TFSI® – sensational and supreme
Audi TFSI engines attain a particularly high compression rate. The result: outstanding efficiency combined with optimum performance. Substituting supercharging for cubic capacity has the effect of reducing engine size and weight – while performance is as impressively dynamic as ever. For power delivery that will win you over from the word go.
Audi cylinder on demand – intelligent and innovative
Even cylinder heads can be intelligent, as Audi cylinder on demand proves. Four of the TFSI engine’s eight cylinders automatically shut down in the partial-load range. This helps to lower fuel consumption at the same time as reducing emissions. And without the switchover even being noticed or impairing the driving dynamics.
quattro® with sport differential – permanent and variable
The electronically controlled sport differential distributes variable amounts of drive force to each wheel and ensures outstanding acceleration performance in corners and stabilises the vehicle’s response to load change. It also improves direct steering characteristics and provides more agile handling due to the lower steering effort required. With S8-specific tuning.
tiptronic – dynamic and smooth
The 8-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Shift Program (DSP) ensures faster gear changes without any noticeable break in propulsive power.