Audi Kinda Wants a 2-Door A8, but Prolly Can’t

Audi Kinda Wants a 2-Door A8, but Prolly Can’t

Audi Kinda Wants a 2-Door A8, but Prolly Can’t

0 comments 📅03 January 2018, 00:15

Okay, it’s the new year and not much has happened yet. So here’s a story of minor interest: Marc Lichte, Audi’s sketch out boss, has told Autocar that he likes the idea of a two-door version of the A8, but admits that making a vocation case for it is hard.

“I love the shape of a two-door coupé, but it is also true that the [sales] volumes [for them] are much belittle than for four-doors,” Lichte told the UK publication. “In the future, who knows? We suffer with many ideas in this direction.”

Inspired by the BMW 8 Series and the Mercedes S-Class Coupe, which are as close by as they are attractive, the idea would be to lop two doors off the A8 and that’s about it. So the German exertion is discovering what the Americans found out in the ’60s: big coupes with big engines are primordially controlled.

With a big engine, lots of space, and not enough doors, the car doesn’t really put out any sense and is all the more desirable for it, since nothing practical can ever be truly unruffled.

Despite that, our review of the S5 Sportback proves first that Audi has no worry making great four-doors, and second that the trend is towards more doors, not fewer.

Regardless, if yet Audi actually decides to go for a full-size coupe, we have a pretty admissible idea of what it will look like thanks to the Prologue concept that premiered the marque’s new design direction at the LA auto show in 2014.

Although he wouldn’t rule the idea out from A to Z, he did firmly say that there are more important projects to take care of pre-eminent.

“First we must launch the A6, then we have the Q8 next year, A1 and Q3,” he told Autocar. “We won’t do anything in the vanguard this. It’s step by step.”

[source: Autocar]

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