- audi has revealed updates to the 2022 a8 full-size luxury sedan.
- the long-wheelbase a8l will be available in the u.s., along with the high-performance s8.
- key changes are to the headlights, taillights, and grille, along with interior tweaks.
while the new ultra-luxury horch model will be sold only in china, audi has confirmed that an updated version of the a8 luxury sedan will be making its way to our shores for 2022. full u.s. specs aren't available yet, but these photos of the europe-spec car indicate the changes in store for this flagship four-door.
the key changes are seen in the headlights, taillights, and grille, which have all been reshaped. there are also new wheel designs and new colors available, although we're not sure if all five newly available matte paint options will be offered in the u.s. inside, there are a few additions to the trim palette, and entertainment screens for the rear passengers are a new option.
we don't expect many changes to the a8's powertrain lineup, which should again include a 335-hp turbo 3.0-liter v-6 in the 55 version, a 453-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8 in the 60, and a 563-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8 in the s8. the plug-in hybrid with a combined 443 horsepower should continue on as well. and like before, the a8 will likely be available in the u.s. only in its long-wheelbase a8l form.
audi says the updated a8 won't reach the u.s. market for a while longer, but when it does we expect pricing to rise somewhat compared with the 2021 model's base price of $87,545 for the a8l and $133,245 for the s8.