2012 Audi A8  -  $79,625


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $79,625
Base Invoice: $74,112
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 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
8.9

EPA Classification
Large

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
428.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
666.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.2L/254

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500

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)
3.20

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
12.7 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
115.1 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
38.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.8 in

Wheelbase
117.8 in

Length, Overall
202.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.7 in

Height, Overall
57.5 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
4409 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
5-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/45R19

Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
19 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

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.0 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

4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine

8-speed automatic transmission

Front/rear hypoid gear electronic differential locks (EDL)

Torsen torque sensing center differential

quattro permanent all-wheel drive

110-amp/hr battery

140-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

Servotronic speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr vented front/rear disc brakes

Electromechanical parking brake -inc: auto release

Audi pre sense basic crash preparation

Dual exhaust tailpipes w/chrome tips

19" 10-Y-spoke alloy wheels

255/45R19 all-season tires

Compact spare tire w/alloy wheel

Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof

Body-color bumpers

Body-color moldings

Aluminum exterior trim -inc: beltline, window

Auto on/off headlights -inc: rain/light sensors, range adjustment, washers

Adaptive xenon plus headlights w/cornering lights & 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, memory

Tinted 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

Bluetooth phone preparation

Valetta leather seating surfaces

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

Heated front seats

Front/rear comfort headrests

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

Front/rear floor mats

Aluminum door sills

Pwr tilt/telescopic 3-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel w/memory, audio controls & shift paddles

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, 40GB hard disc drive storage

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

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

Keyless start

Remote trunk/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

Dual-zone auto air conditioning

Rear window defogger w/timer

Rear seat heat ducts

Cooled glove box

Leatherette on upper dashboard

Wood upper inlays

Brushed aluminum silver lower trim

Rear center folding armrest w/cupholders

Front/rear door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Rear pwr sunshade

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

(4) assist handles w/slow retraction feature

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

Front seatback map pockets

Front passenger cargo net located on center console

Rear center console w/storage

(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

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

 
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

 
BALAO BROWN, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$3,000

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$2,900

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,000

 
SPORT PKG
$5,900

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$800

 
AUDI DESIGN SELECTION PKG
$4,000

 
20" 10-PARALLEL-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$1,200

 
PWR TILT/SLIDE SOLAR SUNROOF
$790

 
LED HEADLIGHTS W/LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$1,600

 
DUAL-PANE ACOUSTIC BREAK-RESISTANT SECURITY GLASS
$600

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

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT
$3,000

 
DVD CHANGER
$670

 
4-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$950

 
ASSAM GRAY VAVONA WOOD UPPER INLAYS
$0

 
WALNUT BROWN WOOD UPPER INLAYS
$0

 
ALCANTARA HEADLINER
$1,500

 
BLACK ALCANTARA HEADLINER
$1,500

 
LEATHER PACKAGE
$750

 
FULL LEATHER PKG W/BLACK ALCANTARA HEADLINER
$7,100

 
FULL LEATHER PKG W/ALCANTARA HEADLINER
$7,100

 
REAR PWR SUNSHADE W/REAR SIDE PWR SUNSHADES
$750

 
NIGHT VISION ASSISTANT
$2,300

 
AUDI GUARD WHEEL LOCK KIT
$80

 
AUDI GUARD ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$180

 
AUDI GUARD TEXTILE FLOOR MATS
$180


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