The Audi A8 L puts all its Long-ness into its wheelbase, with the overhangs keeping their size. And the extra 5.1 inches (130 mm) of the car allows it to give the rest of the Audi range a superior look.
It's not a secret that Audi's models are too closely related in terms of design - the company itself has admitted this. Well, the A8 Long has more personality than the standard car and while you may be forgiven for confusing the A8 with an A6 from the distance, the problem is smaller in the case of the A8 L.
For reasons that the engineers still keep hidden in a bottle, the A8 L is also 0.08 inches (2 mm) higher than the normal A8, while the width was left unchanged.
The robotic, uptight face
of the Audi A8 feels like it had been waiting for the increase in length, so that it could impose even more respect.
Alas, nothing could be done for the rear end
. Things are unchanged here and while the styling cues still encourage you to keep your white collar on, the resemblance with lesser Audi models, such as the A4, is most obvious here.
Of course, the elongation means that the Audi A8 enters the so-called limo segment and the rest of its styling fully supports this.
Just like Audi's visual DNA makes the R8
special in the supercar segment, the Audi A8 Long has a well-defined place in its league. The lines bond to give an impression of elegance, but Audi's 'Vorspung Durch Technik" motto shines through the aluminum of the design.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
Ah, it’s been a while since I stopped handling small business, but I’ve decided that a brief venture into this would only do me good. I know this looks like child’s play compared to what I usually do, but I’m really enjoying running my own taxi company this week. We’re using... ahem... Audi A8L models and the purpose is simple. The world of taxis has no class nowadays and I shall correct this.
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