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.
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.
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.
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.