2012 Audi R8 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$114,200-$210,300
$106,206-$195,579
12 /CITY / 19 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- New limited-edition GT trim level

Exterior Features
The 2012 Audi R8 is a 2-door, mid-engine luxury supercar available in either coupe or soft-top convertible body style and offered in three trim levels. Nineteen-inch wheels and LED running lights are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Audi R8 carries 2 occupants and offers 3.5 cubic feet of trunk space. Standard amenities on the base 4.2 model include cruise control, automatic climate control, heated power seats, leather and suede upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 7-speaker audio system with CD changer and satellite radio. The higher 5.2 trim level adds a navigation system, upgraded Bang & Olufsen audio system, and iPod interface.

Optional Features
The 2012 Audi R8 is offered in a wide variety of option packages, as well as with stand-alone options.  The Carbon Fiber Sigma Exterior package adds a carbon-fiber front lower spoiler and diffuser, while the Titanium package provides such styling upgrades as black exhaust pipes, 19-inch titanium-finish wheels with performance tires, and nappa leather upholstery. The Convenience package features front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, hill-start assist, and power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors. Stand-alone options include LED headlights and carbon-ceramic brakes.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Audi R8 4.2 is equipped with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 430 horsepower, while the 5.2 model is fitted with a 5.2-liter V-10 that delivers 525 horsepower. While the R8 5.2 GT trim (available in coupe body style only) also is offered with a 5.2-liter V-10 engine, it delivers 560 horsepower. Every R8 features all-wheel drive and Audi's Magnetic Ride system. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on R8 4.2 and 5.2 models, while a 6-speed automated manual (R tronic) transmission is optional. The 5.2 GT is offered with the R tronic transmission only.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi R8 are:
- R8 with 4.2-liter engine: 11-13/20-21/14-16 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- R8 with 5.2-liter engine: 12-13/19/14-15 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Audi R8 include side-impact air bags, knee air bags, and anti-lock brakes.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2012 Audi R8.


What's New for 2012:
- New limited-edition GT trim level

Exterior Features
The 2012 Audi R8 is a 2-door, mid-engine luxury supercar available in either coupe or soft-top convertible body style and offered in three trim levels. Nineteen-inch wheels and LED running lights are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Audi R8 carries 2 occupants and offers 3.5 cubic feet of trunk space. Standard amenities on the base 4.2 model include cruise control, automatic climate control, heated power seats, leather and suede upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 7-speaker audio system with CD changer and satellite radio. The higher 5.2 trim level adds a navigation system, upgraded Bang & Olufsen audio system, and iPod interface.

Optional Features
The 2012 Audi R8 is offered in a wide variety of option packages, as well as with stand-alone options.  The Carbon Fiber Sigma Exterior package adds a carbon-fiber front lower spoiler and diffuser, while the Titanium package provides such styling upgrades as black exhaust pipes, 19-inch titanium-finish wheels with performance tires, and nappa leather upholstery. The Convenience package features front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, hill-start assist, and power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors. Stand-alone options include LED headlights and carbon-ceramic brakes.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Audi R8 4.2 is equipped with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 430 horsepower, while the 5.2 model is fitted with a 5.2-liter V-10 that delivers 525 horsepower. While the R8 5.2 GT trim (available in coupe body style only) also is offered with a 5.2-liter V-10 engine, it delivers 560 horsepower. Every R8 features all-wheel drive and Audi's Magnetic Ride system. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on R8 4.2 and 5.2 models, while a 6-speed automated manual (R tronic) transmission is optional. The 5.2 GT is offered with the R tronic transmission only.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Audi R8 are:
- R8 with 4.2-liter engine: 11-13/20-21/14-16 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- R8 with 5.2-liter engine: 12-13/19/14-15 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Audi R8 include side-impact air bags, knee air bags, and anti-lock brakes.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2012 Audi R8.


Available Trims for the 2012 Audi R8
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 5.2L GT (2dr Cpe Auto quattro) Transmission Automatic MSRP 196800.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name 5.2L (2dr Conv Auto quattro Spyder) Transmission Automatic MSRP 171800.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name 5.2L (2dr Conv Man quattro Spyder) Transmission Manual MSRP 162700.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name 4.2L (2dr Conv Man quattro Spyder) Transmission Manual MSRP 127700.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 11/20
Name 5.2L (2dr Cpe Auto quattro) Transmission Automatic MSRP 158100.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
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 Cpe Man quattro) Transmission Manual MSRP 114200.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 11/20
Name 5.2L (2dr Cpe Man quattro) Transmission Manual MSRP 149000.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name 4.2L (2dr Conv Auto quattro Spyder) Transmission Automatic MSRP 136800.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 13/21
Name 5.2L GT (2dr Conv Auto quattro Spyder) Transmission Automatic MSRP 210300.00 Engine 5.2L/318 City/Hwy MPG 13/19

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INTERIOR
  • Leather/Alcantara seating surfaces
  • 10-way pwr heated sport seats -inc: 4-way pwr lumbar, headrests
  • Center console -inc: (2) cupholders, storage
  • Front floor mats
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: alloy paddle shifters
  • Backlit instrument cluster w/auto brightness control
  • Driver info system w/on-board computer -inc: outside temp display, digital speedometer, digital lap-timer, service interval display, on-board diagnostic system, menu display, speed warning system, average fuel milage, average speed, fuel range, driving time, tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr locks
  • Pwr windows -inc: one touch up/down, pinch protection
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Audi navigation system plus -inc: 6.5" TFT color screen
  • Cruise control
  • Trunk & fuel filler remote releases
  • Anti-theft alarm w/engine immobilizer
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Automatic air conditioning -inc: sun sensor, electronic air temp
  • Rear window defogger w/timed shut off
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Illuminated glove box -inc: sunglasses holder
  • Ashtray & lighter
  • LED interior lighting -inc: engine compartment LED
  • Carbon fiber matte interior inlays
  • Leather door inserts
  • Black Alcantara headliner
  • Leather-wrapped interior door handles
  • Storage compartments in doors
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front reading lights
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • (2) storage nets on back of seats
  • Luggage net on rear shelf
  • Fine nappa leather seats
  • Micro metallic gray trim w/aluminum accents
  • Windshield frame in aluminum
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Windshield frame in Alcantara
EXTERIOR
  • 19" 5-twin-spoke GT alloy wheels w/locking wheel bolts -inc: performance tires
  • Tire mobility system -inc: sealant & 12V compressor
  • High-gloss black air inlet grilles w/outlet grilles at rear
  • Audi space frame (ASF)
  • Flared rocker panels
  • Carbon fiber matte sideblades
  • Automatically extending rear spoiler w/manual operation feature
  • Aluminum door sills
  • Aluminum optic engine compartment vents
  • Enlarged rear diffuser
  • Single-frame high gloss black grille
  • LED headlights w/light sensor -inc: "coming home" & "leaving home" functionalities
  • R8 GT LED taillights
  • Carbon fiber matte auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: "3-blink" touch-to-pass feature in turn signal
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/rain sensor
  • 19" 10-spoke Y-design forged aluminum alloy wheels w/locking wheel bolts -inc: P235/35R19 front & P295/30R19 rear summer performance tires
  • Convertible soft top
  • Flared sideblades
  • LED brakelights
  • Auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: "3-blink" touch-to-pass feature in turn signal
  • 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
  • Bi-xenon headlights w/light sensor -inc: "coming home" & "leaving home" functionalities
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: "3-blink" touch-to-pass feature in turn signal
MECHANICAL
  • 5.2L DOHC FSI 40-valve V10 engine
  • Dry sump lubrication
  • 6-speed R tronic automatic transmission -inc: auto & sport modes
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
  • Front/rear double wishbone sport suspension
  • Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping system
  • Servotronic electromechanical pwr steering w/speed-dependent pwr assistance
  • 4-wheel vented disc brakes
  • Oval chrome exhaust pipes
  • Tool kit
  • Front/rear V10 tuned double wishbone suspension
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine
  • Front/rear double wishbone suspension
  • Dual chrome twin exhaust
  • Carbon fiber sigma engine compartment inlays
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/6-disc CD changer -inc: MP3 capability, SIRIUS satellite radio, aux input jack
    • 140-watt, 7-speaker sound system
    • Bluetooth hands-free interface
    • Bang & Olufsen sound system -inc: 495-watt amplification, digital signal processing (DSP), subwoofer in bass reflex cabinet, (12) loudspeakers

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