Audi’s Japanese division have produced a limited-edition version of the A8 L flagship christened ‘Chauffeur Edition’ to cater for the growing needs of chauffeur driven cars in Japan.
It is very difficult to distinquish the Chauffeur Edition apart from the normal A8 L. The inside tells a different story.
· Rear seated passengers are treated to a pair of adjustable LED reading lights and individual power-adjustable seats upholstered in luxurious marble gray upholstery.
· Passenger are provided with a specially chilled drinks compartment which is integrated into the panel between the rear seat back rests.
· Two Audi Exclusive-branded glasses are stored in a small purpose-designed cabinet built into the center console, allowing the rear passengers to have a drink on the go.
The Chauffeur Edition is powered by a standard A8 L-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged TFSI engine that provides 435 horsepower and 444 lb-ft. of torque and is fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission that powers all four wheels. The 8-cylinder car is also no slouch and can do the 0-100 kmh sprint in under four seconds.
Audi will build 5 examples of the Audi A8 L Chauffeur Edition with a price tag of USD 131,000.