When four doors just aren’t enough, now Audi has an option for you: the new A8 L extended. Created as a one-off for a European customer, this limousine offers a lot of unique features, starting with the fact that it’s an Audi a car rarely used to create stretch limousines.
Unlike traditional limos, this A8 features three rows of seats that all face forward. Measuring 20.9 feet in length and with a wheelbase of 13.8 feet, the A8 L extended dedicates that space to just six occupants, meaning the room and comfort for each is outstanding. But for Audi it wasn’t just about creating a comfortable ride, it was about creating a limo that performed.
The A8 L extended uses Audi’s space frame design and is made almost entirely from aluminum. A double rear bulkhead separates the passenger compartment from the luggage compartment and the roof incorporates additional aluminum profiled tubes and cross-braces. This means this limo is almost as stiff as a standard A8 L.
Just about everything on this Audi is bigger including the sunroof which measures an astounding 7.9 feet long, opening up the interior to all six seats which are upholstered in extra-supple, velvet beige Valcona leather. The rear two rows of seats feature electrically adjustable individual seats, and the third row has a continuous center console, a Rear Seat Entertainment display and a cooler for drinks and snacks.
It’s powered by Audi’s 3.0 TFSI 310 horsepower engine that quickly gets the Audi limo from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds. It features an eight-speed transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive of course with a top speed of 155 mph. 19‑inch, 15‑spoke wheels grace each corner and the braking system is lifted from the Audi S8 to ensure it has enough power to stop this 11,752 pound short of your mansion or luxury office building.
Audi has already received requests for more A8 L extended cars, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see them showing up in front of the Plaza in New York, The Beverly Hills Hotel, or the Mandarin Oriental in Macau in the very near future.