2012 Audi A8 L  -  $135,675


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $135,675
Base Invoice: $126,332
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $1,300
Trim: 4dr Sdn W12
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 14 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: 4dr Sdn W12
Transmission: 8-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission
Engine: 6.3L DOHC FSI 48-valve W12 engine

Pros

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


Model Highlights

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.

The A8 is a very large sedan, but it handles like a smaller, more nimble sport sedan, thanks to its air suspension system, which features three modes: Comfort, Dynamic and Automatic. Dynamic not only firms up the suspension and steering feel but also makes the accelerator pedal a little more responsive. The new A8 is built on a version of the aluminum Audi Space Frame, which helps keep weight down yet enhances rigidity, for a smooth more refined ride and crisper handling response.

A8L models are about five inches longer than the standard-wheelbase A8, with most of that length going to backseat legroom. The A8's very spacious and luxurious cabin includes supple leather upholstery with trims and inlays that include wood veneers, aluminum and padded leather. The instrument panel design has an especially wide, flat center console and the shift lever has been modeled after the throttle control on yachts. On the outside, the A8 includes a full LED lamp system, including high and low headlight beams, parking lamps and cornering lamps.

Top driver-assistance technology options include adaptive cruise control (with a stop-and-go function), night vision assistant with pedestrian detection, Audi lane assist and Audi side assist. There's also a new Audi braking guard system, which warns the driver of obstacles or hazards ahead and will sound a warning and prime the brakes. Automatic emergency braking will even deliver strong braking when it's determined that a collision is unavoidable to help lessen its severity. Audi Pre Sense also helps reduce the severity of a crash by readying vehicle safety systems, adjusting seats to an ideal position, closing the sunroof and windows and stiffening the suspension.

Also included in the A8 is a Bang & Olufsen sound system, making 1400 watts and, as Audi puts it, "a theater-like sound experience." The navigation system also draws input from Google Maps and has an improved look.

To help manage all the onboard technology, Audi has installed a next-generation version of its Multi-Media Interface (MMI). A new MMI Touch function allows the drier to "write" out letters on a touchpad for entering navigation destinations, enter numbers for radio functions, flip through music in the MP3 library, or use it as a pointer for map functions.


Value Writeup

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.


Model News

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6

EPA Classification
Large Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
499.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas W12

Displacement
6.3L/384

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
500 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
463 @ 4750

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190

Total Cooling System Capacity
12.7 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
121.9 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Second Head Room
39.1 in

Second Leg Room
42.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.8 in

Wheelbase
122.9 in

Length, Overall
207.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.7 in

Height, Overall
57.9 in

Track Width, Front
64.7 in

Track Width, Rear
64.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4773 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
5-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link

Front Tire Size
P265/40R20

Rear Tire Size
P265/40R20

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
20 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.8 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
5,000

6.3L DOHC FSI 48-valve W12 engine

8-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission

Front/rear hypoid gear electronic differential locks (EDL)

Torsen torque sensing center differential

quattro permanent all-wheel drive

110-amp/hr battery

190-amp alternator

Audi space frame (ASF) -inc: aluminum frame & body structure

Adaptive air suspension

5-link front suspension w/upper & lower control arms

Trapezoidal-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Audi drive select -inc: comfort, auto, dynamic, & individual modes

Dynamic speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr vented front/rear disc brakes

Electromechanical parking brake -inc: auto release

Integrated twin-trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes w/chrome tips

20" 10-parallel-spoke alloy wheels

265/40R20 summer performance tires

Compact spare tire w/alloy wheel

Pwr tilt 2-panel panorama sunroof w/pwr sunshade & wind deflector

Body-color bumpers

Body-color moldings

Aluminum exterior trim -inc: beltline, window

Front grille w/enhanced chrome bars

Auto on/off headlights

LED headlights w/LED daytime running lights

LED tail lights

LED puddle lighting

Rear fog light

Exterior door handle LED lighting

Dual body-color auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: chrome accents, memory

Tinted glass

Dual-pane acoustic break-resistant security glass

Rain-sensing variable speed intermittent front windshield wipers

Body-color door handles w/aluminum accents

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/MP3 changer w/HD Radio, radio data system (RDS)

Bose surround sound system w/(14) speakers, AudioPilot, 630-watts

In-dash DVD player

Audi music interface w/iPod cable

20GB Jukebox hard disc drive storage

SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: (3) month trial subscription

SiriusXM traffic -inc: (3) month trial subscription

Rear seat entertainment -inc: dual 10" screens, single-DVD, 60GB hard disc drive storage, additional MMI controls in rear center armrest, (2) wireless headphones, Audi music interface, (2) SD card slots

Bluetooth phone preparation

Valcona leather seating surfaces

22-way pwr driver & front passenger multicontour pneumatic bucket seats -inc: driver & front passenger pwr lumbar, driver & front passenger seat memory, driver & front passenger seat ventilation & massage

Heated front/rear seats -inc: pwr lumbar, ventilation & massage functions, front passenger control from rear seats, rear seat pass-through w/ski bag

Rear bench seats

4-seat configuration -inc: fixed rear center console

Front/rear comfort headrests

Full length center console -inc: adjustable rear air vents, rear seat heat controls, rear pwr outlet, dual cup holders, dual folding/height adjustable armrests w/storage, MMI controls

Front/rear floor mats

Aluminum door sills

Pwr tilt/telescopic 4-spoke multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel w/memory, audio controls & shift paddles

Heated steering wheel

Driver info display -inc: trip computer, automatic check system, outside temp

Audi Multi-Media Interface (MMI) navigation plus -inc: 8" touch screen color display, handwriting recognition, Google Earth, real time traffic, voice control, 60GB hard disc drive storage

Pwr soft-closing doors

Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down & pinch protection

Pwr central locking system w/keyless entry, safety unlock feature if airbags deploy

Advanced key w/keyless start, stop & entry

Pwr trunk open/close

Remote fuel tank release

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Audi Connect wireless internet connectivity -inc: (6) month trial subscription

4-zone automatic climate control -inc: rear booster & rear center console controls

Rear window defogger w/timer

Rear seat heat ducts

Cooled glove box

Leatherette on upper dashboard

Piano black lacquer wood upper inlays

Brushed aluminum silver lower inlays

Rear center folding armrest w/cupholders

Front seatback map pockets

Front/rear door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Alcantara headliner

Rear pwr sunshade w/rear side pwr sunshades

Driver & front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors -inc: normal & magnified mirrors

(4) assist handles w/slow retraction feature

Front seatback map pockets

Front passenger cargo net located on center console

Interior lighting -inc: front/rear reading lights, courtesy delay, fade-in/fade-out, automatic-on when key is removed, trunk, lighter, ashtray, front/rear footwells, storage compartments, door sills

Customizable ambient LED lighting

Leather-wrapped shift knob/hand brake lever

(4) tie-down eyelets in trunk

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD) & brake assist

Traction control (ASR)

Electronic stability control (ESC)

LED daytime running lamps

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/front passenger occupant detection

Driver & front passenger Sideguard head curtain airbags

Driver & front passenger knee airbags

Front & rear outboard thorax side airbags

Audi pre sense basic crash preparation

Front/rear parking sensors

Front (3) point safety belts w/automatic pre-tensioning/force limiters & height adjust

Rear (3) point safety belts W/force limiters for outboard passenger seating positions

Safety unlock feature *Unlocks doors & turns on interior lights if airbag deploys*

Rear child safety door locks

Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Emergency trunk release

Passive tire pressure monitor

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
IBIS WHITE
$0

 
EMERALD BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
GLACIER WHITE METALLIC
$0

 
HAVANNA BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
OOLONG GREY METALLIC
$0

 
QUARTZ GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE PEARL
$0

 
PHANTOM BLACK PEARL
$0

 
SAVANA BEIGE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
NOUGAT BROWN, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
TITANIUM GREY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
VELVET BEIGE, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SILK BEIGE, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BALAO BROWN, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$3,000

 
EXECUTIVE REAR SEAT PKG
$3,200

 
AUDI DESIGN SELECTION PKG
$4,000

 
QUATTRO SPORT DIFFERENTIAL
$1,300

 
19" 15-SPOKE W12 EXCLUSIVE ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
PWR TILT/SLIDE SOLAR SUNROOF
$790

 
BANG & OLUFSEN ADVANCED SOUND SYSTEM W/(19) SPEAKERS, 1400-WATTS
$6,300

 
5-SEAT CONFIGURATION
$0

 
FULL LEATHER PKG
$4,900

 
ASSAM GRAY VAVONA WOOD UPPER INLAYS
$0

 
WALNUT BROWN WOOD UPPER INLAYS
$0

 
PEARL BEIGE BIRCH WOOD UPPER INLAYS
$0

 
ASH VELVET BROWN WOOD UPPER INLAYS
$0

 
BLACK ALCANTARA HEADLINER
$0

 
NIGHT VISION ASSISTANT
$2,300

 
AUDI GUARD ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS & TRUNK LINER
$180


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