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2022 Audi A8 Debuts Its Freshened Look

Audi has revealed updates to the 2022 A8 full-size luxury sedan. The long-wheelbase A8L will be available in the U.S., along with the high-performance S8. Key changes are to the headlights, taillights, and grille, along with interior tweaks. While the new ultra-luxury Horch model will be sold only in China, Audi has confirmed that an updated version of the A8 luxury sedan will be making its way to our shores for 2022. Full U.S. specs aren’t available yet, but these photos of the Europe-spec car indicate the changes in store for this flagship four-door.

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The Horch name comes from deep in Audi’s history, as it refers to August Horch, one of the German automaker’s founders. The moniker is displayed prominently on this special A8 L’s fenders and inside on the seats and throw pillows. There’s also a special logo seen on the chunky wheels that are exclusive to this model and a small emblem on each of the rear doors.

Naturally, the Horch treatment is for an extended-wheelbase version of the A8—it’s 5.1 inches longer than the already long A8L—as the rewards are most obvious in the rear seat. The two-place setup features power seat adjustments, heating and cooling, massage, and a screen to control all sorts of climate functions. There are also two rear-seat entertainment screens. The front cabin appears mostly the same as the standard model but does feature diamond-stitched upholstery on the seats and door panels.

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