The 2022 Audi A8 facelift debuted in late October of last year, bringing with it more advanced technologies both inside and out, slight tweaks to the vehicle’s exterior and interior, and an updated infotainment system. And the German luxury car manufacturer has introduced the A8L 55 TFSI in India after almost a year since its world debut. It comes in two trim levels: Celebration Edition and Technology, with ex-showroom prices of Rs. 1.29 crore and Rs. 1.57 crore, respectively. To learn more about this BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class competition, let’s delve a little further.
First off, the abbreviated “L” in the name A8L stands for the vehicle’s long wheelbase. Its dimensions are 5,320mm long, 1,945mm wide, and 1,488mm high, with a 3,128mm wheelbase. In addition to being lengthy, the A8L is a stylish car.
The A8L receives a fresh, wide, single-frame grille with a new pattern, updated front, and rear bumpers, new alloy wheels, and digital matrix LED headlamps as part of this mid-life upgrade.
Its cutting-edge headlight system makes use of a computerized micromirror gadget. In other words, there are roughly 1.3 million micromirrors in each headlamp. As a result, the driver’s lane can be brilliantly illuminated on the road by the pair of headlamps’ light carpet. At road construction sites, they also project an “orientation light” to assist you in staying in your lane. In fact, as you enter or exit your home, the headlights may also project light animations of your arrival or departure onto the ground or a wall.
The digital OLED rear lights on the A8L can also be customized. The assistance systems of the car are connected to a proximity indication function on these lights. Therefore, when the system detects any vehicle approaching a standing A8L from behind and within two meters of its radius, the OLED lights immediately switch on. Not to mention, the coming/leaving home function is also included in the taillights.
High-quality Valcona leather upholstery covering the sumptuous inside is offered in four colors: Mother of Pearl Beige, Sard Brown, Black, and the recently added Cognac Brown. Additionally, the dashboard has the same three screens as the previous design: an 8.6-inch touchscreen, a 10.1-inch central information hub, and a 12.3-inch driver display known as the Audi Virtual Cockpit. Audi has modified its MMI system, though, to make the infotainment more user-friendly.
The company also offers a Rear Seat Executive Package with separate seats in the back that are modeled after first-class seating. Recliner, massage, and ventilation features are included on the seats. Next, there are two 10.1-inch full-HD screens, a foot massager with two massage programs and four intensity levels, and a rear-seat remote. In addition, the front and back seats include eight distinct massage programs and three levels of intensity.
The A8L is loaded with cutting-edge technology and security gear. It has a head-up display, a 12-liter electric cool box, four-zone climate control with air ionization and aromatization, 30-color ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charging pad, a Bang and Olufsen 3D sound system with a 23-speaker, 1,920-watt, and 23-channel BeoCore amplifier, a Bang and Olufsen 3D sound system, a Bang and Olufsen 3
It also has predictive active suspension, which modifies the suspension setting based on information from the front camera, in addition to adaptive air suspension. This technology can lessen active roll and pitch, lift the automobile by up to 50mm on entry and exit, and lessen lateral stresses with its curve tilting function. In addition, the A8L has eight airbags, eight airbags, Audi Pre-Sense Basic, and Park Assist Plus with a 360-degree camera configuration.
Transmission and engine
A 3.0-liter, V6, twin-turbocharged petrol engine coupled to eight-speed automated transmission power the Audi A8L. The engine produces 500Nm of torque and 335bhp. It also has a Quattro all-wheel-drive system and integrated 48-volt mild hybrid assistance “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.