Luxurious Audi A8: pricing and specs confirmed

Date Posted 1st December 2021
Read Time 3 min read

With its sharpened design and innovative new technologies, Audi is ensuring the increased presence and sporty elegance of the A8 continues into 2022 with a subtle facelift to their luxury saloon.

A symbol of and a trailblazer for the status and prestige of the brand, the fourth generation of the luxury saloon, which Audi introduced in 2017, raised it to a new level concerning power, looks, and equipment.

Priced from £74,985, the Audi A8 is due for delivery in March 2022.

Audi A8 exterior

Audi A8 2022

The base of the Singleframe grille is now wider, and chrome angles that increase in size from bottom to top adorn its grid. The side air intakes are also more upright and just as freshly styled as the headlights to create a distinctive contour.

Stretched lines in the body of the car emphasize its length, while the rear is dominated by wide chrome clasps, a customizable taillight signature with Digital OLEDs, and a continuous, segmented light strip.

All of these touches significantly increase the A8’s presence and authority and sharpen the profile of the brand’s top model.

Audi A8 interior

As you would expect from a luxury saloon, the interior of the A8 is comparable with a spacious, widely tailored lounge and some of the best perks are reserved for the rear passengers. These include 10.1in displays on the rear of the front headrests which can display content from smartphones and are controlled by a touchscreen remote in the centre armrest.

The relaxation seat in the A8 L takes that level of relaxation even further by offering numerous adjustment options and a footrest on the back of the passenger seat which also features a foot warmer and massage function. If that’s not bouji enough the rear passenger seat includes a back massage function with 18 pneumatic cushions and electrically adjustable comfort headrests.

For the driver, the MMI touch response in the A8 relies on two displays (10.1-inch and 8.6-inch) and natural voice operation instructed by saying “Hey Audi!”

The completely digital Audi virtual cockpit, with the standard head-up display, completes the display and operating concept and emphasizes the orientation to the driver.

Audi A8 engine range

The enhanced Audi A8 is available with four engine options. The 3.0 TDI and the 3.0 TFSI are V6 units, while the 4.0 TFSI in the S8 is a V8 with cylinder on-demand technology. The TFSI e plug-in hybrid model combines the 3.0 TFSI with an electric motor.

How much is the Audi A8 and when is it available?

Ordering in the UK for the refreshed flagship is available now, with the first customer deliveries due in the second quarter of 2022. The starting price for the A8 is £74,985 rising to £117,610 for the S8 Saloon Vorsprung TFSI quattro.

If you’d like to score a deal on the outgoing model, check out our current Audi A8 car leasing deals.