|Audi’s inventiveness has gone to even greater heights, now there’s a Limousine version that’s based on the A8, or aptly known as A8 L Extended. The built-to-order Audi A8 L extended is recommended for the European markets only.|
In dimensions, the limo. measures 6360 mm in length, with a wheelbase of 4220 mm. The A8 L extended affords exquisite comfort for passengers occupying all of its six seats.
The Audi A8 L extended benefits from the low weight of the production model’s body, which uses an Audi Space Frame design and is made almost entirely from aluminium. For the built-to-order version the engineers extended the side sills and center tunnel using extruded aluminium sections. Inside the tunnel, these also assist with the air routing. A double rear bulkhead separates the passenger compartment from the luggage compartment; the roof incorporates additional aluminium profiled tubes and cross-braces. These measures provide torsional and flexural rigidity almost on a par with the A8 L.
The representative XXL saloon in discreet moonlight blue, metallic offers 1090 mm more wheelbase and overall length than the Audi A8. To maintain a harmonious roof line, the entire body from the A-pillar back has been reworked. Moreover, the limo. has a 2400 mm glass panel in the roof skin to enhance the sense of spaciousness.
In addition, the sun blinds, one for each row of seats, prevent overheating of the interior in strong sunlight. The headlights and rear lights incorporate small side marker lights, as is prescribed by law for vehicles of this length.
All passengers face the direction of travel in the Audi A8 L extended. The six seats are upholstered in extra-supple Valcona leather, in the color velvet beige. Rows two and three feature electrically adjustable individual seats. The third row has a continuous center console, a Rear Seat Entertainment display and a cool box.
The one-off A8 version is powered by a 3.0 TFSI engine developing 310 PS, delivering up to 440 Nm of torque. An eight-speed tiptronic transfers engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.
Lastly, the 19‑inch wheels in 15‑spoke design conceal the brake system of the Audi S8, which assures outstanding deceleration of theover six-meter-long luxury saloon, with its unladen weight of 2,418 kg.