2022 Audi A8 Gets Appearance Upgrades

2022 Audi A8 – The fourth-gen Audi A8 turned four in July 2021 and is the longest-running model of all of the German Limousine trio. A new look is in the plans for the luxury limousine and is expected to be in dealership showrooms later in the year.

2022 Audi A8 Hybrid
2022 Audi A8 Hybrid

2022 Audi A8 Review

“In autumn, it (Audi A8) will undergo a model upgrade for the current generation,” Duesmann announced during the Q&A portion of the annual press conference of the company this year. German media have been reporting that the deliveries to customers for A8 facelifts A8 new facelift to Europe are expected to begin before the year’s end in 2021. Audi has been testing its 2022 Audi A8 for a couple of months. The images that were sent to ElectricVehicleWeb by a user known as Audipics_de, reveal the small exterior changes that are planned for the mid-cycle event. Audi is likely to refresh the grille, bumpers, and even the lights to carry the A8 model towards the end of its time.

Rivals

Likely, the 2022 Audi A8 will not be a pure electric model to be able to compete with its rivals like the BMW i7 or the Mercedes EQS. An A8 with a purely electric engine will not be seen with the current generation.

Audi A8 Horch model

It is expected that the 2022 A8 will have to be a show-stopper in the showrooms because its primary competitor is that of the Mercedes S Class – has been upgraded to a highly-tech next-generation model (W223) and the premium-focused version of Maybach S Class is available in European markets. Audi could be planning to launch an alternative to this Maybach S Class itself with an affluent version of the 2022 A8 that is dubbed”Horch” in the Audi A8 ‘Horch.’ The Horch name refers to the origins of one of Audi’s precursor car companies, established in August Horch. August Horch. The A8 Horch is expected to be the highest point in the line and is expected to come with the Bentley-produced W12 or at the very minimum a turbocharged engine. There won’t be any electrification on this car, at least in the first version.

The report from China, autohome.com.cn has posted images of the fresh Audi A8 (L) with sensors located over the door handles at the rear. The sensor could be in place for an electronic key function, or perhaps for passenger identification according to the report. One of these photos showcases a brand-new Singleframe grille, with squarish-shaped inlets. According to the report, it will be a Horch Edition (or Horch variant) Horch variant) that will be a direct competitor to that of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The Audi A8 (L) Horch edition comes with an exclusive design of alloy wheels and bumpers and Audi might not have its Singleframe grille on other variants. It might come with unique features of comfort and convenience for passengers in the rear.

New Audi A8 Hybrid

The variants that are standard on A8 in 2022 A8 will be able to offer a minimum of one or two hybrid choices. The all-electric A8 is planned for the current D5 generation. The A8 60 TFSI QUATTRO PHEV, which is the 3.0-liter V6 and an electric motor that produces 134 horsepower. offers an electric range that is all-electric at 29 miles (46 kilometers). Based on European press reports, the release of a bigger battery to increase the EV-only range of this luxury car is expected given the fact that Mercedes-Benz has increased the limit for this model to 100 kilometers with S-Class PHEV.

2022 Audi A8 Hybrid Interior
2022 Audi A8 Hybrid Interior

The next-gen Audi A8

It appears that Audi hasn’t decided to stop the powertrain plans for the next generation A8 However, this doesn’t mean the Audi nameplate is going to disappear. If asked about the possibility of Audi stopping its premium sedan Duesmann replied, “No, not as it is. The A8 is a key car for us.” In addition, Duesmann added, “For us, the first Artemis model will also have electric power in the premium car (segment) as well as in the case of future models, such as the A8 successor, we’ll notify you as soon as we can.”

2022 Audi A8 Hybrid Redesign
2022 Audi A8 Hybrid Redesign

2022 Audi A8 Released

The Audi grand sphere concept that was revealed at the 2021 Munich Motor Show (IAA 2021) was the first look at Audi’s Audi Landjet EV. The concept is expected to be in production in 2023, ensuring excitement until the production version comes out in the latter half of 2024 before the anticipated launch in 2025. It’s clear, Audi officials have denied the idea that the Audi Landjet is the A8’s next generation or the successor. This isn’t an “A or Q” family model, he told WirtschaftsWoche on January 2021. It’s therefore inevitable for the Landjet will be positioned above the A8 and will become the brand’s top low-floor model.