Audi releases a new promotional trailer for the 2012 S8 high-performance luxury sedan ahead of its official Frankfurt debut.
Audi is intent on making a proper showing at this year's 2012 Frankfurt Auto Show. Considering the event is taking place in the automaker's vaterland, it's absolutely vital they bring their very best of the best in the face of stiff competition coming from the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Only two weeks ago did Audi unveil its new S6, S7 Sportback, and S8 ahead of their public debut at Frankfurt. And now Audi has released additional photos and a promotional trailer for their new S8 flagship.
For those who don't recall, the 2012 S8 is powered by a new 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V-8 with 520hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and can go from 0 to 62mph in 4.2 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Compared to the outgoing V10-powered S8, the new car has a 70hp increase thanks to added technologies such as recuperation and start-stop systems, cylinder deactivation, and direct-injection technology. Fuel consumption is also decreased by almost 23 percent. The interior is once again a place of Audi perfection and outstanding build quality.
Official pricing hasn't been released, but Audi continues to remind us on the need to make some serious cash one day with this new video.