its class, there are still rivals nipping its heels perhaps trying to challenge its audacity. Some of these include the Porsche Panamera, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic, and Jaguar XJR sedan.
2017 Audi S8 Plus Interior & Exterior Changes
Its offered in a well-equipped trim model that features standard accessories such as 21” alloy wheels, a top-view parking camera, full LED exterior lighting, automatic headlights, automatic climate control (four-zone), a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sunroof, front and rear parking camera, a power rear side and rear window sunshades, diamond-stitched leather upholstery, power-folding mirrors, automatic high-beam control, windshield wipers, keyless entry and ignition, and heated and ventilated front seats. Also, the Audi Drive Select allows the user to alter transmission, throttle, weight, and suspension calibrations.
Infotainment features available include a heads-up display, a seven-inch display screen, HD and satellite radio, a navigation system, handwriting-recognition technology, a DVD player, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, Bluetooth connectivity, a 630-watt Bose surround-sound system, emergency communications system, secondary automatic braking, and a CD player.
Options bundled by the Driver Assistance, Pre-Sense Plus, Dynamic and Audi Design Selection packages come with features such as automatic pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, a sport exhaust, standard leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a more advanced collision mitigation system, unique trim elements, heated rear seats, and active lane-keeping assist.
Standalone options are also available as well, but the contents will be available for all during its release date, as Audi is yet to make the contents public yet.
2017 Audi S8 Plus Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the Audi S8 Plus 2017 is a 4.0L twin-turbocharged engine good for 605 horsepower and 517 lbs. ft. of torque. As mentioned earlier, it comes hitched to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system.
2017 Audi S8 Plus 0-60 mph takes around 3.6 seconds. Fuel economy stands at 16/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
2017 Audi S8 Plus USA Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new vehicle will likely go for sake sometime this fall as a 2017 year model. The Audi S8 sedan price is expected to start from an MSRP of around $114,900.
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