2022 Audi S8 Price and Specs

Audi’s largest and fastest passenger car has undergone a complete redesign, with new styling, new technology, and a higher price tag.

  • 2022 Audi S8 pricing and specifications
  • Updated flagship gains mild makeover
  • Advanced digital matrix LED headlights added
  • Priced from $273,400 plus on-road costs, up $13,523

There is now a new look and more technology on the 2022 Audi S8, and it also comes with a $13,000 price increase, bringing it to the market in Australia today.

The updated Audi S8 is now available for ordering, starting at $273,400 plus on-road costs – $13,523 more than the pre-update model, last offered by Audi in 2021 – and gains a revised appearance, new headlights, and some new technology features.

The S8 is expected to continue to be joined by at least one cheaper ‘standard’ A8 variant, with the V6 turbodiesel engine – likely in carry-over ’50 TDI’ form, which is expected to arrive in showrooms before the end of the year. A more detailed description of this model will be released at a later date.

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In the updated S8, there are also new design features, such as redesigned front grilles and bumpers as well as a set of advanced digital matrix LED headlights, which, according to Audi, contain about 1.3 million micro-mirrors that “break down the light into tiny pixels”.

A technology similar to that of many video projectors has been used to design it so that it can be controlled with maximum precision. Audi Australia claims that this allows for new functions such as advanced coming and leaving sequences, glare-free high-beam and lane lights, as well as highway markings and orientations.

As a standard option, there is a night vision system as part of the safety package at the rear, alongside new OLED taillights, as well as an improved night illumination system at the front.

The V8 engine continues to be a 4.0-litre twin-turbo diesel with 420kW of power and 800Nm of torque that deliver power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, resulting in the car accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 250km/h.

There is a 48-volt mild-hybrid system fitted to this engine, which is capable of recovering up to 8kW when coasting or under light throttle, and is expected to be able to save up to 0.8 liters of fuel per 100km when combined with the auto starter-stop system.

Audi Australia has claimed that, as a result of the facelifted S8’s cylinder deactivation, it consumes 10.5 L/100 km in laboratory tests that simulate a combined (city and highway) driving scenario.

Among the standard features are 21-inch wheels, adaptive air suspension, active anti-roll bars, red brake calipers, 10.1-inch touchscreen at the center, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Valcona leather upholstery, and 23-speaker stereo. Below is a more detailed list of features.

2022 Audi S8 models are now available for ordering. Local showrooms are expected to receive the regular A8 by the end of the year.

Editor’s note: The updated S8 was released in the second half of the year, when cars typically roll over into the next model year, according to Audi Australia.

2022 Audi S8 Australian pricing

S8 – $273,400 (up $13,523)

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Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

2022 Audi S8 standard features:

  • Digital matrix LED headlights (new)
  • OLED digital tail-lights (new)
  • Night vision (new)
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Performance brakes with red calipers
  • Black S-specific exterior styling
  • Rear privacy glass (tinted windows)
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Active anti-roll stabilisation system
  • 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, now with digital TV functionality
  • 8.6-inch lower climate control display
  • 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument cluster
  • 23-speaker, 1920-watt Bang and Olufsen 3D premium sound system
  • Valcona leather upholstery
  • ‘Carbon vector’ and brushed aluminium interior inlays
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped centre console and door trims
  • Heated and ventilated electric front seats with massaging
  • Heated front armrests
  • Heated power-adjustable outer rear seats with memory
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear electric sunblinds
  • Colour ambient interior lighting
  • Stainless steel sports pedals
  • Matrix LED rear reading lights
  • Metallic paint
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360-degree camera
  • Automatic parking
  • Suite of airbags, including front centre airbag
  • Autonomous emergency braking with intersection detection
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Traffic jam assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safe exit warning
  • Audi pre-sense system (which lifts the side of the car when an imminent crash is detected to mitigate the impact)

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