2011 audi a8

The paint is still drying on the 2011 Audi A8, but the Four-Ring automaker is already ready to roll out its 2012 lineup. A8 fans can now say hello a familiar variant of the flagship sedan which was missing upon launch of the launch of its redesign. The 2012 Audi A8 L will now be offered with a W12 engine under its hood and a $133,500 starting price on the window sticker. For that, you get a dozen cylinders giving 500 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque – enough to launch Audi's Big Daddy to 60 mph in a scant 4.4 seconds.

Any other items of note for the 2012 model year? Yes, we're glad you asked.

The sporty 2012 Audi TT-RS can be yours if you have $56,850 to spare. The redesigned 2012 A6 sedan starts at $41,700 for the front-wheel-drive 2.0T and $49,900 for the 3.0T with Quattro all-wheel-drive. Finally, the Audi R8 GT, if you haven't already heard, will run you $196,800. Still no word on when the Spyder derivative will arrive to add a $200,000 car to Audi's lineup.

*Prices do not include taxes or destination and handling.
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2012 Model Year Overview

All-new Audi A7

Model overview

The all-new Audi A7 is a design icon for Audi midsized and large vehicle segments. The
A7 combines prestige, sportiness and functionality in a five-door coupe with four seats
and a wide-opening tailgate. In addition to the emotional design, the A7 has a premium
interior, the latest generation of driver assistance systems, the latest generation Audi
MMI® system, including MMI touch and class-leading Google powered functionality.

The Audi A7 drivetrain is a 3.0 liter, V6 supercharged engine, with 310 hp, which is
mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, and standard quattro® all-
wheel-drive, making the A7 as thrilling to drive as it is to look at. While the Audi A7 is a
compelling product, it also is a compelling value with standard equipment highlights such
as quattro all-wheel-drive, 18-inch wheels with all-season tires, leather interior, Audi
drive select, Bluetooth®, SiriusXM™ satellite radio and xenon plus headlights. The
available equipment such as the Audi pre sense plus system, Audi connect, Bang &
Olufsen® Advanced Sound System, and full LED headlights places the A7 at the head of
the class when it comes to innovation and design.

Product highlights
Design:
• Five-door coupe styling, four-seat configuration with power tailgate
• Aluminum-hybrid lightweight construction

Engine/Drivetrain:
• 3.0 TFSI
® supercharged V6 engine (310 hp, 325 lb-ft) with eight-speed automatic
Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive

Package options:
• Premium Plus includes: 19-inch 10-spoke wheels with all-season tires, Audi MMI
navigation plus with MMI touch and Google Earth navigation, Audi connect with six-
month complimentary data trial period
• Prestige includes Premium Plus items and S line® exterior (bumpers, grille), BOSE®
surround sound system, advanced key, 4-zone climate control, ventilated front seats,
adaptive headlights and cornering lights, power adjustable steering column, and
ambient lighting plus
• Optional Equipment Highlights: Innovation Package, 19- and 20-inch Sport
Packages, Driver Assistance Package, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System

Premium
Model Premium Plus Prestige
A7 3.0T quattro (Tiptronic) $59,250 $62,870 $65,580
new

New Audi A6

Model overview
Once again, Audi sets the standard with the introduction of the new A6. The successor
to the world's most successful executive sedan features groundbreaking solutions in
every area of technology. Through the use of aluminum hybrid lightweight technology,
the new Audi A6 is lighter than its predecessor and boasts technology that is relevant to
today's progressive business people and families alike.

Model year changes
Design:
• Optional full LED headlights
• S line exterior for Prestige models
• Leather seating surfaces with options including climate and comfort seats
• Hybrid construction of aluminum and steel; aluminum body panels with a steel frame
• Aluminum suspension to reduce unsprung weight and help improve ride and
handling
• Overall weight reduced by 78 lb vs. MY11 A6 3.0T

Engine/Drivetrain:
• 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 engine (310 hp, 325 lb-ft) with eight-speed automatic
Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive
• 2.0 TFSI turbocharged, four-cylinder engine (211 hp, 258 lb-ft) with multitronic®
automatic transmission and front-wheel drive
• Audi drive select, the innovative Audi thermal management and energy recuperation
systems standard

Package options:
• SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Audi music interface and Bluetooth standard / HD Radio™
optional
• Innovation Package with the latest generation driver assistance systems including
head-up display, night vision assistant, adaptive cruise control and Audi pre sense
plus
• Multimedia interface: next-generation Audi MMI and MMI touch recognizes
handwriting
• Audi connect with Google Earth and Wi-Fi hotspot capability

• Sport Packages with the choice of all-season or performance tires
• Sound Systems: in addition to the standard premium Audi sound system:
o BOSE Surround Sound: 14 speakers, 630 watts (optional)
o Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System: 15 speakers, 1,300 watts
(optional)

Premium
Model Premium Plus Prestige
A6 2.0T FWD sedan (multitronic) $41,700 $45,920 -
A6 3.0T quattro sedan (Tiptronic) $49,900 $54,120 $56,780

New limited-edition Audi R8 GT
Model overview
The Audi R8 GT is an exceptionally performing sports car representing the engineering
attention to detail for which Audi is known. It joins the R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupe and
Spyder models as the pinnacle of Audi performance. Production is limited to 333 units
worldwide with only 90 vehicles destined for the U.S., making the Audi R8 GT an
attractive performance machine for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

The exceptional performance characteristics of the Audi R8 GT are the result of a
combination of advanced, lightweight materials, improved down force and increased
power. Audi has taken its 5.2-liter V10 and boosted output to 560 hp, generating 398 lb-
ft of torque and propelling the vehicle from 0-60 mph in an exhilarating 3.6 seconds, with
a top track speed of 198.84 mph, and red lining at 8,700 rpm. The combination of quattro
permanent all-wheel drive and the performance tuned suspension ensure that the power
of the R8 GT is translated to the road, while the R tronic® sequential gearbox with paddle
shifters provides responsive gear changes.

Model year changes (R8 GT available with V10 5.2 FSI coupe only)

Design:
• 2012 R8 GT: limited colors available; weight optimization through extensive use of
carbon fiber; fixed wing rear spoiler, front flics, bumpers, side mirrors
• Individually numbered gear shifter

Engine/Drivetrain:
• 5.2L V10 560 hp, 398 lb-ft (R8 GT)

Model Retail Price
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) coupe (manual) $114,200
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) coupe (R tronic) $123,300
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) coupe (manual) $149,000
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) coupe (R tronic) $158,100
R8 5.2 GT quattro (V10) coupe (R tronic) $196,800

R8 4.2 quattro (V8) Spyder (manual) $127,700
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) Spyder (R tronic) $136,800
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) Spyder (manual) $162,700
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) Spyder (R tronic) $171,800
new

New Audi A8 L W12 and A8 model line

Model overview
The new A8 continues to lead the Audi shift into the midsized-to-large luxury vehicle
segments in Model Year 2012 with a new flagship model, enhanced interior options, and
standard Audi connect online car services.

The all-new Audi A8 L W12 sets new standards of performance, luxury and efficiency at
the top of the automobile market. The new 6.3-liter 12-cylinder engine produces 500
horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. This engine, mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic
transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive produces sports-car levels of performance, with
a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. The Audi A8 L W12 also contains the highest level of
luxury available in the luxury segment, with standard items such as: 22-way comfort
seats in Valcona leather seating surfaces with ventilation and massage functions for all
four seats, Alcantara® headliner, 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, panorama sunroof,
rear seat entertainment and Audi connect with Google Earth.

2012 A8 model line changes
Design:
• Audi design selection interior package (Balao Brown) now available on all A8 models
(optional)
• New full leather packages available on all Audi A8 models

Offer Structure:
• Audi connect with Google Earth and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
• Addition of power door closers to normal wheel base convenience package

Model Retail Price
A8 4.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $78,750
A8 L 4.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $84,700
A8 L W12 quattro (Tiptronic) $133,500 new

The all-new Audi TT RS
Model overview
Signifying a return of the RS nameplate to the U.S. and new to the TT model lineup for
2012 is the high-performance 2012 Audi TT RS. The Audi TT RS is fitted with the award-
winning "International Engine of the Year 2011" turbocharged 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder
engine, which generates 360hp (between 5,400-6,500 rpm) and impressively powerful
343 lb-ft of torque (between 1,600-5,300 rpm). The 2.5T engine is paired with a six-
speed manual transmission and quattro all-wheel drive that achieve a 0-60 mph time of
4.1 seconds. The lightweight body featuring ASF® aluminum construction produces a low
drag coefficient of 0.32.

Model year changes
Design:
• New: TT RS (coupe model only)

Engine/Drivetrain:
• New: 2.5T, 360 hp (TT RS)
• New: 6-speed manual (TT RS)

Premium
Model Premium Plus Prestige
TT 2.0T quattro coupe (S tronic®) - $38,300 $44,400
TT 2.0T quattro Roadster (S tronic) - $41,300 $47,400
TTS 2.0T quattro coupe (S tronic) - $47,000 $50,300
TTS 2.0T quattro Roadster (S tronic) - $50,000 $53,300
TT RS 2.5T quattro coupe (manual) - $56,850 - new

The 2012 Audi A3 model line
Overview
Available with either the award-winning 2.0 TDI
® clean diesel engine or the advanced
2.0-liter TFSI gas engine, and paired with the sporty S tronic dual-clutch transmission,
the MY12 Audi A3 is proof that great things come in small packages. The 2.0T also is
available with the advanced technology of quattro all-wheel drive.

Model year changes
No changes

Premium
Model Premium Plus Prestige
A3 2.0T FWD (manual) $27,270 $29,270 -
A3 2.0T FWD (S tronic) $28,750 $30,750 -
A3 2.0T quattro (S tronic) $30,850 $32,850 -
A3 2.0 TDI clean diesel FWD (S tronic) $30,250 $32,250 -

The 2012 Audi A4 model line
Overview
For the fourth consecutive year, the "Auto Motor und Sport" award in the "Midsize Class"
went to the Audi A4. Featuring the 2.0T engine, which has been named one of Ward's
10 Best Engines five years in a row, the Audi A4 offers six-cylinder performance with the
efficiency of a four-cylinder, it's easy to see why the biggest, fastest and most fuel-
efficient vehicle in the sport sedan category is sure to continue a long legacy of class-
leading success.

Model year changes
Design:
• Optional Style Package (A4 Premium): Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED
daytime running lights and tail lamps, anodized aluminum window surrounds, and
polished exhaust finishers on the sedan
• Standard S line exterior package (A4 Premium Plus and A4 Prestige)
• Standard Audi exclusive 18-inch 10-spoke wheels (A4 Premium Plus and A4
Prestige)

Engine/Drivetrain:
• No changes

Package options:
• Audi A4 Premium models now include 17-inch 10-spoke wheels with 245/45 all-
season tires, automatic headlamps and rain-sensing windshield wipers
• Optional Convenience Package on A4 Premium bundles Bluetooth, HomeLink®, and
Audi music interface w/ iPod® cable
• Audi A4 Premium Plus now includes S line exterior package, 18-inch Audi exclusive
10-spoke wheels with 245/40 all-season tires, and driver memory, while the Audi A4
Avant Premium Plus also adds a power tailgate
• Building upon A4 Premium Plus, the Audi A4 Prestige model now includes Audi
adaptive front lighting and side assist lane change assistant
• Audi advanced key now is a stand-alone option on A4 Premium Plus
• Navigation available as stand-alone option

Model Premium Plus Prestige
A4 2.0T FWD sedan (multitronic) $32,500 $36,800 $42,000
A4 2.0T quattro sedan (manual) $33,300 $37,600 $42,800
A4 2.0T quattro sedan (Tiptronic) $34,600 $38,900 $44,100
A4 2.0T quattro Avant (Tiptronic) $36,400 $41,000 $46,300
S4 (3.0T) quattro sedan (manual) - $47,300 $54,000
S4 (3.0T) quattro sedan (S tronic) - $48,700 $55,400

The 2012 A5 coupe & cabriolet model line
Model overview
The sales successes of the Audi A5/S5 coupe and cabriolet models continue to be
strong, and incremental product enhancements for Model Year 2012 only will add to
their appeal. Winner of ALG's endorsement as the 2010 Best Luxury Sports Car for the
S5 Cabriolet, the Audi A5/S5 line is poised for even greater success this year.

Model year changes
Design:
• Wheel replacement: 18-inch 15-spoke alloy now standard on A5 Cabriolet, while the
18-inch 10-spoke-V-design wheel is standard throughout A5 coupe models
• S line plus package option on Audi A5 coupe Prestige bundles S line trim with the
exterior elements of the former Titanium Package to create a stunning silhouette

Engine/Drivetrain:
• No changes

Package options:
• Optional Convenience Package on the Audi A5 Premium bundles Bluetooth,
HomeLink, and Audi music interface w/ iPod cable
• Cinnamon Brown Milano leather now is available on A5 Premium models
• Audi A5 Premium Plus models now include driver memory with auto-dimming
exterior mirrors
• Advanced key is a stand-alone option on A5 Premium Plus
• Audi adaptive front lighting and side assist lane change assistant now are part of the
Audi A5 Prestige models
• Navigation available as stand-alone option

Premium
Model Premium Plus Prestige
A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (manual) $37,100 $41,000 $46,300
A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (Tiptronic) $38,300 $42,200 $47,500
S5 4.2 quattro Coupe (manual) - $53,900 $60,200
S5 4.2 quattro Coupe (Tiptronic) - $55,100 $61,400
A5 2.0T FWD Cabriolet (multitronic) $42,600 $46,500 $51,800
A5 2.0T quattro Cabriolet (Tiptronic) $44,700 $48,600 $53,900
S5 3.0T quattro Cabriolet (S tronic) - $59,300 $65,600

The 2012 Audi Q5 model line
Model overview
The Audi Q5 has won many awards, including the Strategic Vision 2010 Total Quality
Index™ award as well as the same top honors given to the Audi A5/S5 and Audi Q7.
The Q5 was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick in 2010,
making it easy to see why the Audi Q5 has seen such tremendous volume growth since
its introduction in early 2009.

Model year changes
Design:
• S line plus package for 3.2 includes 20-inch 5-segment-spoke wheels in titanium
finish, black optics exterior kit including matte black roof rails and window surrounds

Engine/Drivetrain:
• No changes to 2.0T and 3.2 gasoline engine models

Package options:
• Audi advanced key standard on 3.2 Premium Plus and optional on 2.0T Premium
Plus
• Rear door sunshades standard on 3.2 Prestige for added rear seat comfort

Premium
Model Premium Plus Prestige
Q5 2.0T quattro (Tiptronic) $35,600 $39,900 -
Q5 3.2 quattro (Tiptronic) - $43,000 $50,100

The 2012 Audi Q7 model line
Model overview
Redefining the concept of a seven-passenger SUV, the Audi Q7 offers a sophisticated
look and drivability that is unlike anything else in the category as proven by Car and
Driver's "Winner of the Mid-Sized Premium SUV comparison test" in 2011. Its wide,
muscular stance and sweeping, coupe-like roofline signifies its sporty pedigree, while its
7-passenger seating and 6,600-lb towing capacity prove that you do not have to sacrifice
design for versatility.

Model year changes
Design:
• New 19-inch 5-arm-structure-design wheel: standard on TDI clean diesel; optional on
3.0T models
• New S line plus package for Prestige models includes 21-inch 5-segment-spoke
wheels in titanium finish, black optics exterior kit including matte black roof rails and
window surrounds
• Two new white paints are expected by late CY2011: a new metallic white paint and a
new non-metallic white paint (to replace non-metallic Ibis White from MY11)

Engine/Drivetrain:
• Q7 3.0T quattro now with 280 hp (+8 hp vs. MY11 Q7 3.0T)

Package options:
• Audi connect functionality included with Audi MMI navigation plus

Premium
Model Premium Plus Prestige
Q7 3.0T quattro $46,250 $52,550 -
Q7 TDI clean diesel quattro $51,450 $57,750 $63,950
Q7 3.0T S line quattro - - $59,950



Model Year 2012 vehicles – price announcement
Model Premium/Premium Plus/Prestige

A3 2.0T FWD (manual) $27,270/$29,270/-
A3 2.0T FWD (S tronic) $28,750/$30,750/-
A3 2.0T quattro (S tronic) $30,850/$32,850/-
A3 2.0 TDI clean diesel FWD (S tronic) $30,250/$32,250/-

A4 2.0T FWD sedan (multitronic) $32,500/$36,800/$42,000
A4 2.0T quattro sedan (manual) $33,300/$37,600/$42,800
A4 2.0T quattro sedan (Tiptronic) $34,600/$38,900/$44,100
A4 2.0T quattro Avant (Tiptronic) $36,400/$41,000/$46,300
S4 (3.0T) quattro sedan (manual) -/$47,300/$54,000
S4 (3.0T) quattro sedan (S tronic) -/$48,700/$55,400

A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (manual) $37,100/$41,000/$46,300
A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (Tiptronic) $38,300/$42,200/$47,500
S5 4.2 quattro Coupe (manual) -/$53,900/$60,200
S5 4.2 quattro Coupe (Tiptronic) -/$55,100/$61,400
A5 2.0T FWD Cabriolet (multitronic) $42,600/$46,500/$51,800
A5 2.0T quattro Cabriolet (Tiptronic) $44,700/$48,600/$53,900
S5 3.0T quattro Cabriolet (S tronic) -/$59,300/$65,600

Q5 2.0T quattro (Tiptronic) $35,600/$39,900/-
Q5 3.2 quattro (Tiptronic) -/$43,000/$50,100

new A6 2.0T FWD sedan (multitronic) $41,700/$45,920/-
new A6 3.0T quattro sedan (Tiptronic) $49,900/$54,120/$56,780

new A7 3.0T quattro (Tiptronic) $59,250/$62,870/$65,580

Q7 3.0T quattro $46,250/$52,550/-
Q7 TDI clean diesel quattro $51,450/$57,750/$63,950
Q7 3.0T S line quattro -/-/$59,950

TT 2.0T quattro coupe (S tronic) -/$38,300/$44,400
TT 2.0T quattro Roadster (S tronic) -/$41,300/$47,400
TTS 2.0T quattro coupe (S tronic) -/$47,000/$50,300
TTS 2.0T quattro Roadster (S tronic) -/$50,000/$53,300
new TT RS 2.5T quattro coupe (manual) -/$56,850/-

A8 4.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $78,750
A8 L 4.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $84,700
new A8 L W12 quattro (Tiptronic) $133,500

R8 4.2 quattro (V8) coupe (manual) $114,200
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) coupe (R tronic) $123,300
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) coupe (manual) $149,000
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) coupe (R tronic) $158,100
new R8 5.2 GT quattro (V10) coupe (R tronic) $196,800

R8 4.2 quattro (V8) Spyder (manual) $127,700
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) Spyder (R tronic) $136,800
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) Spyder (manual) $162,700
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) Spyder (R tronic) $171,800