Although not confirmed by Audi, reports suggest that dealers have already started accepting bookings for the A8 L facelift for Rs 10 lakh.
The Audi A8 L facelift finally has a confirmed launch date. It will hit Audi dealership floors on 12th July. Some reports suggest that unofficial bookings for the A8 are already open. As for the price, expect the facelift model to remain in the same ₹1.50 – 1.60 crore range. Like before, the A8 will continue to be on sale exclusively in the extended-wheelbase L version and will get the sole 55TFSI powertrain.
Being a facelift, don't expect any changes under the hood. It's powered by the same 48V mild-hybrid-assisted 3.0-litre V6 petrol motor, which generates 335bhp and 500Nm of torque. The two-tonne behemoth tops out at 250km/h and can hit the 100km/h mark from a standstill in just 5.7 seconds. An eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox sends power to all four wheels via the quattro AWD system.
So, what has changed on the A8 L facelift? Well, the most important update is the refreshed front-end look. The new Singleframe grille features a fresh design and chrome angles that increase in size from bottom to top. The side air intakes in the bumper are more upright now, with new chrome-lined housing. Also, the Digital Matrix LED headlights, whose lower edge on the outside creates a distinctive contour, are a new addition. Each of these headlamps is made up of approximately 1.3 million micromirrors, which break down the light into tiny pixels, courtesy of DMD (digital micromirror device) technology.
The rear design remains pretty much identical to the outgoing version, with the continuous segmented light strip featuring a customisable light signature made up of digital OLEDs. When switched into the 'Dynamic' drive mode, the lights change to a wider signature available exclusively in that mode.
Inside, expect it to have the same MMI touch infotainment system, comprising a 10.1-inch and an 8.6-inch display. A fully-digital Audi Virtual Cockpit (instrument cluster) remains standard on the A8 L, and so does the MMI Navigation Plus, powered by a third-generation modular infotainment toolkit (MIB 3).