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30-11-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Audi to Offer the A8 Facelift in China in a Horch Version

Author:
Patrick Schäfer
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The Audi A8 has been given a facelift. Above all, the lighting technology of the luxury sedan has been further upgraded. Chinese customers can now choose a special Horch version.                                       

Audi has revised its A8 luxury sedan. The design has been carefully refreshed, there is more chrome and new colors. An important change at the front is the digital Matrix LED headlights with DMD technology (Digital Micromirror Device). Each headlight has around 1.3 million micromirrors. They enable new functions such as the lane and orientation light for highways. The rear also features new lighting technology in the form of digital OLED taillights with various signatures.

In the interior, the networked MMI navigation plus based on the third-generation modular infotainment system (MIB 3) is standard. Among other things, two new 10.1" displays with full HD resolution are available for the rear. The so-called "reclining seat" in the A8 L offers numerous adjustment options and a footrest on the back of the front passenger seat. This provides foot heating and massage.

Audi A8 L Horch for China

The Audi A8 L Horch is the new top version for the Chinese market. The 5.45 m long luxury sedan in a two-tone paint finish is another 13 cm longer than the A8 L. The Horch version can be recognized by a redesigned single frame with vertical struts, the Horch badges and the "H-crown". In the interior, the diamond quilting has been extended, and there is also logo embossing in the rest cushions and high-pile floor mats in the rear.

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