Sharpened features fused with innovative technology defines the all new 2022 Audi A8

Schenelle Dsouza 
Audi recently unveiled the new Audi A8 Facelift which will be making its way across global markets in 2022. With a subtle facelift, new styling features, advanced lighting technology and a top trim, Audi is ensuring the increased presence and sporty elegance of the A8 with its sharper design and innovative technologies. Check out the details of the new luxury sedan below.
Exterior
2022 Audi A8
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The most prominent update in the 2022 Audi A8 is the redesigned exterior. The new front features a much wider grille that uses a bolder mesh pattern, Digital OLED brake lights with proximity sensors that get activated if another car comes within two metres, and Audi’s Digital Matrix LED headlights which use around 1.3 million micro-mirrors, that allows the car to emit a “carpet of light” on the driver’s lane only.
Engine
The engine line-up remains unchanged, with the six-cylinder 3.0 TDI and 3.0 TFSI producing 282bhp and 335bhp respectively. The TFSIe hybrid option delivers 455bhp – slightly more than the range-topping 4.0 TFSI, a detuned version of the V8 found in the S8. All engines are connected to an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox and Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system.
Interior
2022 Audi A8
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The seats are upholstered with Valetta leather in the standard black and cognac brown options. Diamond quilting, deep-pile rear floor mats and foot-massaging relaxation seats remain standard in all the new models.
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Two 10.1-inch infotainment screens have been added to the rear seats which are controlled by a touchscreen remote in the centre armrest. Some of the optional extras include a cooler with a bar compartment and a fold-out centre console table.
2022 Audi A8
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There are three available packages with driver assistance systems. The “Park” package is the remote park assist plus, which can automatically manoeuvre the large sedan in and out of a parallel or bay parking space. The “City” package includes Audi’s pre-sense 360 degree safety system to lift the suspension up in a side impact to protect the occupants, while the “Tour” package features adaptive cruise assist to automatically adjust its speed.
Price
Priced at Rs 1.58 crore (ex-showroom, India), the new Audi A8 will be available in eleven colours, including Metallic District Green, Firmament Blue, Manhattan Grey, and Ultra Blue, with five matte finishes – Daytona Grey, Floret Silver, District Green, Terra Grey, and Glacier White.
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