Preparing the traditional update for a new year, Audi promises, in what will be its ‘Model Year 2023’ (MY2023), not to leave anything or anyone out. Ensuring, therefore, news in all models!
An update that will not only include aesthetic aspects, but also equipment and technology, Audi promises to start this restyling, right from the start, with what is, today, its entry-level range, the A3/S3. Which, despite having introduced a new generation just a year ago, will now feature, in all trim levels, Full LED optics and armrests with external stitching, in addition to the possibility of integrating Adaptive Cruise Control.
According to the Carscoops website, only and only for the S3, the integration of the wireless charging system, as part of the Convenience package.
The Audi A3 will gain, among other benefits, with the introduction of the MY2023 update, Full LED optics in all versions
Moving on to the Audi TT, whose future seems to remain uncertain, the MY2023 will bring you, in the case of both the Coupé and the Cabriolet, a new set of 18-inch rims with a ‘5-Y’ design. This, while the TTS will remain untouched.
Speaking of the A4, S4, A5 and S5, the promise of a much larger package of novelties, with emphasis on, and in the case of the A4 40/A4 50, the integration, as part of the standard equipment, of LED optics. While the S4 will also get slightly larger 19-inch rims (they were 18″), and both the A4 and A5 will be able to integrate the Black Optic Plus package, synonymous with black side skirts, a rear spoiler on the same color and brand logos also in black.
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Moving up the range once again, the A6 can now integrate a wider range of driver assistance systems, including, in the case of the Convenience package, Adaptive Cruise Control. Which, in the case of the A7, also includes the functionality of autonomous maintenance on the carriageway.
The sportier S7, on the other hand, also gets a new decorative package with Sport stitching, and if the owner so desires, it can also receive a dashboard covering in black leather, with red stitching.
Crossovers are not left out
Moving on to the crossovers of the four-ring brand, a renovation very similar to the A3 family, it appears in the Q3 SUV, with this model thus gaining standard LED optics, wireless charging for (some) smartphones at all levels of equipment and new wheels – 18″ on Q3 40, 20″ on Q3 45.
Moving on to the Q5, the integration, as in the SQ5, of Adaptive Cruise Control as standard equipment for 2023, while the top versions also gain a B&O sound system. The Q5 55, on the other hand, now sports OLED rear lights that no other version has.
The 55 engine of the Audi Q5 will now sport a specific OLED rear lighting
Even so, major changes, both in the Q7 and in the Q8, with the first, in the 45 TFSI version (not marketed in Portugal), boasting a revised four-cylinder in order to guarantee a sound more in line with the 265 hp of power that flaunts. The leather-covered dashboard with exterior stitching is now standard across all versions, while Adaptive Cruise Control is added to the Convenience package.
The SQ7, on the other hand, will feature double-leaf windows, for better cabin soundproofing, but only as part of the Executive package, while 22″ rims will be available.
Finally, the Q8 will also be able to enjoy this Executive package, with the certainty that the Matrix LED headlamps will always be original, including the animation that marks the start of the lighting. This, while on the RS Q8, there will be new upholstery in Fine Nappa leather, as well as electrically operated sun blinds, and customers can also include the remote parking assistance system, by purchasing the aforementioned Executive package. .
Electric range was also not forgotten
Finally, the 100% electric range, whose e-tron and e-tron Sportback models now feature a black roof lining, while the Prestige-finished units also sport 22″ rims, orange brake and, in the case of the Sportback, digital optics with Matrix design.
The Audi e-tron GT is, from the electric range, the one that receives the most changes for 2023
However, within this zero-emissions family, it is the e-tron GT that receives the biggest changes for 2023, namely, by exchanging the gray Hekla front grille for a new one, in the body color. This, while in the cabin, it will be possible to find novelties such as a Bang & Olufsen sound system and an integrated toll payment system.
Customers who previously opted for the RS e-tron GT also receive matte atlas carbon inlays, as well as the possibility of adding a braking system with ceramic discs.
Unfortunately and despite already announced, dates, or even the way, how this renewed Audi range will reach, for example, markets like Portugal are still unknown. Although and everything leads you to believe, it should not, at least, take too long…