The engineers of the «four rings» adopted the recipe of colleagues from Daimler — the Horch version is distinguished primarily by a body extended by 130 millimeters, and the whole increase went to the rear door. From bumper to bumper Audi A8L Horch 5.45 meters, that is, along the length of the body, the novelty still yielded symbolic two centimeters to the Mercedes-Maybach Z223.
Other markers on the most luxurious Audi A8 are the chrome grille and wheels, silver rear-view mirrors, Horch badge on the C-pillar, and lettering on the front fenders and boot lid. In addition, we have prepared our own color palette for the limousine, because there is no demonstration marsh green shade in the current configurator of the Audi A8.
A close glance will notice that Horch has completely new headlights with a shape and a diode pattern in the spirit of the “junior” models, as well as lights with a different filling, but these are signs of all the updated Audi A8 D5. It is expected that with the restyling, the bumpers will also change, but the interior will remain practically unchanged. Details are coming soon: regular updated Audi A8 will be shown on November 2.
But the salon of the representative A8L Horch is designed for four, but there are two main persons — they are provided with multicontour chairs with massage, ventilation and heating, built-in ottomans, as well as electrically adjustable pillow and backrest angle. A separate touchscreen is provided for climate settings in the center, but the position of the seats is adjusted with the usual analog keys. The front right seat can be pushed all the way forward and folded, and in this case the passenger can take an almost horizontal position. Of course, the rear riders are given two tablet computers.
As for the engine, here fans will be disappointed — under the hood of the Audi A8L Horch, a 340-horsepower (500 Nm) 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine. The unit is combined with an 8-speed «automatic» with a built-in 48-volt starter-generator and Quattro all-wheel drive system.
However, if Horch appears in other markets, the range may change. The fact is that 60% of the Audi A8 is sold in the Middle Kingdom with its strict tax laws (the progressive rate depends on the engine size), and it is logical that the most optimal configuration for local consumers was shown at the presentation. The main competitor of the Audi A8L Horch is considered