Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Audi A8 LImage Source: Audi Media Center

Audi had to do something so that the A8 could stand neck to neck with the updated S-Class and to retain its popularity, the German brand has finally introduced the updated version of the same with several cosmetic and feature updates.

The new Audi A8 now definitely feels cleaner with a new grille, alloy wheels and multiple revised panels. Interestingly, an even premium variant called A8L Horch has also been introduced to serve the Chinese market. Planning to buy a luxury sedan? Check out the 2022 Audi A8 right below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The German marque has finally revealed the all-new 2022 Audi A8.
  • It comes with several cosmetic and feature updates for the MY2022.
  • The all-new A8 is expected to make its debut in India by next year.

2022 Audi A8

What’s new?

On the outside, the all-new A8 gets maximum updates in the form of a new grille and a sportier bumper. Talking about the grille, it does get larger and unlike the older one, it even incorporates a new mesh pattern with chrome finishing on top. A new set of chunky alloy wheels further helps in improving the overall stance of the updated A8 series.

In terms of features, the updated A8 sports a new pair of Matrix LED headlamps. Interestingly, even the taillamps are revised with OLED technology and come with sensors that auto activates when needed.

Coming to the customisation options, buyers can still go for the optional Chrome package for an unmatched experience. Making its debut is the all-new S Line Package that can be used to upgrade the standard A8 into an S8, cosmetically.

Audi A8 L Side Profile
Image Source: Audi Media Center

The cabin of the 2022 Audi A8 feels premium with the exact same layout. A multifunction steering wheel, wide air-con vents, twin screens with one reserved for AC controls and a fully digital instrument are there to make it feature loaded. The carmaker claims that the infotainment system has been updated and currently, uses the latest MIB 3 software.

Audi A8 L Interior
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Engine

Audi will be retailing the updated A8 with the same engine options. For starters, there’s a 340HP, 3.0-litre TFSI and a 286HP, 3.0-litre TDI engine to power the entry-level variants. Talking about the top-end variants, they will be using a V8 motor that comes paired to an electric motor for improved punch and overall fuel efficiency.

The carmaker will continue to sell the S8 model with a powerful 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that churns out a massive 563HP and 800Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties for this setup are managed by an 8-speed automatic gearbox that works in conjunction with the brand’s ‘Quattro’ all-wheel-drive system.

Alternatives

Globally, Audi A8 compares with other luxury sedans including Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series. Want to learn more about the updated S-Class? Check out all the details related to it down below.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-Launched
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Unmatched luxury! Well, that’s what Mercedes aims to offer on its all-new S-Class. For now, the range available in India uses either 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol or a similarly displaced six-cylinder diesel engine that churns out a massive 362HP and 281BHP respectively. Feature-wise, it is available with ten airbags, 64 colours ambient lighting, a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 3D Burmester surround sound system among others.

Specifications

Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Engine 3.0-litre six-cylinder (S450 4MATIC)

3.0-litre six-cylinder (S350d)

Power 362BHP

281BHP

Torque 500Nm

600Nm

Key Highlights
  • 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless chargers
  • 64 colour ambient lighting
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.1.56 Crores to Rs.1.61 Crores

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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