2011 Audi R8 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$114,200-$172,800
$106,206-$160,704
12 /CITY / 19 /HWY
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A mid-engine luxury sports coupe, the Audi R8 was designed by the manufacturer's high-performance subsidiary, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The 2-seat supercar is known for its signature side blades, and is available as a hardtop or a convertible, the latter known as the Audi R8 Spyder.

The 2011 Audi R8's two trim levels are based on its engines. The base R8 4.2 model features 19-inch wheels, Xenon headlights, carbon fiber trim inside and out, leather and Alcantara upholstery, power-adjustable sport seats, sport suspension, adaptive suspension dampers, 7-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth connectivity. The convertible version features a power soft top and a retractable window. The R8 5.2 trim, in addition to its more powerful engine, has slightly different accents and finishes, as well as a suspension more in keeping with its powertrain. Some of its upgrades are available as options with the 4.2 trim, and various cosmetic choices are available with both trims. The R8 features some cargo space behind the two seats, and a front trunk of 3.5 cubic feet, according to Audi.

Two engines are available on the 2011 Audi R8. The standard power plant on the R8 4.2 is a 430-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 317 lb.-ft. of torque, placed at the rear of the vehicle. The Audi R8 5.2 employs a 525-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 engine that makes 391 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines work with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission is optional. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 4.2 Quattro R8 are 12 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission. The 5.2 Quattro with the manual transmission offers 12 mpg in the city, 20 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Audi R8 include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side air bags, and knee air bags.

Starting MSRPs for the 2011 Audi R8 were $127,700 for the 4.2 model and $162,700 for the 5.2 model.

A mid-engine luxury sports coupe, the Audi R8 was designed by the manufacturer's high-performance subsidiary, and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. The 2-seat supercar is known for its signature side blades, and is available as a hardtop or a convertible, the latter known as the Audi R8 Spyder.

The 2011 Audi R8's two trim levels are based on its engines. The base R8 4.2 model features 19-inch wheels, Xenon headlights, carbon fiber trim inside and out, leather and Alcantara upholstery, power-adjustable sport seats, sport suspension, adaptive suspension dampers, 7-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth connectivity. The convertible version features a power soft top and a retractable window. The R8 5.2 trim, in addition to its more powerful engine, has slightly different accents and finishes, as well as a suspension more in keeping with its powertrain. Some of its upgrades are available as options with the 4.2 trim, and various cosmetic choices are available with both trims. The R8 features some cargo space behind the two seats, and a front trunk of 3.5 cubic feet, according to Audi.

Two engines are available on the 2011 Audi R8. The standard power plant on the R8 4.2 is a 430-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 317 lb.-ft. of torque, placed at the rear of the vehicle. The Audi R8 5.2 employs a 525-horsepower, 5.2-liter V-10 engine that makes 391 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines work with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automated manual transmission is optional. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 4.2 Quattro R8 are 12 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission. The 5.2 Quattro with the manual transmission offers 12 mpg in the city, 20 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Audi R8 include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side air bags, and knee air bags.

Starting MSRPs for the 2011 Audi R8 were $127,700 for the 4.2 model and $162,700 for the 5.2 model.

Available Trims for the 2011 Audi R8
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 5.2L (2dr Cpe Man quattro) Transmission Manual MSRP 149000.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name 5.2L (2dr Conv Man quattro Spyder) Transmission Manual MSRP 162700.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name 5.2L (2dr Cpe Auto quattro) Transmission Automatic MSRP 158100.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name 5.2L (2dr Conv Auto quattro Spyder) Transmission Automatic MSRP 172800.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name 4.2L (2dr Cpe Man quattro) Transmission Manual MSRP 114200.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 11/20
Name 4.2L (2dr Cpe Auto quattro) Transmission Automatic MSRP 123300.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 13/21
Name 4.2L (2dr Conv Man quattro Spyder) Transmission Manual MSRP 127700.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 11/20
Name 4.2L (2dr Conv Auto quattro Spyder) Transmission Automatic MSRP 136800.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 13/21

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INTERIOR
  • Fine nappa leather seats
  • 10-way pwr heated sport seats -inc: 4-way pwr lumbar, headrests
  • Center console -inc: (2) cupholders, storage
  • Floor mats
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Backlit instrument cluster w/auto brightness control
  • Driver info system w/on-board computer
  • Pwr locks
  • Pwr windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Audi navigation system plus -inc: color screen, real time traffic
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm w/engine immobilizer
  • Valet key
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger w/timed shut off
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Illuminated glove box -inc: sunglasses holder, aux pwr outlet
  • Ashtray & lighter
  • LED interior lighting -inc: engine compartment LED
  • Micro metallic gray trim w/aluminum accents
  • Leather door inserts
  • Leather-wrapped interior door handles
  • Storage compartments in doors
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • (2) storage nets on back of seats
  • Luggage net on rear shelf
  • Aux pwr outlet in trunk
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: alloy paddle shifters
  • Leather/Alcantara seat trim
EXTERIOR
  • 19" 10-spoke Y-design forged aluminum alloy wheels w/locking wheel bolts -inc: P235/35R19 front & P295/30R19 rear summer performance tires
  • Tire mobility system -inc: sealant & 12V compressor
  • Flared rocker panels
  • High-gloss black air inlet grilles w/outlet grilles at rear
  • Audi space frame (ASF)
  • Flared sideblades
  • Automatically extending rear spoiler w/manual operation feature
  • Aluminum fuel filler door & door sills
  • Aluminum optic engine compartment vents
  • Enlarged rear diffuser
  • Single-frame high gloss black grille w/vertical & horizontal chrome slats
  • LED headlights
  • LED brakelights
  • Auto-dimming heated folding pwr mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
  • Wipers w/rain sensor
  • Convertible soft top
  • 19" 5-arm double spoke alloy wheels w/locking wheel bolts -inc: P235/35R19 front & P295/30R19 rear summer performance tires
  • "Tone-on-tone" sideblades
  • Single-frame high gloss black grille
  • Bi-xenon headlights w/light sensor
  • Pwr heated mirrors
MECHANICAL
  • 5.2L FSI V10 engine
  • Carbon fiber sigma engine compartment inlays
  • Dry sump lubrication
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
  • Front/rear 4-link suspension
  • Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping system
  • Servotronic electromechanical pwr steering w/speed-dependent pwr assistance
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • Oval exhaust pipes
  • Tool kit
  • 6-speed R tronic automatic transmission -inc: "shift-by-wire" technology, automatic & sport modes
  • 4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine
  • Dual twin exhaust
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic rear brake pressure distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic stabilization program -inc: sport & disable settings, anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    • Side intrusion door beams
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Dual front airbags w/dual-threshold deployment -inc: passenger-side occupant sensor
    • Dual seat-mounted side-impact head & chest airbags
    • Dual front knee airbags
    • Audi advanced parking system w/rearview camera
    • Audi hill hold assist
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: belt tensioners, force limiters
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Crash sensor -inc: fuel supply shut off, battery disconnect, doors unlock
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, SIRIUS satellite radio, aux input jack
    • 6-disc CD changer
    • Bang & Olufsen sound system -inc: 465-watt amplification, digital signal processing (DSP), subwoofer in bass reflex cabinet, (12) loudspeakers
    • Bluetooth hands-free interface
    • 140-watt, 7-speaker sound system

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