Audi creates an A8 Limo and already has demand for more units of it

An undisclosed European client of Audi has made the company a special request: an A8 Limo. And, surprisingly, Audi has created such car for this customer, probably a very influential one. The result can be seen in the pictures above and below, for the ones that would also like to have an A8 L extended, as Audi has named its creation. It deserved a better name, such as the one we have decided to give it: Audi A8 Limo.

Audi A8 L extended

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The new car is 6.36 m long, just a little over 1 m longer than the A8 L (5.27 m long). It has a 4.22 m wheelbase and seats six people, one for each of its doors. It is 1.95 m wide and 1.46 m tall. The roof is covered by a 2.40 m long glass panel. The unladen weight of the new car is 2.418 kg, low for such a big vehicle due to the extensive use of aluminum.

Audi A8 L extended

If you expect a large engine to power this little fellow, you will be disappointed. It uses a 3.0 V6 TFSI petrol engine that develops a mere 228 kW and 440 Nm. A W12 engine would help it be much more appealing, but the fact is that the 3.0 presents pretty convincing numbers: 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 s and a top speed of 250 km/h, electronically governed. For a car that is expected to cruise calmly even in autobahns, it makes perfect sense.

Audi A8 L extended

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The seats are covered in Valcona leather and the 2 rear rows have individually electric adjustable seats. The last seats, probably the ones reserved for the owner, have a cool box and an entertainment display.

According to Audi, the A8 Limo was supposed to be a one-off product, but there are more consumers interested in the vehicle, so expect to see a few more around the world.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.