Audi will revive a mythological though long-defunct Horch name for a top-of-the-line chronicle of a A8 sedan, association insiders say.
The many absolute chronicle of a A8 will be accessible with Horch badging when a automobile is freshened in dual or 3 years, a sources said.
The special chronicle will get apparatus over a unchanging A8, including opposite wheels and expected a Horch trademark on a flanks or C-pillar. The Horch trim turn could be accessible on a twin-turbocharged W-12 chronicle of a A8, if such a indication comes to market. The W-12 version, while market-ready, is on hold.
“The Horch line would also work with a V-8,” a source said.
A Horch line for a A8 mimics a Mercedes-Maybach S class, though a A8 expected won’t be stretched. Audi does not devise to enhance a name over a A8, though doesn’t order it out.
No graphic Horch car is planned, a doctrine schooled from Daimler’s knowledge with a Maybach 57 and 62 models. Sales of those models in a early 2000s were distant next projections.
Horch was a successful oppulance code in Germany in a 1920s and 1930s and partial of a Auto Union organisation that enclosed Audi. Production of oppulance cars mostly ceased in 1940 in preference of troops vehicles. The code was quickly resurrected in East Germany after a war.
Audi has toyed with a Horch name in a past dual decades, and left as distant as formulating pattern mock-ups, though a projects were never severely followed for production.