2010 Audi A8

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For 2010, the Audi A8 is available only with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine in advance of the launch of a redesigned 2011 model. Other changes for 2010 include standard LED daytime running lights on all models, standard 19-inch wheels on the regular-wheelbase models, and available carbon-fiber trim on the regular-wheelbase models. The long-wheelbase models are now fitted with ventilated, massaging front seats and contrasting stitching on the upholstery.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • The A8L W12 quattro model, with its W-12 engine, has been dropped
  • The S8 5.2 FSI quattro model, with its V-10 engine, has been dropped
  • Espresso Brown, Linen Beige, Light Gray and Impala Beige interior colors discontinued
  • LED daytime running lights have been added to both models
  • 19-inch wheels standard on all regular-wheelbase models
  • Carbon-fiber interior cabin inlays available on regular-wheelbase models
  • Ventilated massage front seats standard on long-wheelbase models
  • Contrasting stitching and piping standard on long-wheelbase models
  • 350-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 engine is standard on all models
  • Fitted with the latest, third-generation Audi MMI infotainment system

This luxury sedan, the Audi A8, is the flagship of Audi's lineup and has been available since 1994. For the 2010 model year, the A8 is offered in two trim levels, both with a V8 engine and adaptive air suspension. The cabin features a slightly revised dashboard that the automaker says is more driver-friendly.

The available trim levels are standard and L (for long wheelbase). The standard trim level includes 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, sunroof, Audi's proprietary Multi Media Interface (MMI) system, navigation, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition and entry, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and 16-way power front seats.

The L trim, with its longer wheelbase, provides 42 inches of rear-seat legroom. In addition, it features 19-inch wheels (with 20-inch wheels optional), enhanced climate control, contrasting stitching and piping on the upholstery, ventilated and massaging front seats, and lumbar adjustment for all passengers. A solar-powered venting sunroof is optional. Also available is upgraded leather trim, an upgraded Bang & Olufsen audiophile system, and a package of technology options that includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind spot warning.

Audi has eliminated the optional 12-cylinder engine on the A8 for 2010. Both the standard and the L trims come with a 350-hp, 4.2-liter V8 engine, as well as a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission that works with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Both the standard and the L trim deliver 16 mpg in the city, 23 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, airbags in front and rear seating positions and full length curtains on the side windows, active front headrests, and full stability and traction control

On introduction, base prices for the 2010 Audi A8 started around $75,000.


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  • Name 4dr Sdn Transmission Automatic MSRP 74550.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
  • Leather 16-way pwr front heated bucket seats -inc: 4-way pwr lumbar adjustment, active pwr comfort head restraints & shoulder angle adjustment, pwr seat depth adjustment, 4-position memory for front seats & head restraints
  • Rear bench seats
  • Full length center console -inc: adjustable rear air vents, rear seat heat controls, rear pwr outlet, dual cupholders, dual folding/height adjustable armrests w/storage, MMI controls
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped 4-spoke pwr tilt/telescopic multifunction steering wheel -inc: automatic tilt-away, 4-position memory, MMI controls (audio, navigation, air suspension, lighting)
  • Backlit instrumentation w/automatic brightness control -inc: electric speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, temp gauge, digital odometer w/service interval indicator
  • Driver info display -inc: trip computer, automatic check system, outside temp display
  • Multi-Media Interface (MMI) -inc: 7" retractable backlit color display, ability to program exterior lights
  • Pwr windows -inc: pinch protection, front/rear 1-touch-up/down, rear window lockout, pwr retention
  • Pwr central locking system -inc: trunk/fuel filler door locks, selective unlocking, convenient window opening, master control located in all doors
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: selective unlock, trunk, panic function, interior lights, alarm, folding key, advanced key
  • Remote trunk/fuel tank release
  • DVD navigation system -inc: 7" color screen display
  • Cruise control
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Remote locking system -inc: remote trunk release, panic feature, interior light/alarm activation, selective unlocking
  • Pwr trunk open/close
  • Immobilizer II anti-theft alarm system
  • Digital clock
  • Diversified body-color antenna in rear window
  • Dual zone automatic climate control -inc: 4-position memory, sun sensor, air-quality sensor, particle filter w/activated charcoal, residual-heat function (heater can function when ignition is off)
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Pwr door closers
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • Genuine wood inlays -inc: instrument panel, center console, door panels
  • Interior aluminum trim -inc: air vents, MMI
  • Alcantara door inserts
  • Rear center folding armrest w/cupholders
  • Front/rear door storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rear pwr sunshade w/manual side rear sunshades
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors -inc: normal & magnified mirrors
  • (4) assist handles w/slow retraction feature
  • Interior lighting -inc: front/rear reading lights, courtesy delay, fade-in/fade-out, automatic-on when key is removed, trunk, lighter & ashtray
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob/hand brake lever
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Luggage net
  • (4) tie-down eyelets in trunk
  • 19" x 8.5" 7-double spoke cast alloy wheels
  • P255/40HR19 all-season tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/alloy wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof -inc: tinted glass, infinitely variable sunshield, pwr actuated wind deflector, automatic pre-select function, pinch protection
  • Body-color moldings
  • Body-color bumpers
  • S8-inspired rear trunklid spoiler
  • Exterior aluminum trim -inc: beltline, window
  • Adaptive cornering bi-xenon high-intensity low/high beam automatic-on/off headlights w/light sensor -inc: automatic self-leveling, high pressure retractable headlight washers, 3rd light activated when vehicle corners
  • Front/rear fog lights
  • Front/rear puddle lights
  • LED lighting under exterior mirrors & door handle
  • Dual body-color auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors -inc: 4-position memory, pwr tilt passenger-side in reverse, (RH) convex
  • Tinted glass
  • 4-position rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heatable washer nozzles
  • Body-color door handles w/aluminum accents
  • Dual polished exhaust tailpipes
  • 4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission -inc: "Tiptronic" gear selector, dynamic shift program, hill detection capability, "sport mode" setting
  • Front/rear hypoid gear Electronic differential locks (EDL)
  • Torsen torque sensing center differential
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive
  • 110-amp/hr battery
  • 190-amp alternator
  • Aluminum alloy frame & body shell construction
  • Adaptive 4-corner air suspension -inc: air spring strut at each wheel, infinitely variable damping, automatic load-leveling
  • Pwr vehicle speed-sensitive Servotronic rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front/rear disc brakes
    • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic rear brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Traction control (ASR)
    • Electronic stability program (ESP) -inc: braking assist
    • Programmable LED daytime running lamps
    • Driver & front passenger dual-stage & dual-threshold next generation airbags w/occupant detection system
    • Front/outboard rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags
    • Sideguard front/outboard rear inflatable curtain airbags
    • Driver & front passenger knee protection airbags
    • Audi advanced parking system w/rearview camera
    • Front 3-point seat belts w/automatic pretensioning, pwr height adjustable upper mounts & belt force limiters
    • Rear 3-point seat belts w/automatic pretensioning & angle adjustment
    • Front passenger & rear seat belts w/Convertible Locking Retractors (ELR & ALR modes)
    • Safety unlock feature unlocks doors & turns on interior lights if airbag deploys
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Rear lower anchorage & upper tether child seat provisions (LATCH)
    • Emergency interior trunk release handle
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/MP3 changer in glovebox -inc: radio data system (RDS)
    • Bose premium 12-speaker sound system -inc: surround sound, AudioPilot
    • Audi music interface w/iPod cable
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: (3) month subscription
    • Universal phone preparation w/Bluetooth interface & voice control system for audio system & navigation

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