Seems like China has a thing for getting longer-wheelbase versions of midsize luxury sedans. Remember the long-wheelbased BMW 5-Series that was announced for the Chinese market back in October of 2006 with a DVD entertainment system and 8-inch LCDs in the headrests. Well, now Audi has announced the Audi A6L at the Shanghai Auto Show. The Audi A6L is a longer wheelbased version of the midsize A6 with their own entertainment system for rear-seat passenger.
Taking one up on BMW the Audi A6L has two 10.2 inch LCD screens, DVD player, a connection for gaming consoles, iPods and digital cameras. Check out the press release and images.
Audi A6L – Rear Entertainment Gallery:
Rear Seat Entertainment for China Audi A6L as a mobile film theatre
Audi will be unveiling an innovative entertainment system for rear-seat passengers in the A6L at the Shanghai Auto Show (20 – 27 April 2007). Two 10.2-inch monitors are fitted on the backs of the front seats. The DVD player integrated in the centre armrest also includes connections for a games console, iPod and digital camera. Together with the TV tuner, the system transforms the luxury-class saloon into a mobile film theatre. Sound can be relayed via either the on-board speakers or headphones.
The system is available in the A6L, the long-wheelbase version of the Audi A6. It is built exclusively for the Chinese market and is frequently used as a chauffeur-driven saloon. Since its launch in 2005, the Audi A6L has set the standard among its competitors in terms of ride comfort and luxury, spaciousness and design. The chassis, designed specifically for the road conditions in China, offers outstanding suspension comfort, particularly in conjunction with adaptive air suspension, which is optional.
With a wheelbase that is ten centimetres longer than that of the A6 saloon, the A6L is unique. This extended wheelbase benefits rear-seat passengers, who can enjoy legroom that is exemplary in this vehicle segment.
Not least the range of equipment available for the Audi A6L demonstrates this model’s right to the claim “Vorsprung durch Technik”. The MMI operating concept enables straightforward operation of a wide array of functions such as a telephone and audio and navigation systems, not to mention a wealth of vehicle settings. Comfort features and standard equipment also cater for every possible demand.