The new 2012 A8 is a 5-passenger 4-door luxury sedan that is a brilliant combination of comfort and performance. If you are looking out for a stylish car, the do not look beyond A8. It rivals with other vehicles like Jaguar XJ, BMW 7-series, and Mercedes Benz S-Class.
New for 2012
The body specifications of the upcoming 2012 A8 will be similar to 2011 edition, except for some new features added for enhanced efficiency; the body measures 17.29 inches in length. The integrated LED headlamps is perfect for all functions, be it safety or enhancing the looks of the vehicle.
The integration of advanced safety features is one of the most remarkable aspects of this new model; it includes tire pressure monitoring capability and in-trunk emergency release. The W12 engine returns to the lineup for 2012.
Trims and Engine
This 5-passenger sedan comes in three variations- a normal wheelbase 4.2, a long wheelbase 4.2, and a long wheelbase W12.
The 4.2 liter V8 engine with direct injection generates 373 hp, which is routed to all the wheels via an 8-speed auto Tiptronic transmission. The W12 edition gets a direct injection 6.3 liter 12-cylinder engine that is capable of spitting out a heart-pounding 500 hp. The engines are mated to an 8-speed auto transmission with overdrive.
Pros and Cons
This 4th generation A8 sedan gets praises for its well-crafted interior, handling, intuitive MMI interface, and high tech safety features. On the downside, the steering feels wonky and the brake pedal feel is also not very good. It offers a firmer ride with the sport package.
2012 A8 Hybrid
What’s more! Audi will also release a hybrid version of this new luxury sedan that promises to achieve the fuel consumption of 4-cylinder engine with the power of 6-cylinder engine when it goes on sale.
It will be powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TFSI engine that is paired to an electric motor and lithium ion battery pack. Together, this combination of engine and electric motor can deliver a lively performance, reaching the 60 mph mark in 7.7 seconds along with a gas mileage of 36 mpg.
The new Audi A8- 2012 edition is the ultimate luxury sedan with outstanding power, supreme luxury, advanced safety features, and precision driving dynamics, taking technology to new heights.