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2012 Audi A8 Sedan - Overview

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$78,750 – $133,500 MSRP

$73,237 – $124,157 Invoice

14 / 21 MPG City/Hwy

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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- New flagship model with 500-horsepower engine
- Standard Wi-Fi hotspot capability and Google Earth mapping
- New leather interior packages available on all trims

Exterior Features
The 2012 Audi A8 is an all-wheel-drive, full-size luxury sedan offered in three trim levels, including standard- and long-wheelbase (L) versions and top-of-the-line A8 L W12. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard equipment on all but the W12 model, which is fitted with 20-inch wheels.

Interior Features
The 2012 Audi A8 seats up to 5 passengers and offers 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space. The base A8 4.2 and A8 4.2 L both feature leather seats, heated power front seats, navigation system, Audi's proprietary Multi Media Interface touch-screen system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Bose sound system. The flagship A8 L W12 comes with upgraded leather upholstery; heated steering wheel; and heated, massaging rear seats. Additionally, the L W12 offers upgraded 4-zone automatic climate control and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Optional Features
Options for the 2012 Audi A8 are grouped into several packages, but can also be added individually.  The Premium package features 22-way power massaging front seats, while the Rear-Seat Comfort package includes power recline and lumbar adjustments and rear vanity mirrors. The Executive Rear-Seating package is only available for L models and includes individual rear seats with upgraded leather, as well as a dual-screen DVD system and a refrigerator. Stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels, night-vision camera, and a premium Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Under the Hood
A8 4.2 models are equipped with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 372 horsepower, while the new A8 L W12 model comes with a larger 6.3-liter W-12 engine rated at 500 horsepower. An 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission is standard on each version.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi A8 are:
- A8 and A8 L with 4.2-liter V-8 engine: 18/28/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- A8 L W12 with 6.3-liter W-12 engine: 14/21/16 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Audi A8 include anti-lock brakes and air bags in front-side, side-curtain, and rear-side positions.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2012 Audi A8.


Available Trims for the 2012 Audi A8 Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
4.2 FSI (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $78,750 372-hp / 4.2L 8-cyl 18/28
L 4.2 FSI (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $84,700 372-hp / 4.2L 8-cyl 18/28
L W12 6.3 FSI (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $133,500 500-hp / 6.3L 12-cyl 14/21

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