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2012 Audi R8 Coupe

Price Range: $114,200 - $196,800 | 11 MPG City - 19 MPG Highway

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2012 Audi R8 Coupe

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Audi R8 Coupe

Audi's R8 coupe and Spyder are exotic cars without the fuss; they have the interior comfort and appointments of a luxury coupe, along with an impressive list of features, yet they're nearly as quick as the Lamborghini Gallardo models with which they're closely related. They're also distinctive and unmistakable in their own right. An advanced all-wheel drive system maximizes handling and performance in all conditions. Considering the Lamborghini heritage and all the practical positives, the Audi looks like quite the deal.

What's new for 2012?

An all-new V10 R8 GT coupe joins the R8 lineup in 2012. Produced in a very limited edition--with just 333 made worldwide and 90 for the U.S.--the R8 GT will start at $196,800 and include boosted engine output, weight reduction through carbon fiber and a performance-tuned suspension. Nearly everything else is optimized to save weight, in this model that will appeal both to high-profile collectors and those with track memberships. Otherwise, the R8 lineup has changed very little; it remains offered in V8- and V10-powered coupe and Spyder models.

Model Strengths

  • Exotic-car looks
  • blistering performance
  • luxury-car appointments
  • exclusivity
  • impressive display of Audi's advanced engineering

Model Review

The two-seat, mid-engine R8 sports car remains offered in Coupe and Spyder body styles, with a choice of 430-horsepower, 4.2L V8 or 525-hp, 5.2L V10 engines. They come paired to either a 6-speed manual or R tronic automated manual transmission. The latter gearbox includes Audi launch control, which helps provide a perfect quick launch from a standing start, and all R8 models include quattro all-wheel drive.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Active Suspension System 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

Road Visibility

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

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Audi R8 Coupe

2dr Cpe Man quattro 4.2L

Engine

Engine Type 4.2L Gas V8
Horsepower 430 @ 7900 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 316 @ 4500-6000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 23.8 gal
Fuel Economy 11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 476 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels AWD

Wheels

Rims 19 x 11.0 in.
Tires P295/30R19

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 2 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 37.7 in. / N/A in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 3.5 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 104.3 in.
Curb Weight 3605 lb.
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2012 Audi R8 Coupe

2dr Cpe Man quattro 4.2L

Comfort

Active Suspension System Standard
Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights 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
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
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Wheel Locks Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Navigation System Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

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

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard