The Car Coach: The 2012 Audi A8L 4.2L Quattro
The 2012 Audi A8L 4.2L Quattro can fulfill your dreams of luxury, exclusivity, and opulence. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.
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Make/ Model - 2012 Audi A8L 4.2L
MPG - 18 city/ 28 hwy mpg.
Engine - 4.2L V8, 372-horsepower or an optional 6.3L, 500-horsepower, 12-cylinder W12 engine.
Transmissions: 8-spd automatic with tip-tronic and sport mode.
Price - $107,575 as tested
Warranty: 4 year / 50,000 miles
Besides the long list of standard and high-end safety features, the A8L package includes:
•1st row regular express open /close sliding and tilting glass sunroof with power sunshade 2nd row sunroof
•Dual zone automatic climate controls with rear separate climate controls
•ABS and driveline traction control
•Driver and passenger heated and cooled front seats
•Entertainment system with DVD
•Voice activated navigation
•Rear fog/driving lights
•19" silver aluminum wheels
•Keyless entry and push start
The 2012 Audi A8L 4.2L carries the cutting-edge technology flag for Audi. This, along with its understated styling and all aluminum frame, makes the Audi A8L 4.2L a unique choice in the full-size luxury sedan market. The distinctive front-end makes the A8 stand out in the crowd.
The new Audi A8L offers optional tech features including a Bang & Olufsen sound system, solar-panel sunroof, dual-pane security glass, night vision, full LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot, collision and lane assistance.
•BMW 750Li xDrive
•Porsche Panamera Turbo 4
•Jaguar XJL Supersport
•Luxurious, detailed and attractive interior
•Cutting-edge technology features
• Excellent driving dynamics
•Massaging heated and cooled front seats
•A bit pricey
•No heated steering wheel
The new 2012 Audi A8L 4.2L Quattro is beautifully designed with the highest quality materials for a contemporary look. It is a luxurious driving machine with excellent handling, standard all-wheel drive and an opulent, tech-heavy interior. It was a true joy to drive.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.