Higher, wider, more exciting: at the IAA 2019 outdoor and terrain fans got their money's worth. The challenging off-road course with extreme inclines, moguls and potholes ensured pulse acceleration. Off to the field: Anyone who wanted to know the potential of SUVs and off-road vehicles, was just right on the open space of the Agora at the heart of the IAA. After all, the vehicles were rarely moved humanely in everyday life. Here in the IAA Offroad Course in the middle of Frankfurt, they offered pure action and driving fun for everyone. The over 4,000-square-meter racetrack with three routes over a total of 180 meters of track is unique: a mix of extreme inclines, seemingly unbridgeable plateau heights and slopes made the journey a real challenge.
The new Audi S8 combines progressive luxury with dynamic athleticism while honing its reputation as the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik with innovative suspension systems. Its 4.0 TFSI engine – a biturbo eight-cylinder unit – produces 420 kW (571 hp) and an opulent 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. It is combined with MHEV technology for the perfect symbiosis of efficiency and comfort with exhilarating performance. The predictive active suspension, dynamic-all-wheel steering and quattro drive with sport differential provide for outstanding vehicle dynamics straight from the factory. The new Audi S8 uses specific design elements to express the sporty elegance of the sophisticated luxury sedan with pinpoint precision.