Frankfurt Show updates from Audi

Posted: September 13, 2011 by The Car Spy in Audi, Shows
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The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show will play host to four new high-performance Audi S models sharing one remarkable new eight-cylinder engine which enables them to counterbalance outputs of up to 520PS with the potential for up to 29mpg*. The new bi-turbo V8, incorporating cylinder on demand technology and a host of other advances, replaces the naturally aspirated V10 FSI engine in the all-new S6, S6 Avant and S8 models, and in the process improves economy by as much as 25 per cent. It is also at the heart of a completely new addition to the S quattro Series – the new S7 Sportback. 

The S6 and S6 Avant, S7 Sportback and S8 share a new V8 bi-turbo petrol engine featuring cylinder on demand technology, the S6 models and S7 Sportback taking the unit in 420PS form and the S8 using a 520PS version.

Main points summarised:

  • New twin-turbo V8 TFSI petrol engine replaces naturally aspirated V10 FSI in latest S6 and S8 and also powers new S7 Sportback
  • All newcomers expected to open for UK order during quarter 4 2011
  • Engine features new cylinder deactivation system that disengages four of the eight cylinders under part load to maximise fuel efficiency
  • Start-stop and energy recuperation systems also feature as standard
  • Version in S6, S6 Avant and S7 Sportback delivers 420PS and 550Nm, version in S8 offers 520PS and 650Nm
  • Reduces fuel consumption by up to 25 per cent compared with V10
  • S6 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, top speed limited to 155mph, 29.1mpg*, S6 Avant 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, top speed limited to 155mph, 28.8mpg*
  • S7 Sportback 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds, top speed limited to 155mph, 29.1mpg*
  • S8 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds, top speed limited to 155mph, 27.7mpg*
  • Active noise cancellation system broadcasts antiphase sound via four cabin-mounted microphones to suppress external noise intrusion into the cabin
  • quattro all-wheel-drive with self-locking centre differential – sport differential standard for S8


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