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In 1998, Audi introduced the most powerful flagship, the Audi S8 4.2 quattro, which was designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S63 / 65 AMG. The S8 is built on the A8 base and has the same aluminum body, standard permanent all-wheel drive quattro system and 4.2 L 40 valves (5 valves per cylinder) 90 ° V8 engine with two DOHC heads. It had 250 kW (340 hp) or 268 kW (364 hp) / 7000 rpm and 430 Nm / 3400 rpm of torque. The newly matched suspension is 20mm lower with 30% stiffer springs and 40% stiffer shock absorbers than the conventional A8. Speed-sensitive Servotronic steering is also standard. The brakes are Bosch with ABS, front-cooled 345 mm-diameter discs, rear-cooled 280 mm-diameter discs, other systems - EBD electronic brake force distribution, Bosch ESP 5.7 electronic stability system as standard. The A8 differs little from the ordinary on the outside, with only aluminum side mirrors, a chrome front grille and exhaust pipes. The Black S8 was also filmed in a street shooter in the 1998 film Ronin.
The S8 is the most powerful version of the largest Audi.
The Black S8 was also filmed in a street shooter in the 1998 film Ronin.
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BODYWORK 4.2 V8 (340 Hp)
Body type Saloon
Number of doors 4
Number of seats 5
Luggage capacity, litres 525
Fuel type Petrol
Fuel system Multi-point injection
Engine type V type
Position of engine Front, lengthwise
Engine capacity, cc 4172
Cylinders/valves 8/32
Power output, bhp/kW/rpm 340/254/6000
Torque, Nm/rpm 410/3500
Acceleration 0-62 mph, s 5.5
Top speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Drive wheels All
Steering type Hydraulic
Gearbox Mechanical 6 gears
Length, mm 5034
Width, mm 1880
Height, mm 1420
Weight/Max Weight, kg 1720/2320
Wheelbase, mm 2882
Front suspension Wishbone
Rear suspension Helical spring
Front brakes Ventilated disc ABS
Rear brakes Ventilated disc ABS
Front tires 245/45 R 18
Rear tires 245/45 R 18
Urban 13.5 l/100km (21 mpg)
Extra urban 7.7 l/100km (37 mpg)
Combined 12.7 l/100km (22 mpg)
CO2 emissions, g/km n/d
Fuel tank capacity, litres 90
Audi car timeline
Type 1990 s2000 s2010 s2020 s
  Subcompact   A1A1
  Compact  A3A3A3A3
 S3 S3S3
   RS 3 RS 3
  Mid-size B4A4A4A4A4A4
S2 S4S4S4S4S4
 RS 2 RS 4 RS 4  RS 4 RS 4
  Large 100A6A6A6A6  
 S6 S6S6S6S6
  RS 6 RS 6 RS 6RS 6
  Executive  A8A8A8A8
 S8 S8 S8 S8
  Coupe CoupeCoupe  A5A5
  RS 5 RS 5
  Four door coupe   A5 SportbackA5 Sportback
   RS 7RS 7
  Convertible  Cabriolet  CabrioletCabriolet   
  Mini crossover    Q3Q3
   RS Q3 RS Q3
  Crossover  AllroadA6 allroad quattroA6 allroad quattro 
  A4 allroadA4 allroad quattro
   A6 allroad quattro
  Large crossover    Q8
   RS Q8
  Mid-size SUV   Q5Q5
  Large SUV   Q7Q7
  Mini MPV  A2   
  Sports car   R8R8
1990 s2000 s2010 s2020 s