Audi lengthens its A8 luxury model

A longer wheelbase version of the Audi A8 luxury car has been produced, with 130mm added.

The vehicle will be put on display at next week's Beijing motor show. Motorists in the UK can place an order for the new version from the end of July and should have it delivered to them come December.

Prices begin at £58,000, but Audi says the new model offers more than just increased car length. The German manufacturer said the former six-litre engine of its W12 model has been expanded to offer 6.3 litres. The model will also have three other engines sizes - a three-litre TDI, the 4.2-litre TDI and a 4.2-litre FSI petrol unit.

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