Audi says extra luxurious A8 model coming
MAY 23, 2019
Although the A8 is Audi's range-topping sedan today, there's an even more luxurious version on the way. The German luxury brand confirmed Thursday a new "especially luxurious and prestigious derivative."
That's corporate speak for something really fancy coming to the A8 family. Although the company confirmed the car, it didn't provide any other information about what we should expect from a more premium A8. However, it's not the first time we've heard about such a model coming to life.A report from last September claimed Audi is busy readying the rebirth of the Horch brand. The Horch badge's revival could one day rival Mercedes-Maybach, which also operates as a sub-brand for Mercedes-Benz's most luxurious vehicles. Should Horch make a comeback, the A8 seems like an obvious choice. Today, Mercedes-Maybach sells an S-Class based sedan. It will soon add a GLS-based SUV. Horch may follow a similar strategy.
A potential A8 Horch would likely include some specific badges, far more premium interior materials, and top-of-the-line powertrains. Likely, the engine would be a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 from Bentley.