New standard equipment has been added across Audi's 2022 model lineup in the US.
Audi's high-performance RS models have received a raft of upgrades for the 2022 model year, and now Audi has announced more changes across its entire model lineup in the US.
For 2021, the Audi A4 and A5 received a 13-horsepower performance boost along with new tech upgrades. For 2022, the A4 40 TFSI and A5 Sportback 40 TFSI models are now available with a sporty black optic package, while the A4 45 TFSI, A5 S line Coupe and Sportback now come with sport suspension that lowers the ride height by 0.9 inches as standard. New 19-inch all-season wheels are available for the 2022 A5 and the cabriolet rides on redesigned 19-inch wheels. 19-inch wheels are now offered as standard for the S5 along with carbon atlas inlays.
In addition, a black optic plus package is available for the A4 S line and A5 S line, adding a black front and rear blade in the bumpers, a matte black grille, black Audi rings badges, mirror caps, and side sill blade, along with red brake calipers. Pricing for the 2022 Audi A4 and A5 coupes start at $39,100 and $44,500 respectively, while the A5 Convertible starts at $50,700.
The 2022 S4 will set you back $50,500, while the S5 Coupe and Sportback start at $53,900 and the S5 Convertible costs $62,000. More standard equipment has also been added to the A6 Premium, including a larger 10.1-inch screen, the latest Virtual cockpit plus, rear side airbags, and a tire-pressure monitor. A black optic package is also available for the 2022 A6 45 TFSI, while a new 20-inch wheel design has been added to the Sport package on the A6 55 TFSI. Rear side airbags and a tire pressure monitor now come as standard for the S6.
Pricing for the A6 and S6 starts at $55,400 and $74,800 respectively for 2022. The same upgrades carry over to the A7 and S7, which start at $69,200 and $74,800 respectively.
Moving to the SUVs, new standard equipment for the Q3 includes Audi's new MIB 3 infotainment system, side assist with rear cross-traffic, and parking assist. A top view camera system is now included on the Premium Plus trim and Brown Gray Natural wood inlays are available for the Premium trim. Pricing for the Q3 starts at $34,900.
As standard, the 2022 Q5 45 TFSI features an S line exterior that adds aluminum front door sill inlays with an illuminated S logo and a power steering column adjustment is now offered as standard in the Premium Plus trim for the Q5 45 TFSI and Q5 55 TFSI e models. Additionally, a new black optic package is available for the Q5 45 TFSI, Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI, and Q5 55 TFSI e, which includes black exterior trim and 20-inch wheels with all-season tires. Sports seats now come as standard inside the Q5 55 TFSI e, which also features an upgraded 17.9 kWh battery. Carbon atlas inlays also now come as standard for the SQ5 and SQ5 Sportback. Pricing for the Q5 and SQ5 starts at $41,500 and $53,900 respectively.
For the Q7, rear side airbags, heated, power folding exterior mirrors with memory, an ambient interior lighting package, and a tire pressure monitor join the standard equipment list. Premium Plus variants also receive new standard active lane and adaptive cruise assists. These assists are now also standard for the SQ7. Pricing for the 2022 Q7 and SQ7 starts at $55,800 and $86,500 respectively.
Audi's flagship Q8 SUV now comes with standard 21-inch wheels with all-season tires, heated, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, rear side airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system, while the Premium Plus model and SQ8 get an adaptive cruise assist with traffic jam assist, and an active lane assist with emergency assist. Other standard equipment for the SQ8 includes carbon vector inlays and a tire pressure monitoring system. A new Executive package adds heated rear seats with sunshades for the rear windows, ventilated front seats, and LED headlights.
There's also a new SQ8 Carbon optic package that includes carbon mirror housings, door inlays and rear diffuser trim, along with 22-inch graphite gray wheels and black exterior accents, roof rails and a Singleframe grille. The 2022 Q8 starts at $69,300, while the SQ8 starts at $90,000.
For the 2022 e-tron and e-tron Sportback, the Premium Plus package includes a new 21-inch wheel design and orange brake calipers, while the new Chronos Edition includes Chronos gray exterior paint, an S-line exterior, black optic package, digital matrix LED headlights, black 21-inch wheels with orange brake calipers, black headliner, Volcano gray ash wood inlays, and rear side airbags.
The e-tron Sportback is now available with a Convenience Plus package, which includes the Driver Assistance package, a top view camera, and a Black Optic exterior kit. Pricing for the 2022 e-tron and e-tron Sportback start at $65,900 and $69,100 respectively.
Finally, the 2022 TTS has been updated with a new bronze package that adds blacked Audi rings, badges, and mirrors, as well as 20-inch bronze wheels, and copper stitching. Pricing for the 2022 TT starts at $49,800, while the TTS retails for $59,500. All prices exclude destination charges.