A total of 38 assist systems contribute to the supreme, safe and relaxed driving experience. They are divided into the Tour and City packages. The central system in the Tour package is adaptive cruise assist, which combines the functions of adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist and Audi active lane assist. The system maintains the desired distance between the new S8** and the car in front at speeds from 0 to 250 km/h (155.3 mph) by accelerating and braking and helps the driver to stay in their lane through minor torque interventions in the steering. Narrowed road assist, a sub-function of adaptive cruise assist, provides longitudinal guidance in road construction sites and similar areas. In conjunction with efficiency assist, it brakes and accelerates the Audi S8** predictively, whereby it exploits the energy-saving potential of the 48-volt mild hybrid technology in a targeted manner.

The Tour package also includes turn assist and collision avoidance assist. Turn assist monitors the lane of oncoming traffic when turning across it, thus helping to avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles. It also monitors oncoming vehicles turning across the lane in which it is driving. It is the only model in its field of competitors to feature collision avoidance assist that also offers individual wheel braking as well as steering assistance, for more precise avoidance of obstructions. Camera-based traffic sign recognition and emergency assist, which brings the automobile to a standstill if the driver is no longer able to do so, complete the range.

In the assist package City, the Audi pre sense 360° system offers preventive all-round protection. It incorporates three subsystems that monitor the areas in front of, behind and beside the car. One of them, Audi pre sense side, reacts in the event of an impending side impact and, in doing so, activates the predictive active suspension. It very quickly raises the body of the new S8** by up to 80 millimeters (3.1 in). This brings the sill into a better position to absorb the impact energy, mitigating the potential consequences of the accident for the occupants. 

** The collective fuel consumption values of all models named and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this press information.

All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.