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Although the supersized Audi A6L has offered buyers more backseat legroom and luxury compared to the standard A6, there seemed to be something missing. Extra room is nice, but what's a young executive to do back there? These lengthened sedans are becoming very popular in China, and with the new features Audi just showed at the Shanghai Auto Show, we understand why the demand will most likely continue to grow. Audi is showing off a few extra gizmos designed to help pass the time on those 20-hour, cross-province drives.

Audi just announced "an innovative entertainment system" for rear-seat passengers that includes a pair of front seatback-mounted 10.2" LCD monitors. Passengers can play DVDs on the center armrest DVD player, but that's not all the center armrest is good for. Besides the DVD player, customers will also find a wide array of multimedia connectors for everything from game consoles, to iPods, to digital cameras! And if you tire of watching Cars for the umpteenth time, you can always change the channel. That's right, folks. There's even a built-in TV tuner. Now that's what we call first class service. Still no bar or footrests, however.

Full press release after the jump.

[Source: Audi via Jalopnik]


PRESS RELEASE:

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.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      why not offer more legroom, thighroom and shoulder foom in the FRONT. Offer a "L*" version with scaled-down center console, wider seats,shove seats to center to give more shoulder room, maybe changes to roof to givemore head room.
      • 8 Years Ago
      clearly targeted toward a nation of automotive newbies lacking automotive sophistication who would be impressed by an after-thought gadget like this. however, in a few automotive generations, this type of gadgetry is no longer be enough, as the same consumers will evolve and grow to be much more sophiscated (it's amazing what money can do). nonsense of the chinese having poor taste in cars as consumers. just look at hong kong - the consumers there are among the most sophiscated and hardcore car afionados in the world (same for their passion with high-end audio components, etc).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. Those LCD's are so well integrated! Let's party like it's 2001. Quick get some duck tape and we can upgrade them to 15 inchers.
      • 8 Years Ago

      Almost as much room in the back as the short wheelbase A8.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So small, a poor man's style.
      Smith
      • 4 Years Ago
      Audi is my favorite auto brand, This is one of the most comfort car in the word and i like every features of Audi car. This is also one more great feature. I like it. http://www.ttusedcars.com