Audi will present its new S models for the first time at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA). These models are characterized by power combined with appropriately low fuel consumption.
The 4.0 TFSI brings Audi's downsizing strategy to the high-performance class. Compared to the engine in the previous models which were powered by either a 4.2 liter V8 or a 5.2-liter V10. The new V8 it offers even sportier performance while reducing fuel consumption by as much as 25 percent.
The S6 and S6 Avant use the 420 horsepower version of the new 4.0 TFSI. The twin-turbo V8 provides a constant 550 Nmof torque from 1,400 to 5,300 rpm and accelerates the S6 from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and the S6 Avant in 4.9 seconds. Both models are speed limited to 250 km/h.
The Audi S7 Sportback uses the same engine as the S6 and S6 Avant with 420 hp. The twin-turbo V8 accelerates the five-door coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds, while the top speed is also limited to 250 km/h.
Now with V8 power
The Audi S8, which will be launched on the market in spring 2012, is the new head of the Audi S model family, and gets the most powerful version of the new V8 engine with 520 hp and 650 Nm of torque. The result is a car that can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.
The new Audi A8 Hybrid
Along with the powerful new S models, Audi will also be starting series production of the A8 hybrid in 2012. Its 2.0L TFSI engine and electric motor develop a peak output of 245 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque. Combined (highway and urban) fuel consumption is pegged at 15.6 kilometers per liter, outstanding figures for such a large luxury sedan. The new A8 hybrid can travel at speeds of up to 100 km/h ( on electric power alone, and cover around three kilometers with zero local emissions at a constant speed of 60 km/h.