Photo of a 2022 Audi A8 with a long wheelbase revealed

Photo of a 2022 Audi A8 with a long wheelbase revealed

April 7, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Reporters have published test photos of the premium 2022 Audi A8 with a longer wheelbase. A more luxurious version of the Horch seems to have been spotted in testing.

With the continued growth of SUVs, large sedans have largely gone out of fashion. However, Mercedes recently launched a new S-class, BMW will also show an updated 7 Series sedan in 2022, and Audi is currently working on an update for its A8. This suggests that the Big Three are determined to retain the full-size luxury sedan segment.

Before us is not just a restyled A8, but an elongated version of the model, as evidenced by the impressively long rear doors.

The prototype in question may be even more special, judging by the slight camouflage at the base of the C-pillar. There is nothing like this about this model, which suggests that Audi might be hiding a Horch badge intended for a chicer version of its flagship.

Although the Four Rings have not confirmed the return of the Horch name, Audi officials have revealed plans for a “particularly luxurious and prestigious performance of a full-size sedan.” Horch was one of four brands that merged to form Auto Union AG in 1932. The subsequent automaker Auto Union GmbH was formed in 1949, and in 1969 it merged with NSU to form Audi NSU Auto. Union AG. In 1985 the company changed its name to Audi AG.

A potential Horch-badged A8 will allow Audi to compete directly with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. It is also known that the current generation A8 will be the last production car from Audi to be powered by the powerful W12 engine.

The prototype of the novelty, captured by foreign journalists, gives us a good idea of ​​what to expect from the restyling of the A8 in general. The headlights and taillights have a different look, and the false radiator grille has also been changed. We expect the Horch sedan to get a unique set of rims and possibly a custom grille as well, but Audi is unlikely to make any significant changes over the regular A8. The same is true for the Maybach S-Class as it has only a few design changes over the Benz model.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that there were prices for the powerful electric car Audi RS E-Tron GT 2022. The German brand has published data on prices for its high-performance electric car Audi RS E-Tron GT 2022 model year. According to this price list, the maximum version of the novelty costs $ 164,150.