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2012 Audi A8 Sedan

Price Range: $78,750 - $133,500 | 14 MPG City - 21 MPG Highway

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2012 Audi A8 Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Audi A8 Sedan

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.

What's new for 2012?

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.

Model Strengths

  • Strong acceleration and nimble, responsive handling
  • fuel efficiency
  • backseat room in A8L
  • excellent MMI interface
  • extensive driver-safety and accident-avoidance features

Model Review

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.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

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

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Std
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Audi A8 Sedan

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Engine

Engine Type 6.3L Gas W12
Horsepower 500 @ 6200 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 463 @ 4750 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 23.8 gal
Fuel Economy 14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 499.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels AWD
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 20 x - TBD - in.
Tires P265/40R20
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 37.2 in. / 41.4 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.1 in. / 42.9 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 13.2 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 122.9 in.
Curb Weight 4773 lb.
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2012 Audi A8 Sedan

4dr Sdn W12

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Air Suspension Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Moonroof Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Mirror Position Memory Standard
Navigation System Standard
Parking assist Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Seat Position Memory Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard
Entertainment System Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
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