воскресенье, 28 марта 2021 г.

Audi introduced the new generation sports sedan S8

Audi has unveiled the new generation S8 sports sedan. The four-wheel drive car is equipped with a 4.0-liter TFSI V8 petrol engine with a capacity of 570 hp. from. and 800 Nm of torque. Acceleration is assisted by a starter generator powered by a 48-volt battery. 

The unit works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new Audi S8 is equipped with an adaptive air suspension with electromechanical stabilizers and an active rear differential. The base sedan features carbon ceramic brakes and a new exhaust system.
The S8 sports sedan differs from the standard A8 with special nameplates, other air intakes and wheel disks. The interior now has decorative trims made of aluminum and new seats.
The cost of the new model and the timing of its launch on the market have not been named. It is only known that the sports version will not be the last in the lineup of the car. Following the Audi S8, there will be another variant of the current car generation - a plug-in hybrid based on the A8.
New Audi S8 will arrive in Russia next year

The "charged" sedan Audi S8 of the new generation will enter the Russian market next year. The model will be offered with a V8 biturbo engine, supplemented by a belt-driven starter-generator powered by a 48-volt network. Unlike the S6 and S7, which switched to diesel engines, the S8 retained the gasoline unit. "Eight" produces 571 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque and is capable of accelerating a large sedan up to 250 kilometers per hour. The model is also equipped with an eight-band "automatic" and all-wheel drive quattro transmission.
In addition, the base S8 has a "predictive" adaptive air suspension with individual electromechanical drives for each wheel, steering the rear wheels and an active rear differential. Visually, the car differs from the usual A8 by nameplates with the letter S, modified bumpers and round exhaust pipes. Prices in Russia have not yet been announced. The approximate price in Germany is 120 thousand euros or 8.5 million rubles at the current exchange rate. The most powerful A8 - 60 TFSI with a 4.0 V8 biturbo engine (460 forces and 660 Nm of torque) - will cost 7,860,000 rubles.

 Audi introduced the sports coupe-crossover SQ8

Audi presented a charged version of the Q8 coupe-crossover, which received the letter S in the name. The car is equipped with a diesel V8 with dual supercharging, as well as an adaptive air suspension with adjustable stiffness. Under the hood, the SQ8 diesel eight-cylinder engine has a displacement of 4.0 liters and is equipped with dual combined supercharging. In the lower speed range, the air is pumped into the cylinders by an electrically driven compressor, and in the upper range, a traditional turbine is connected. The output of such an engine is 431 hp. and 900 Nm.

In addition, the SQ8's powerplant is a hybrid system. The internal combustion engine is assisted by an 8 kW electric motor generator. The engine is paired with an eight-speed "automatic" ZF, and the traction to the wheels is distributed using the proprietary quattro all-wheel drive system in a ratio of 60:40. The SQ8 accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h. The SQ8 also features an adaptive air suspension with variable damping dampers. And as an option for the car, you can order a full-steering chassis with swivel rear wheels, as well as an additional sports package, which includes active anti-roll bars and an electronically controlled cross-axle differential. The appearance of the charged SQ8 on the Russian market is still in question. Recall that the usual Q8 is available in Russia with two motors at a price of 4,990,000 rubles.

Audi RS7 turned into the world's fastest armored car

American company AddArmor and tuning studio APR have developed an armored version of the "charged" hatchback Audi RS7. The creators of the car claim that the novelty has become "the world's fastest bulletproof car" - the maximum speed was 325 km per hour. AddArmor has added polycarbonate panels to the hatchback, which are "ten times stronger than standard steel armor, but about 60% lighter." Conventional windows were replaced with special bulletproof laminated glass interspersed with polymer materials.
The total weight of the armor was just over 90 kg, but at the same time it complies with the European B4 standard. This means that it is able to protect the driver and passengers from small arms fire, including high-power .44 Magnum caliber. The equipment includes a pepper gas spray function, a smoke screen installation system, a "sound cannon" and run-flat tires. In addition, stun guns on door handles and blinding light elements are designed to protect from attack.

Tuners from APR, in turn, upgraded the four-liter V8 gasoline engine with two turbines, which increased the output to 771 hp. from. and 1085 Nm of torque. The armored Audi RS7 is capable of accelerating to the first hundred in 2.9 seconds, and its maximum speed was 325 km per hour.

Audi introduced the updated crossover Q7

Audi has unveiled a restyled version of its flagship Q7 crossover. The car received an updated exterior and interior design, modernized power units, as well as a number of new options.
The exterior of the Q7 has been refreshed in the spirit of the new Audi A6 and A7. The car received a new octagonal grille with six vertical bars, which echoes the grill of the new Q8 and Q3, as well as updated bumpers with larger air intakes.
The crossover has got a new head optics, which will now be available in three versions. The "base" of the Q7 relies on a fully diode head light. Matrix optics are one step higher - such headlights can turn off a segment in the light beam, so as not to blind oncoming drivers. The latest laser headlights will be available as an option.
In addition, the rear end has been redesigned for the crossover. The fifth door received other stampings, and the lanterns changed their shape and also became completely diode. Moreover, dynamic turn signals can be ordered as an option for the latter.
Inside the Q7, there is a new i-cocpit dashboard with two large touchscreen displays on the center console in the style of the new A7s. The upper touchscreen is responsible for the operation of the multimedia system, and with the help of the lower one you can control the air conditioner. In addition, a digital instrument cluster, a new voice assistant, and Amazon Alexa services are now available on the Q7.