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Audi Confirms S8 Plus For US To Debut in LA

On Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Audi has confirmed that the new S8 Plus will indeed be coming to North America. The more potent version of the German automaker’s flagship sedan was first revealed in August, and Audi will bring it to the upcoming Los Angeles auto show.

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The Plus model packs the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 as the existing S8 (and the Bentley Continentalfor that matter), but increases output from 520 horsepower to 605 hp and torque from 481 pound-feet to 516 lb-ft (or 553 on overboost). The result is a 0-62 time quoted at 3.8 seconds to give the likes of theMercedes-AMG S63, Jaguar XJR, and Maserati Quattroporte a run for their money.

Audi of America has not announced US pricing for the S8 Plus or final specifications for the American market. Look for an MSRP in the neighborhood of $140k. The Audi S8 Plus will debut in LA alongside the new RS7 Performance and the second-generation R8, which will be making its US auto show debut at the SoCal expo.

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