Starting at | Starting at 18 MPG City - 28 MPG Highway
The long-wheelbase version of the A8, the A8L, is now slightly longer than the BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS or Mercedes-Benz S-Class, bringing an exceptionally roomy interior. The A8 still manages to feel more nimble and responsive than would ever be expected for such a large vehicle. A number of other tech features, such as the industry-first full LED headlamps and the next-generation touchpad MMI interface inside, are market standouts.
Following a complete redesign in 2011, Audi's flagship A8 large luxury sedan returns for 2012 mostly unchanged. A new 4.0L V8 engine replaces last year's 4.2L V8, with a single turbocharger making 400 hp, while the 6.3L V12 engine gets a boost of power as well--up to 500 hp over last year's 450.
A direct-injected 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine making 400 horsepower is standard on A8 and S8L models. The A8L W12 FSI gets a direct-injected, 500-hp, 6.3L W12 engine. All A8 models come with quattro all-wheel drive, which is calibrated to feel sporty and enhance cornering confidence yet also take on slippery road conditions. The system can send 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels, or to whichever wheels have the best traction. Both models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Braking & Traction
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Std|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Side Air Bag||Std|
|Side Head Air Bag||Std|
|Rear Body Side Air Bag||Std|
|Rear Head side Air Bag||Std|
|Child Safety Locks||Std|
|Daytime Running Lights||Opt|
|Electrochromic Rearview Mirror||Std|
|Variable Inter. Wipers||Std|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Std|
|Rear Parking Aid||Opt|
Audi Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
|A factory-backed limited warranty with coverage up to six years or 100,000 total vehicle miles from the origianl vehicle in-service date, whichever occurs first.¹
¹See dealer for details
|Age/Mileage Eligibility||5 years or newer/less than 6,000 miles|
|Lease Term Certified||No|
|Point Inspection||300+ Point Inspection and Certification Process
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