Performance, comfort, luxury abound in the 2012 Audi A8
The Audi A8 is the sportiest luxury sedan in its class. The Audi flagship combines dynamic exterior design and sporty handling with supreme comfort and convenience equipment and luxurious interior design. The Audi A8 boasts a lightweight aluminum body and a powerful, highly efficient engine.
“The new A8 has all of the luxuries that Arizona Audi A8 drivers have come to expect – power, performance, cutting–edge technology, and an overall driving experience that separates itself from its competitors,” said Audi of Tucson General Manager Neb Yonas.
The sporty, elegant and distinctive body of the Audi A8 is aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF), with only the B-pillars made of ultra high-strength steel. Roughly 40 percent lighter than a comparable steel body while also impressing with high rigidity and excellent vibration comfort, it is an exemplary demonstration of Audi ultra-lightweight construction. The optional LED headlights are another high-end solution.
The Audi A8 is available at your Arizona Audi dealer with a 4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine and an 8-speed automatic tiptronic transmission.
The standard eight-speed tiptronic features closely-spaced gears while still featuring a wide spread for reduced fuel consumption. Its control system is purely electronic, operated with an elegant selector level and paddles on the steering wheel. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive has a distinctly sporty and rear-biased character. On request, the sport differential dynamically distributes the forces between the rear wheels.
“Our customers have discovered that the A8 simultaneously offers both luxurious ride comfort and sporty handling,” said Yonas.
The interior of the Audi A8 enchants with light and elegant lines, craftsman-like fit and finish, and extraordinary attention to the smallest of details. Audi offers the rear seat passengers the option of two power-adjustable and heated individual rear seats, which can be paired with the optional continuous center console. The individual seats can also be equipped with optional ventilation and massage functions, and features such as a folding table and a cool box make the passengers’ stay even more enjoyable.
“Voted most connected car of the year, the A8 with Audi connect™ system strikes the right balance between safety, convenience and infotainment,” said Yonas.
The Audi A8 features a high degree of technical intelligence. This is manifested in the optional MMI touch operating and navigation system with touchpad, in its networking with other vehicle systems and in the assistance systems. The radar-based adaptive cruise control with stop and go function works closely together with the Audi presence safety system. Further highlights include Audi side assist, the camera-based speed limit detection, Audi lane assist, the night vision assistant with highlighting of detected pedestrians and the parking system plus with 360° camera.
Audi also offers many attractive infotainment modules. The optional Bluetooth online car phone, an extension of MMI navigation plus, includes an integrated WLAN hotspot and uses UMTS to deliver tailored Internet services for the driver to the car. Great sound is provided by the Bose sound system and the Advanced Sound System from Bang & Olufsen, which boasts 19 speakers.
Visit your Arizona Audi dealer to browse our 2012 Audi A8 inventory or to schedule Audi service.