2022 Audi R8

Rating8.2

Ranked #3 in Midsize Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$114,700 - $148,700

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Key Spec of 2022 Audi R8
fuel economy

14/17/23

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

562 hp @ 4475 RPM

basic warranty

4 Years / 50,000 Miles

2022 Audi R8 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Audi R8 rumbles the space with its base 562 hp V10 engine under the hood which is 30 hp more exhilarating than last year at a starting MSRP of $148,700. With a 0-60 MPH dash of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 204 MPH, the R8 remains one of the fastest coupes in the segment. However, it tends to get even more exciting as the powerhouse upgrades to a 602 hp V10 (Performance S Tronic Quattro AWD) for a 3.1 seconds 0-60 MPH sprint with a price tag of $199,800.

2022 Audi R8 For Sale

The 2022 Audi R8 has been introduced to come up with different exterior and interior upgrades including the likes of the Carbon Exterior Package at $5,600 and LED headlights with Audi Laser Light at $3,500 for the RWD variant. While, the R8 Quattro AWD can be adorned with the R8 Performance Design package costing $5,200, and Red Calipers for Ceramic Brakes at $700. 

2022 Audi R8 Buying Advice

Since the 2022 Audi R8 is more powerful than its predecessors with complementary handling prowess, there seems no reason not to prefer it over the 2021 Model Year

 

In addition to these, the Audi R8 2022 has been crafted with 11 interior trims and over 9 exterior colors alongside an all-new performance package for the first time. However, the tale does not end with ease as the rivals like Porsche 911 Turbo, BMW M8 Gran Coupe, and Nissan GT-R. are there in the market too with exemplary performance and dynamics. Moreover, the Audi diversifies its stance with R8 Spyder as well costing a fortune of $160,900 for inspiring 3.2 seconds 0-60 MPH.


ProsConsWhat's New

Exterior appeal

A few optional features could have been standardized

More powerful engine

Handling dynamics

Performance package

Sporty and luxurious interior

Class performance

Over All Rating

8.2

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Engine and Performace9.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy6.00
Interior8.00
Exterior9.00
Safety7.50
Competition8.00
Final Verdict8.00
Notable Rankings

#3 in Midsize Coupe

#5 in Coupe


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Trims

Base$114,700 onwards

Performance$148,700 onwards

  • Carbon-fiber accents
  • Fixed rear spoiler
  • fully adjustable sport seats
  • Sport exhaust system


Colors and Styles

2022 Audi R8 in Ara Blue Crystal Effect color
Ara Blue Crystal Effect

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 Audi R8 continues to be a gem in handling pursuit with its sports suspension that can be tuned as per the driving track. Be it either the 562 hp or 602 horsepower at the wheels, the R8 goes in full command even at high speed around the corners, thanks to its R8 GT3 LMS race car inspiration and its ability to share 100% torque at the front axles. Not just that, it is a class of its own when it is a matter of sheer technology with integrated ones like the MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Connect, and many more. 

Speaking of investment that the Audi R8 2022 may have at its disposal with its optional offerings such as Premium Package costing $5,900 and Carbon Interior Package at $3,400 can be enticing for a few. Apart from that, the other expense can entail the performance-specific extensions like the Dynamic Package priced at $12,900, Dynamic Steering at $1,400, and Sport Exhaust Package at $1,100. 2022 R8 keeps its reserve in its styling persona with the Carbon Exterior Package that comes at an MSRP of $5,600. 

What is the Release Date of the 2022 Audi R8?

The 2022 R8 has been released for sale at your nearest Audi showroom.


Buying Advice

The 2022 Audi R8 base configuration is apt for which one should go as it satisfies all your urges regarding a performance-oriented drive and complementary interior ambiance. The comfort index and cabin isolation are also impressive for this sports coupe. And the tech-ends allow you to have decent control throughout beside those worthy optional features for both aesthetic and handling perspectives. 

Features
8.0/10

The 2022 Audi R8 comes in two feature-rich trims between which the Performance V10 RWD is the base one owning assets like the Heated Nappa leatherette seating and Audi virtual cockpit on the inside. It has got Audi Sound System and MMI Navigation Plus as well to toy with.

The Performance V10 Quattro is the higher configuration with add-on specs including the Audi Ceramic brake and LED headlights with Audi laser light over the base trim. It even hosts the Nappa perforated leather racing shell seats and LED headlights with Audi laser light in its standard virtue list.   

Trim

Performance V10 RWD

Performance V10 Quattro

MSRP

$148,700

$199,700

Features

Audi Connect

Audi Ceramic brake

 

20-inch alloy wheels

20-inch lightweight titanium alloy wheels

 

Heated Nappa leatherette seating 

LED headlights with Audi laser light

 

Audi virtual cockpit

Nappa perforated leather racing shell seats

 

Audi Sound System

Quattro AWD
  MMI Navigation Plus

 

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

"R8 offers a seductive blend of refinement and brutality." - Motor Trend

The 2022 Audi R8 jolts a power curve of 562 hp and 406 lb-ft torque with its standard 5.2L V10 engine that mates with a 7-speed dual-clutch S Tronic automatic transmission in an RWD layout. However, there comes the Performance V10 Quattro edition as well bursting 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque at the scene while being hitched with an AWD this time. 

The 2022 R8 employs independent sport double-wishbone suspensions that incline to adjust the ride height optimally without compromising on the wheel geometry. It even has got Power Steering that keeps the response at high speed precise which can further be improved by the $1,400 priced Dynamic Steering which is available for the base configuration only.

Speaking of exhilaration, the 0-60 MPH acceleration within 3.6 seconds with that 562 hp powertrain remains one of the fantasies that you relish in the R8 2022. And so does the top speed of 204 MPH. However, it all by itself, pushes these limits to be half a second quicker in the 0-60 MPH alongside a 1MPH higher top speed with its 602 hp thump. 

Models

2022 Audi R8

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 BMW M8

MSRP

$147,000

$174,300

$113,540

$130,000

Engine

5.2L V10

3.8L Twin-Turbo H6

3.8L Twin-Turbo V6

4.4-liter Twin-Turbo V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

562 hp @ 4,475 RPM

572 hp @ 6,500 RPM

565 hp @ 6,800 RPM

600 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

406 lb-ft @ 6,300 RPM

553 lb-ft @ 2,250 RPM

467 lb-ft @ 3,300 RPM

553 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

0-60 MPH

3.6 secs 2.7 secs 2.9 secs 3.3 secs

Quarter-mile

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Top Speed 

204 MPH 199 MPH 196 MPH 155 MPH

In terms of competition, the R8 misses out to outclass the Porsche 911 Turbo by 0.9 seconds in 0-60 MPH but is 5 MPH faster in its top speed despite being $37,300 less expensive. Meanwhile, the Nissan GT-R has got the upper hand as well in the 0-60 MPH over Audi R8 by 0.7 seconds. As far as M8 is concerned, though it is 0.3 seconds quicker than the R8 in 0-60 MPH sprint, it still falls short by 49 MPH in top speed. 

Fuel Economy
6.0/10

The 2022 Audi R8 returns a fuel economy of 14 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on the highway, and 20 MPG combined. Its 21.9-gallon fuel tank capacity further extends its leap to a maximum of 504 miles in a go. However, as we choose the 602 hp V10, the mileage reduces by 2 MPG throughout and so does the peak mileage by 137 miles.

Models

2022 Audi R8

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 BMW M8

MPG (City)

14

15

16

15

MPG (Highway)

23

20

22

21

MPG (Combined)

17

17

18

17

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

21.9

17.6

19.5

20.1

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (miles)

307/ 504/ 372 264/ 352/ 299

312/ 429/ 351

302/ 422/ 543

Going by the data, the Audi R8 2022 has a combined range that is 73 miles more than the 911 Turbo and 21 miles better than the Nissan GT-R. Part of the reason for such a higher range reach is the R8's fuel tank that is 4.3 gallons bigger than the 911 Turbo and 2.4 gallons larger than the GT-R. The same variation tale stays there for the M8 too for the same reason. 

Interior
8.0/10

"The interior is sparsely equipped,but it's still a comfortable and upscale environment worthy of the R8's steep starting price." - Car And Driver

The 2022 R8 interior flashes you with the sheer high-quality design philosophy that is complemented by the 18-way power-adjustable Nappa leatherette heated seats. Its ambiance glitters in myriads of seating accents including the Black-Ara Blue, Black-Express Red, Black-Rock Gray, Black with Rock Gray Stitching($12,900), and 7 other shades. Also, there has been a sport-leather upholstered steering column in front for intensifying that premium touch.

Apart from the standard charms, the Audi R8 2022 has got different options to uproot its class from the commons such as the Dynamic Package coming at an expense of $12,900. This package adds the Nappa perforated leather racing shell seats inside the Performance V10 RWD that are inherent in the Performance V10 Quattro trim. Not just that, there is a Premium Package with which the Alacantara headliner and extended leather finish are clouded inside the cabin. 

Models

2022 Audi R8

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 BMW M8

Seating capacity

2

4

4

4

Front (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

38.5/ 55.1/ 40.9

N/A

38.1/ 54.3/ 44.6

39.1/ 57.2/ 42.1

Rear (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

N/A

N/A

33.5/ 50.0/ 26.4

37.1/ 54.6/ 36.6

Cargo Capacity (ft³)

8.0

4.6

8.8

11.0

Hit on the comparison and one will witness a 3.4 cu-ft larger cargo volume for the R8 than the 911 Turbo. But it gets smaller by 3 cu-ft when pitted against the M8 cargo capacity. Except for a 2-passenger lower capacity for the R8 than the rest, there is hardly any major gap in their seating dimensions as such. Moreover, to keep you involved within the space the Audi fits in a 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit along with a 5-speaker Audi Sound System. 

The list goes on to add the MMI Navigation Plus and Audi Connect Care as well in its interior tech-ends that make your life easy when cupping on the inside. On top of that, one gets to choose from the optional assets such as the Bang & Olufsen Sound System of the Premium Package ($5,900). This same 13-speaker Bang & Olufsen Sound System is available at $1,900 exclusively for the higher Performance V10 Quattro configuration. 

  • Nappa leatherette heated seats
  • 18-way power adjustability
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • 5-speaker Audi Sound System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • MMI Navigation Plus
Exterior
9.0/10

The 2022 Audi R8 seems in line with what it holds within and that exterior radiance goes to another level as it clads itself with more than 9 colors. The palette has Florette Silver Metallic($595), Ibis White, Vegas Yellow, Ascari Blue Metallic, Kemora Gray Metallic, and many more as per trim specific. And, the front sculpts an updated air intake along with larger air vents in the back just above that Titanium finish rear diffuser.

The Audi R8 2022 has the 20-inch Anthracite and 20-inch Titanium wheels to breeze past rivals. However, when it comes to specifics, the front and rear fixed spoiler have been reserved for the V10 Performance Quattro edition only. The narration stays the same with the Audi laser light Laser Headlights too but it can be availed of for the V10 Performance RWD with extra investment if wished. If that is not enough, you can opt for the Carbon Exterior Package($5,600) as well. 

Models

2022 Audi R8

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 BMW M8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,594 3,635

3,933

4,480

Length (in.)

174.4

178.5

185.4

200.9

Width (in.)

76.4

74.9

74.6

76.5

Height (in.)

48.7

51.3

53.9

55.9

Ground clearance (in.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

5.1

Wheelbase (in.)

104.3

96.5

109.4

119.2

As per dimensions and weights, the R8 weighs nearly 900 lbs lower than the M8 and 400 lbs lighter than the Nissan GT-R. In addition, it has a 15 inches smaller wheelbase too than the M8 but 8 inches longer than the 911 Turbo. Apart from that, one can't pinpoint a substantial difference among them. Also, they all have got superior algorithms to undo these dimensional offsets in their respective dynamics and handling. Some of the notable exterior features have been mentioned:

  • Huge trapezoidal front grille with side vents
  • Blacked out exhaust tips
  • Dual exhaust outlets
  • LED automatic headlights with LED DRLs
  • Carbon-fiber rear spoiler
  • Large air intakes on the front and rear 
  • Rear Diffuser
Safety
7.5/10

The 2022 Audi R8 has no safety rating tagged to its stature as its hefty price tag refrains it from NHTSA and IIHS crash tests. However, the Audi Space Frame of the R8 2022 is simply one high-impact resilient chassis that beholds its soul. Also, it has a decent safety suite on offer among which a few have been mentioned below:

  • Parking System Plus
  • Automatic headlights
  • Stability and Traction control
  • Rearview camera
  • Cruise Control
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Audi R8 vs 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo and the 2022 Audi R8 have got both pace and class in their realms. We can call it even in their powertrain prowess where both excel in style. Even the styling statement and build quality for each of the model is simply an engineering art and the interior tech-ends are at par. So, one can choose anyone between the two. 

2022 Audi R8 vs 2022 Nissan GT-R

The 2022 Audi R8 thrills you with its speed just like the Nissan GT-R. Both have got plenty of exhaust fun at the wheels too while being isolated on the inside. The comfort index for each is impressive considering the powerhouse on which they sit. Hence, it is literally equal for any enthusiast to go and have a choice between the two. 

2022 Audi R8 vs. 2022 BMW M8

The Audi R8 2022 and the 2022 BMW M8 are some of the coupes that feature the finest touches inside the cabin with modern technology for control settings and entertainment. The available options and packages are also way too good to be overlooked. Their build stance and handling command can't be compared against each other as well, simply for their uniqueness. 

 

Final Verdict
8.0/10

The 2022 Audi R8 will be a compelling choice, especially with the enhanced RWD model with more power. The newly available sport exhaust and dynamic packages improve the base model significantly, bringing a lot of features reserved for the AWD model down the food chain. Overall, there is tough competition from the rivals, but the Audi R8 is still a good option in this segment. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$114700

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

318 cu in

horse power

562 hp @ 4475 RPM

torque

406 lb-ft @ 6300 RPM

transmission

7-speed dual-clutch S Tronic automatic transmission

dimensions
length

174.4 in

wheelbase

104.3 in

width

76.4 in

curb weight

3594 lbs

Height

48.7 in

capacity
cargo volume

8 cu ft

passenger capacity

2 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

14/17/23 mpg

highway range

504 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 Years / 50,000 Miles


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