Audi range gets a refresh for 2022
Audi is updating its entire lineup for 2022, with almost every model receiving new in-car tech and trim upgrades
- Restructured trim levels
- Amazon Alexa introduced across the range
- Available to order now
Audi is introducing upgrades across its entire range in time for the new MY22 plate change in September this year.
Updates will include new trim levels, styling upgrades such as new alloy wheel designs and colour choices, as well as a host of new tech and entertainment features, including a new Sonos stereo system and Amazon Alexa.
Except for the Audi A8 and the recently launched Q4 e-tron and e-tron GT electric cars, every model in the brand’s range will benefit from some cosmetic tweaks and tech updates, and are available to order now from all Audi Centres.
The Audi A1, Q2 and Q3 will now be equipped with a new Sonos Stereo, which replaces the Bang & Olufsen system on the flagship Vorsprung model or the optional Comfort and Sound Pack. The interiors of the Audi A3, A4, A5, A6 and A7 Sportback, meanwhile, will now be trimmed in sustainable Dinamica upholstery, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.
All Audi models, bar the Q2, TT and R8, now support Amazon Alexa. This means owners will be able to access music and audiobooks from Amazon, and even control smart home functions, such as lighting and heating, via a host of new voice commands.
Audi has also restructured its trim levels slightly. The A5 will no longer be available in the limited-run Edition 1 specification, which has been replaced with the new Black Edition trim. The A7 also gets a new Sport Edition specification, which sits between the entry-level Sport model and the mid-spec S line variant.
The new Sport Edition comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, gloss black exterior detailing, such as grille surround and mirror caps, and privacy glass as standard. It’s available with all the engines in the standard A5 range, including the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 50 TFSI e powertrain.
We’ve listed all the key updates for the lineup below:
Audi A cars
The Audi A1 Sportback in range-topping Vorsprung guise now comes with side assist, which alerts the driver of traffic sitting in the driver’s blind spot up to 70 metres behind the vehicle. It will also come with the new Sonos stereo.
Vorsprung models of the A3, in both Sportback and Saloon form, get black black exterior detailing, including a new black grille surround and badging. In Edition 1 trim, meanwhile, the A3 gets new sports seats which are lined in synthetic leather and Dinamica microfibre.
The Audi A4 Saloon, Avant and Allroad are now equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buyers of the RS 4 Avant estate can also add a head-up display, which projects navigation instructions and driver assistance information. The A4 and S4 also sit on 19-inch alloy wheels.
Like the A4, the A5 in Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet guise gets wireless Android Auto connectivity. RS models can also be specced with an optional head-up display, along with new 20-inch alloy wheels. For soft-top buyers, a wind deflector is available on the Cabriolet as an optional extra.
The Audi A6 has received the biggest update of the range. In both Saloon and Avant guise, the Technology Pack, which was previously an optional extra, is now standard. This adds wireless smartphone charging, upgraded navigation and a digital gauge cluster. S line and Black Edition cars receive new sport seats. Black Edition versions can be specced with 20-inch alloy wheels, while S and RS models are available in a new Ultra Blue metallic paint finish. Vorsprung models, meanwhile, get a heated steering wheel as standard.
Finally, the S7 and RS 7 cars are available in a choice of four new metallic paint finishes. Both cars get Audi’s Virtual Cockpit Plus too, with the gauge cluster adjusting to dedicated displays for Dynamic or Sport modes.
Audi Q cars
The Q2 Vorsprung gets the new Sonos sound system as standard and it can be added as an optional extra as part of the Comfort and Sound Pack lower down the range. Both Vorsprung and Black Edition cars also get new black badging.
The Q3 and Q3 Sportback, which benefit from all the technology upgrades, are now available with the TFSI e plug-in hybrid powertrain, with prices starting from £37,810. Vorsprung models also get synthetic leather upholstery.
Wireless Android Auto and Amazon Alexa tech now come as standard on the Q5. Those opting for the Q5 is S line trim and above will also benefit from new sports seats trimmed in Dinamica microfibre upholstery.
Except for the standard technology upgrades across the range, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay wireless connectivity, the Q7 and Q8 receive the smallest update with a new optional Mythos Black paint finish.
Audi e-tron cars
Both the Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback can now be had with a 22kW on-board charger for faster AC charging , doubling the capacity of the standard 11kW unit. The e-tron S can also be specced in Vorsprung trim.
Audi TT and R8
The TT and TT Roadster in Vorsprung spec get black badging on the grille and tailgate. The R8, meanwhile, is fitted with Nappa leather upholstery and features electric and pneumatic seat adjustment, with memory function for the driver’s seat.