2022 Audi A3 (European model) courtesy Audi Newroom
All new for 2022 after skipping the 2020 model year, the A3 retuns as Audi's entry-level car as a sedan.
The less powerful (201 horsepower) 40 TFSI model gains 1 MPG on the city cycle, at 26 city/34 highway, with its standard Quattro all-wheel drive.
The adaptive, adjustable suspension is no longer available.
Lane Departure Warning is now available and standard on all models, not to be confused with Audi Lane Assist which actively keeps the car centered in the lane.
Optional heated steering wheel, power-folding mirrors, and front and rear parking sensors are now available on all models.
A Black Optic package is now available on 40 TFSI models to make them look faster. The 45 TFSI now gets the lowered sport suspension standard; previously it was optional.
Heated steering wheel, power-folding mirrors are now available on all models.
Heated rear seats are no longer offered on Premium Plus. They are still standard on Prestige.
Headlight washers, standard on Prestige, are now also standard on Premium Plus. Ventilated front seats, previously only available on Cabrioletand Sportback models are now offered on Coupes.
The older 2.0-liter turbo making 248 horsepower was discontinued during the 2021 model year, leaving the hybrid 2.0 liter turbo making 261 horsepower the standard engine.
A larger infotainment system–10.1"—is now standard. Rear seat side impact airbags are now standard. Tire pressure monitoring is upgraded to direct sensors in the wheels.
A6 sedan no longer offers the Night Vision feature, though its still available on S6 Prestige and A6 Allroad Prestige.
Electric range on the A7 55 TFSI e increases to 26 miles. Fuel mileage while running on gasoline lowers to 25 city/31 hwy. The plug-in hybris is also now available in the Prestige trim.
Direct tire pressure sensing and rear seat side torso airbags are now standard.
Adaptive cruise control is now standard on Premium Plus.
Biggest news are the new "S" models. With 496 horsepower from three electric motors, the e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S need to be over an inch-and-a-half wider to fit the motors, the result: 717 pound feet of torque. The front motor is normally dormant until extra power or traction are called for. The two rear motors operate independently, allowing amazing new levels of traction control and cornering assistance. The S will be offered in Premium Plus and Prestige trims. Tires and brakes carry over from regular e-tron models.
Top View Camera with Virtual 360° View, Audi adaptive cruise control with turn assist and Audi active lane assist with emergency assist are all now optional on Sportback Premium, and still standard on Premium Plus and Prestige. On non-Sportback models, the Prestige trim level is now called "Chronos," a change that comes with about a $4000 price increase, all-leather armrests, standard 21-inch wheels, orange brake calipers and the Black Optics Package.
2022 Audi e-tron GT courtesy Audi Newsroom
The e-tron line is no longer just sport utility crossovers. The all-electric e-tron GT is a sedan, avaiable in a high performance "RS" variant, the first such from Audi to be powered by electrons, alone. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional on the RS variant, and a 637-horsepower dual motor powertrain with power going to all four wheels is standard. Lesser (Premium Plus and Prestige) variants make due with a 522-horsepower variant. If some of those specifications sound familar, that's because the e-tron GT shares a platform, motors, batteries and more with the Porsche Taycan, its brother from another German mother.
Audi Side Assist (blind spot monitor), rear cross-traffic alert, and Parking System Plus (front and rear parking sensors) are all standard this year. Memory driver's seat and ouside mirrors are now optional. Top View Camera is no longer offered on Premium, but is standard on Premium Plus.
Q5 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrids go from 19 miles of electric only range to 23 for 2022, a result of a larger 17.9 kWh battery.
S-Line interior, aluminum, illuminated door sills are standard. Sport seats are standard on Q5 55 TFSI e.
Second row side seat-mounted airbags are now standard. Tire pressure monitors are upgraded to the direct type with sensors mounted in the wheels.
Adaptive cruise control and Active Lane Assist are now stadard on Premium Plus.
The standard 20-inch wheels are discontinued, leaving 285/45R21 tires with 21-inch wheels standard. Rear seat-mounted side airbags, direct tire pressure sensors, and automatic dimming side mirrors are also now standard.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Active Lane Assist now standard on Premium Plus.
All wheel steering is no longer offered on Premium Plus, only Prestige.
Prestige now comes standard with the air spring suspension with four-corner height adjustment.
The engine from the base Quattro V10 is now standard in the rear-wheel drive model, now called "Performance." The Quattro model is discontinued, leaving only the Quattro Performance, with the 602-horsepower engine. The carbon ceramic brakes are standard on Quattro and optional on RWD.
The Performance model is now standard, with the larger 20-inch wheels.
2022 Audi RS 3 European model courtesy Audi Newsroom
The little buzzbomb from Ingolstadt returns, with a 401-horsepower turbocharged 5-cylinder engine, Quattro all-wheel drive and available electric lime green paint. Carbon ceramic front brakes are an option.
A few new packages offer styling tweaks like black Audi logo badges, red trimmed seatbelts, bronze tinted wheels, etc.
Heated rear seats are now offered as standard on the RS 5 Sportback.
RS 6 Avant
Audi hot-rod wagon returns, now with an optional steel coil spring suspension with un-adjustable shock absorbers that are hydraulically linked in order to stiffen and reduce body roll, pitch, and dive. Other changes include optional titanium (?!) wheels and standard carbon trim inside.
Carbon twil structure inlays are new and standard. No, we don't know what that means, either.
The big daddy of mean Audi SUVs gets standard adaptive cruise control, Active Lane Keep Assist and rear seat-mounted side airbags.
Standard carbon atlas inlays. Heated steering wheel and front and rear parking sensors are now stand-alone options on Premium.
Eighteen-inch wheels are discontinued, leaving 255/35R19 tires on 19-inch wheels standard. Carbon inlays are also standard.
Rated fuel mileage improves for coupe, convertible and Sportback.
Direct tire pressure measurement and rear side torso airbags are standard.
Ventilated front seats, massaging front seats and front passenger seat memory are now only offered on Prestige.
Side impact torso airbags for the rear seat are standard.
Carbon fiber trim is now standard on the interior.
Adaptive cruise control is now standard and the standard lane departure warning is upgraded to lane keeping assist. Rear seat-mounted side airbags are also standard, now.
Adaptive cruise control is now standard and the standard lane departure warning is upgraded to lane keeping assist. Rear seat-mounted airbags are now standard.
Heated rear seats are now optional on Premium Plus, as part of the Executive Package. Ventilated front seats are no longer standard on Premium Plus, but are also part of the Executive Package.
2022 is the 394-horsepower TT RS' final year in the United States. Along with the standard model, a Heritage Edition in one of 5 colors will be produced in a limited run of 50 units. At a premium of over $8000, exclusivity, unique wheels, OLED taillights, a raised top speed limiter, upgraded interior trim, aluminum side mirror covers and other exterior trim, and an etched "HERITAGE EDITION 1-2-4-5-3" rear window glass are what you get for your money.