2019 Audi RS8 Release Date – In May 2013, Audi trademarked the “RS8” nameplate, confirming that the Audi A8 will get an even more powerful version at some point. In early 2014, Ingolstadt also confirmed it will launch more RS models starting with the RS7 . Fast forward to 2019 and the RS8 is still a mystery, which means it’s about time we start speculating a bit about this future sports luxury sedanThe fact that Audi has yet to confirm the RS8 isn’t at all surprising, as it is likely we won’t see it in dealerships until the next-generation A8 arrives. With the full-size sedan set to go on sale for 2017 model year, the RS8 won’t be here until the 2019 model year.
2019 Audi RS8 Future
Imagining what the next RS8 will look like is not very difficult: just take a Prologue Concept, known to preview the next generation of large Audi sedans and add in some aggressive RS elements.
2019 Audi RS8 Exterior And Interior
Look for sporty front and rear bumpers, a high-gloss black front grille with the RS-style honeycomb structure, a new diffuser, and new exhaust outlets. The roofline should be sleeker than on current A8 and S8 models. Audi will also offer a new set of wheels combined with red brake calipers for an even more aggressive appearance.For the interior, Audi will try to combine luxury with an extreme sporty feeling. There will be lots of carbon-fiber and aluminum trim elements used, sports seats wrapped in black Alcantara and leather with contrasting red stitching, plus, of course, a smattering of RS8 badges.
2019 Audi RS8 Engine
The engine to be used in the next RS8 is still a mystery; still, I can guess pretty accurately on that. Currently, the most powerful A8 — the S8 — is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with an output of 520 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque, meaning that the RS8 version has to deliver a little bit more.
2019 Audi RS8 Price And Release Date
Talking about pricing at this point, when the RS8 is still a rumor, is like hunting deer with rubber arrows, but if there’s one thing I am sure of, is that the RS8 will become the most expensive vehicle in the A8 lineup. For 2015, pricing for the standard A8 begins from $77,400, while the S8 retails from $114,900. The most expensive model, however, is the A8L W12 , priced from $137,900. That said, an RS8 should fetch at least $150,000