The new S8 TFSI delivers next level ride and handling thanks to its ground-breaking Predictive Active Suspension, dynamic all-wheel steering and quattro sport differential. Giving the car an agility that belies its luxurious size and appointment, the unique combination is also designed to provide the highest levels of active passenger safety.
One of the most advanced suspension systems anywhere in the world, the Predictive Active Suspension works in concert with the air suspension, using a camera to literally scan the road ahead and then raise or apply pressure to each wheel individually as required to iron out bumps, potholes or imperfections to deliver the perfect ride. Also acting on each wheel individually, the system is designed to negate body roll even at speed, levelling the ride imperceptibly, no matter the situation.
Just as importantly, the Predictive Active Suspension also activates in the event of a side impact, instantly raising the height of the side in question so that the door sill may absorb the impact which can help to protect the passenger safety cell.