After showcasing a slew of teasers, Audi India has now commenced bookings for the 2022 iteration of its flagship luxury sedan, A8 L. Unlike many global markets, Audi has brought only the more-premium long wheelbase version here that sports one of the best-in-class interior space in its segment.
The 2022 Audi A8 series made their global debut only around 5 months back. The flagship sedan is powered by a 3-litre TFSI engine and a 48V mild-hybrid system with a combined output of 340 HP and 540 Nm.
Audi’s tried and tested quattro all-wheel drive system channels power to the wheels.
The luxury sedan also sports what Audi calls, ‘Predictive Air Suspension’ that’s claimed to offer improved handling without compromising on comfort and ride quality. The interior comfort is further aided by the brand’s rear relaxation package that includes a recliner and a foot massager.
Also, the car has voice operation (responding to ‘Hey Audi’), 4-zone deluxe automatic air-conditioning, new 10.1-inch screens at the rear, around 40 driver assistance systems and more.
The major change on the outside are the revised headlamps and the front grille. The headlights now feature new rhomboid-shaped units which bring about a new pattern of light throw. Audi calls it ‘Digital Matrix LED Headlights’ and they get animated projections
In addition, the horizontal slats on the grille have been replaced with vertical ones that, from a distance, look like a mesh. The new set of wheels enhance the overall exterior looks as their extremely low profile rubber pronounces the alloy design well.
The wheel diameter ranges between 18 and 21 inches. The colour options expected are Metallic District Green, Firmament Blue, Manhattan Grey, Ultra Blue, Daytona Grey, Florette Silver, and Glacier White, the ones seen on the international model.
Being the second launch of the German marque this year in the country after the Q7, the A8 L will compete against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series while sitting alongside Audi’s existing A4 and A6.
The luxury sedan can be booked for a token amount of Rs. 10 lakhs at the nearest Audi India dealership. Customers can also visit www.audi.in to configure and book their personalised car.