2022 Audi A8L facelift in Malaysia – new D5 flagship sedan with 340 PS 3.0L turbo V6; priced from RM1 mil

2022 Audi A8L facelift in Malaysia – new D5 flagship sedan with 340 PS 3.0L turbo V6; priced from RM1 mil

Here’s a full gallery of the facelifted Audi A8L, which is available in Malaysia in a sole S line 3.0 TFSI quattro variant priced at RM1,046,907.50 on-the-road without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia. The four-ring brand’s flagship sedan is currently in its fourth generation (D5) – first launched here back in 2019 – and the mid-cycle update was revealed globally last November.

For the money, you’re getting a 3.0 litre biturbo V6 petrol engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid system that puts out 340 PS (335 hp or 250 kW) from 5,000 to 6,400 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm. The mill sends power to four wheels via an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system.

This setup is unchanged from what we had before and allows the limousine to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 250 km/h. Claimed fuel consumption on a combined basis is 8.3 litres per 100 km, and also making a return is adaptive air suspension with selectable modes.

In terms of exterior equipment, the A8L comes with digital Matrix LED headlamps, OLED (organic light-emitting diode) combination taillights as well as 20-inch 20-spoke structure style alloy wheels in Graphite Grey.

The S line package is also standard and features a black, honeycomb-like insert for the wider singleframe grille and more subtle garnishes for the fog lamp surrounds on the redesigned front bumper. The rear bumper also gets reprofiled slightly as part of the facelift, while the headlamps have a distinctively new light signature.

As for the interior, it remains largely the same as the pre-facelift model, with highlights in the front passenger compartment being the hidden air vents, a four-spoke steering wheel and no less than three displays, two of which are touchscreens, with one ahead of the driver serving as the 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit plus.

Rear passengers also get their own 10.1-inch displays and rounding off the entertainment features is a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. For comfort, there’s four-zone climate control, an extended ambient lighting system and all seats (upholstered in leather) come with ventilation and massage functions. All doors also come with a soft-close function, as is common among flagship sedans in this class.

On the safety and driver assistance front, the A8L comes standard with Audi pre sense front and rear, adaptive cruise control, efficiency assist, swerve assist, turn assist, lane change assist, an exit warning system as well as front and rear cross traffic assist.

The A8L arrives as a fully-imported (CBU) model and each purchase comes with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, three years free maintenance and five years roadside assistance with Audi connect support.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • 1M? Speechless

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  • anonymous on Nov 25, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    a 1 million ringgit car and it doesn’t even have a panoramic sunroof? not that it’s the most important feature but luxury cars just look amiss without one imho.

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  • Johnny on Nov 25, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    What are the people at Audi smoking when pricing their cars lately? Lol

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  • Double the price of a BMW 740, 300k more than a Merc S580; Audi really have a brave/stupid pricing strategy in Malaysia

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  • Tirlochan on Nov 26, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Eventhough it is a luxury car, a price of 1M is totally out of the mind.

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  • One word: LOL. Anyone who can pay upwards of 1M would buy an M5, an E63S, or better yet a 911.

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  • RS6 – Like or A8 – Dislike

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  • Darth Zoom on Nov 28, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Question, is AUDI in selling car business or just show off. It seems all there’s car are just over price.
    Audi is NOT a luxury brand – Jaguar XJ & Merc S, is way more better & cheaper (& reliable)

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  • Mike Tee on Nov 29, 2022 at 10:06 am

    You must *really* like Audi to choose this over a RM700k Mercedes S Class and leave RM300k on the table. They’d sell in the low single figures on huge discounts, if that, is my guess

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