2017 Audi S8 Plus – Release Date, News and Rumors

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

2017 Audi S8 Plus release date

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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2017 Audi S4 Release Date, Review and Info

Offering a confident, well-appointed cabin, understated styling, and a refined performance, the Audi S4 for 2017 is arguably a top choice for anyone searching for a nimble luxury sport sedan with a little extra kick. Its release date should be expected during the second half of 2016.

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Some of the defining features for 2017 include an accommodating backseat, a standard AWD system, a smooth and strong supercharged V6 engine, an uptown interior, a compliant ride, and a dynamic handling. Otherwise, the 2017 S4 returns almost unchanged.

The thrilling and spirited S4 sport sedan is actually a combination of an extra shot of performance and luxury. Adding that to the upscale performance specs gets you a sporty fun. To put the figures into perspective, the vehicle comes with a V6 supercharged engine rated at a dizzying 333 hp, which represents about fifty percent more output than that of the A4.

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The car’s performance is taken a notch higher by the dual-clutch automated manual system. More so, Audi also provided the A4 with a sport-tuned suspension system which gives the S4 a multitude of performance upgrades like upgraded brakes, sharp, and nimble handling.

What’s more. It comes with a high-quality interior, commendable ride quality, tons of sporting hardware for the sporting enthusiasts, a relatively spacious backseat, and lots of exterior tweaks. This isn’t a car for everyone though, it is meant for people who are looking for elegance, class, and an appealing ride quality.

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More can be said about how the S4 is spectacular, however not everything is a bed of roses. Some of the downsides include an unintuitive MMI layout interface, no USB port, and an optional Bluetooth audio system for the Premium Plus trim.

Available Trims – Audi S4

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This performance-themed version is available in only two well-equipped trims: the base Premium Plus and the top-of-the-line Prestige trim.

Interior Changes & Exterior Review – 2017 Audi S4

The base S4 Premium Plus trim comes equipped with automatic climate control, selectable drive controls, foglights, keyless ignition and entry, leather and simulated-suede upholstery, LED running lights, summer performance 18” wheels’ tires, eight-way heated power front seats, automatic wipers, automatic climate control (tri-zone), memory driver settings, auto-dimming mirrors, a 60/40-split reclining and folding aft seatbacks, Bluetooth audio connectivity, automatic wipers, and LED taillights.

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Entertainment features include a premium sound system, satellite radio, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a CD player, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, and the MMI infotainment system.

2017 Audi S4 interior, leather seats

The S4 Prestige package offers a navigations system, Audi Connect telematics, voice controls, a 7” display, rear parking sensors, a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, adaptive headlights, Bluetooth audio connectivity, a blind-spot monitor, and a driver color information center.

2017 Audi S4 interior, lcd screen and dashboard

Options available for the Premium Plus trim includes rear side airbags, premium leather upholstery, a rear sport torque differential, body-color paint, gloss black exterior trim, 19” dark grey wheels, adaptive steering, and adaptive cruise control.

Engine Specs – 2017 Audi S4

The new Audi S4 2017 comes with a 3.0L V6 Supercharged V6 engine good for 325 pounds of torque and 333 horsepower. The 6-speed manual transmission system is default, as is the all-wheel-drive system. You can also opt for the S-tronic system.

Enhancing the at-the-limit handling by distribution of torque in between the aft wheels is the available sport differential system. This also helps the cornering line which results in the aft wheels adjusting rapidly.

During our own test drive, the Audi S4 was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. That’s actually an impressive sprint to 60 mph but both the C400 and 340i do much better. Sauntering to the same acceleration but in 4.5 seconds is an automated manual system.

EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/28/21 mpg with the S tronic.

2017 Audi S4 engine

Some of the standard safety features available include a rearview camera, rear seat airbags, side curtain airbags, stability control, stability control, and antilock disc brakes.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Audi S4

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You should expect to dig deeper into your pocket by up to an MSRP starting from $49,200. As for the release date, we should expect to see the vehicle in dealerships during the second half of 2016.

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2017 Audi S5 Release Date and Info

The fresh Audi S5 2017 injects the much awaited oomph on both the convertible and luxury sport coupe with its impressive refined ride, classy cabin, sleek exterior, and engaging performance. Its pros include an upscale interior, head-turning style, sharp handling, strong supercharged V6, and a civilized ride. Its release date should be expected early next year.

New add-ons for 2017 include an invigorated Black Optic Plus package, which features gloss-black mirror covers and 20” wheels; a fancy default Bang & Olufsen premium sound system.

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Hands down, the new 2017 Audi S5 offers an exclusive performance, sexy styling, and an intimate cabin for both its coupe and cabriolet.

You might still get other luxury brands in the segment offering the same, but the S5 has perfected on every area that defines luxury and performance.

For starters, the S5 is based on the A5 platform, therefore, you should expect an engaging supercharged V6 to turn up the heat. For sporting intent, it comes with a subtle aesthetic upgrades inside and out, bigger brakes, tauter suspension system, and a blistering acceleration.

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Contrary to what many might think, the S5 isn’t the kind of vehicle that feels amped every time. With effective sound-deadening materials, supple ride and supportive seats, the S5 makes long road trips smooth and comfortable.

Additionally, the all-wheel-drive system is the default system and you wouldn’t need to garage it during winter. Wondering about its fuel economy ratings? Guess what! The new 2017 Audi S5 returns an impressive 21 mpg in combined highway/city driving.

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Notable drawbacks for the 2017 Audi S5 include awkward-placed base MMI dash-mounted controls, cramped backseat, and optional Bluetooth audio connectivity for the premium Plus trim.

Audi S5 – Available Trims

The 2017 Audi S5 is provided in both coupe and cabriolet body styles, which in addition come in Premium Plus and Prestige trims. The Convertible features a wind-blocker and a power-operated soft-top.

2017 Audi S5 Exterior Review & Interior Redesign

The Premium Plus features auto-dimming mirrors, shift paddles, heated eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, LED running lights, 18” wheels, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control (tri-zone), heated eight way power front seats, an S5-specific body kit, LED taillights and headlights, and exterior heated mirrors.

2017 Audi S5 lcd screen, dashboard and gear sfift knob

Technology features include a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, an SD card slot, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a dash-mounted MMI electronics interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Satellite and HD radio, and Audi’s propriety digital music interface.

Moreover, the S5 coupe gets a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, leather and simulated suede upholstery, and a tilt-only sunroof. The Convertible, on the other hand, gets a 50/50-split folding rear seatbacks, and premium leather upholstery.

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Opting for the Prestige gets you adaptive headlights. Additionally, the Technology package bundles voice controls, a navigation system, HD radio, a CD player, a blind-spot monitor, console-mounted controls, rear parking sensors, a larger display, Bluetooth streaming audio, and an upgraded MMI system.
Springing for the Prestige trim allows you to get the optional Driver Assistance package, which adds a forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, and adaptive steering. The Luxury package on the Prestige adds comfort front seats, extended coverage, and upgraded leather upholstery.

The Black Optic package equipped on both coupes comes equipped with high-gloss black exterior mirrors, special 19” wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, body-color exterior mirrors, and a first for the package is gloss-black exterior mirrors and 20” wheels.

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Stand-alone options available include adaptive suspension dampers, 19” wheels, and torque-vectoring sport differential.

2017 Audi S5 Engine Specs

Generating 333 hp and 325 lbs. torque is a supercharged 3.0L V6 default engine. The 2017 Audi S5 coupe comes with a six-speed standard transmission system, while the seven-speed automated manual transmission can be had optionally on the coupe but standard for the cabriolet. Additionally, standard in every S5 is a standard AWD, and an optional sport differential that is necessary for optimal cornering precision.

2017 Audi S5 engine

During the 2017 Audi S5 coupe’s test drive, the manual-equipped version was able to hit 60 mph mark in under 4.6 seconds, which is impressive in its segment. On the other hand, the Cabriolet achieved the same in 5.3 seconds.

Price & 2017 Audi S5 Release Date

The new 2017 Audi S5 Convertible goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $61,000 and $53,100 for the Coupe. Both versions should be headed to dealerships next month (January, 2016).

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