2022 Audi A8 spotted: prices, specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
February 01, 2021

A refreshed version of the Audi A8 is on the horizon, featuring a tweaked design and a revised interior. Read on to find out more.

  • 2022 Audi A8 spotted
  • Tweaked front-end design
  • New graphics for brake lights
  • Interior revisions likely
  • 3.0-litre V6 engines
  • Possible W12-powered version
  • Expected on sale in 2022

The Audi A8 is one of the most luxurious cars on sale – much like the recently updated BMW 7 Series and the all-new Mercedes S-Class. The current Audi A8 was introduced in 2018 and it’s now due a mid-life facelift.

As well as a new look, the updated A8 could bring a revised interior as well as new engine options. Read on to find out the latest about the new Audi A8.

If you can’t wait for this new model to appear in showrooms, check out the latest Audi saloon offers here:

2022 Audi A8 design

A new grille design looks to be on the way

As shown by this thinly-camouflaged Audi A8 prototype, the big saloon isn’t getting a huge overhaul — rather some tweaks to keep the design looking fresh. You can spot new bumpers and, at the front, a grille that takes on a new squared design instead of the outgoing car’s horizontal chrome slats.

Changes to the 2022 Audi A8 look to be subtle

Changes at the rear of the Audi A8 are more subtle, though look closely and you may spot new graphics within the taillights, but that’s about it.

2022 Audi A8 interior

The new A8’s interior should receive a few revisions compared with the outgoing car’s cabin (pictured)

There’s been no sight yet of the refreshed Audi A8’s interior, though expect it to be broadly the same as before with a few minor tweaks.

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The biggest change to the new A8’s cabin is likely to come in the form of a revised infotainment system and new trim and materials personalisation options.

2022 Audi A8 engines

The new A8 could be offered with a range-topping W12-engine

You should expect the Audi A8 to retain most of the engines available in the current model, including two 3.0-litre petrol and diesel V6 engines. A V8-powered S8 could be on the cards again, too.

Watch our Audi S8 review

It’s also possible plug-in hybrid options could be made available as well, while rumours suggest a W12-powered ultra-luxurious ‘Horch’ version (think Audi’s version of the uber-posh Mercedes-Maybach) could also go on sale in the future.

2022 Audi A8 price and release date

New graphics can be seen in the brakelights

It’s expected the refreshed Audi A8 will be revealed in mid-2021 before going on sale late this year or in early 2022. Entry-level cars with a 3.0-litre petrol V6 engine will likely cost from close to £75,000, while high-spec S8 versions will set you back from around £105,000.

Can’t wait for this new model to go on sale? Compare the latest Audi A8 deals or check out the best luxury cars on sale now. 

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