Audi USA adds five new entries for 2012 model year

  • All-new 2012 Audi A6 and A7 complete introduction of the brand’s top-end luxury sedan offerings
  • New Audi A8 L W12 serves as the pinnacle of the Audi flagship line in performance and refinements
  • Audi TT RS signifies re-entry of unique RS high performance models
  • Limited-edition Audi R8 GT offers enhanced design, lightweight technology and increased performance

Audi of America, Inc. today introduced its 2012 model year lineup led by five new models.

Following the launch of the award-winning Audi A8 flagship model, the brand introduces the pinnacle of the A8 model line with the new A8 L W12. The powerful 12-cylinder engine accelerates with ease and offers incredible refinement. The interior provides an unmistakable experience for rear-seat passengers through executive seating and impressive technology for the progressive business owner or executive.

The all-new, beautifully designed A7 defines a new category of luxury vehicle through its coupe roofline and functional rear hatch. The distinctive design, technology and balanced performance of the new A6 invigorates the mid-sized luxury sedan segment. The Audi A8 and Q7 are updated with the available Audi connect system, which provides the 3D terrain and topology of Google Earth™, Google™ Local Search and a Wi-Fi® hotspot for up to eight passenger devices. The arrival of the unmistakable Audi TT RS signifies the re-launch of RS performance models for the Audi brand in the U.S., while the R8 GT captivates collectors and enthusiasts alike. Several other models have received option package changes designed to provide greater value.

All-new Audi A7

Model overview

The all-new Audi A7 is a design icon for Audi midsized and large vehicle segments. The A7 combines prestige, sportiness and functionality in a five-door coupe with four seats and a wide-opening tailgate. In addition to the emotional design, the A7 has a premium interior, the latest generation of driver assistance systems, the latest generation Audi MMI® system, including MMI touch and class-leading Google powered functionality.

The Audi A7 drivetrain is a 3.0 liter, V6 supercharged engine, with 310 hp, which is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, and standard quattro® all- wheel-drive, making the A7 as thrilling to drive as it is to look at. While the Audi A7 is a compelling product, it also is a compelling value with standard equipment highlights such as quattro all-wheel-drive, 18-inch wheels with all-season tires, leather interior, Audi drive select, Bluetooth®, SiriusXMTM satellite radio and xenon headlights. The available equipment such as the Audi pre sense system, Audi connect, Bang & Olufsen® Advanced Sound System, and full LED headlights places the A7 at the head of the class when it comes to innovation and design.

Product highlights


  • Five-door coupe styling, four-seat configuration with power tailgate

  • Aluminum-hybrid lightweight construction


  • 3.0 TFSI® supercharged V6 engine (310 hp, 325 lb-ft) with eight-speed automatic

Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive Package options:

  • Premium Plus includes: 19-inch 10-spoke wheels with all-season tires, Audi MMI navigation with MMI touch and Google Earth navigation, Audi connect with six- month complimentary data trial period

  • Prestige includes Premium Plus items and S line® exterior (bumpers, grille), BOSE® surround sound system, advanced key, 4-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, adaptive headlights and cornering lights, power adjustable steering column, and ambient lighting

  • Optional Equipment Highlights: Innovation Package, 19- and 20-inch Sport Packages, Driver Assistance Package, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
Model Premium Premium Plus Prestige
New A7 3.0T quattro (Tiptronic) $59,250 $62,870 $65,580

New Audi A6

Model overview

Once again, Audi sets the standard with the introduction of the new A6. The successor to the world’s most successful executive sedan features groundbreaking solutions in every area of technology. Through the use of aluminum hybrid lightweight technology, the new Audi A6 is lighter than its predecessor and boasts technology that is relevant to today’s progressive business people and families alike.

Model year changes


  • Optional full LED headlights

  • S line exterior for Prestige models

  • Leather seating surfaces with options including climate and comfort seats

  • Hybrid construction of aluminum and steel; aluminum body panels with a steel frame

  • Aluminum suspension to reduce unsprung weight and help improve ride and handling

  • Overall weight reduced by 78 lb vs. MY11 A6 3.0T


  • 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 engine (310 hp, 325 lb-ft) with eight-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive

  • 2.0 TFSI turbocharged, four-cylinder engine (211 hp, 258 lb-ft) with multitronic® automatic transmission and front-wheel drive

  • Audi drive select, the innovative Audi thermal management and energy recuperation systems standard

Package options:

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Audi music interface and Bluetooth standard / HD RadioTM (optional)

  • Innovation Package with the latest generation driver assistance systems including head-up display, night vision assistant, adaptive cruise control and Audi pre sense 

  • Multimedia interface: next-generation Audi MMI and MMI touch recognizes handwriting

  • Audi connect with Google Earth and Wi-Fi hotspot capability

  • Sport Packages with the choice of all-season or performance tires

  • Sound Systems: in addition to the standard premium Audi sound system:

    • BOSE Surround Sound: 14speakers, 630watts (optional)
    • Bang&Olufsen Advanced Sound System: 15speakers, 1,300watts (optional)
Model Premium Premium Plus Prestige
New A6 2.0T FWD sedan (multitronic) $41,700 $45,920
New A6 3.0T quattro sedan (Tiptronic) $49,900 $54,120 $56,780

New limited-edition Audi R8 GT

Model overview

The Audi R8 GT is an exceptionally performing sports car representing the engineering attention to detail for which Audi is known. It joins the R8 V8 and R8 V10 Coupe and Spyder models as the pinnacle of Audi performance. Production is limited to 333 units worldwide with only 90 vehicles destined for the U.S., making the Audi R8 GT an attractive performance machine for collectors and enthusiasts alike. The exceptional performance characteristics of the Audi R8 GT are the result of a combination of advanced, lightweight materials, improved down force and increased power. Audi has taken its 5.2-liter V10 and boosted output to 560 hp, generating 398 lb- ft of torque and propelling the vehicle from 0-60 mph in an exhilarating 3.6 seconds, with a top track speed of 198.84 mph, and red lining at 8,700 rpm. The combination of quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the performance tuned suspension ensure that the power of the R8 GT is translated to the road, while the R tronic® sequential gearbox with paddle shifters provides responsive gear changes. Model year changes (R8 GT available with V10 5.2 FSI coupe only)


  • 2012 R8 GT: limited colors available; weight optimization through extensive use of carbon fiber; fixed wing rear spoiler, front flics, bumpers, side mirrors

  • Individually numbered gear shifter

• 5.2L V10 560 hp, 398 lb-ft (R8 GT)

Model Retail Price
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) coupe (manual) $114,200
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) coupe (R tronic) $123,300
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) coupe (manual) $149,000
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) coupe (R tronic) $158,100
New R8 5.2 GT quattro (V10) coupe (R tronic) $196,800
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) Spyder (manual) $127,700
R8 4.2 quattro (V8) Spyder (R tronic) $136,800
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) Spyder (manual) $162,700
R8 5.2 quattro (V10) Spyder (R tronic) $171,800

New Audi A8 L W12 and A8 model line

Model overview

The new A8 continues to lead the Audi shift into the midsized-to-large luxury vehicle segments in Model Year 2012 with a new flagship model, enhanced interior options, and standard Audi connect online car services.

The all-new Audi A8 L W12 sets new standards of performance, luxury and efficiency at the top of the automobile market. The new 6.3-liter 12-cylinder engine produces 500 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. This engine, mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive produces sports-car levels of performance, with a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. The Audi A8 L W12 also contains the highest level of luxury available in the luxury segment, with standard items such as: 22-way comfort seats in Valcona leather seating surfaces with ventilation and massage functions for all four seats, Alcantara® headliner, 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, panorama sunroof, rear seat entertainment and Audi connect with Google Earth.

2012 A8 model line changes


  • Audi design selection interior package (Balao Brown) now available on all A8 models (optional)

  • New full leather packages available on all Audi A8 models

Offer Structure:

  • Audi connect with Google Earth and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard

  • Addition of power door closers to normal wheel base convenience package

Model Retail Price
A8 4.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $78,750
A8 L 4.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $84,700
New A8 L W12 quattro (Tiptronic) $133,500

The all-new Audi TT RS

Model overview

Signifying a return of the RS nameplate to the U.S. and new to the TT model lineup for 2012 is the high-performance 2012 Audi TT RS. The Audi TT RS is fitted with the award- winning “International Engine of the Year 2011” turbocharged 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder engine, which generates 360hp (between 5,400-6,500 rpm) and impressively powerful 343 lb-ft of torque (between 1,600-5,300 rpm). The 2.5T engine is paired with a six- speed manual transmission and quattro all-wheel drive that achieve a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds. The lightweight body featuring ASF® aluminum construction produces a low drag coefficient of 0.32.

Model year changes


  • New: TT RS (coupe model only)


  • New: 2.5T, 360 hp (TT RS)

  • New: 6-speed manual (TT RS)
Model Premium Premium Plus Prestige
TT 2.0T quattro coupe (S tronic®) $38,300 $44,400
TT 2.0T quattro Roadster (S tronic) $41,300 $47,400
TTS 2.0T quattro coupe (S tronic) $47,000 $50,300
TTS 2.0T quattro Roadster (S tronic) $50,000 $53,300
New TT RS 2.5T quattro coupe (manual) $56,850

The 2012 Audi A3 model line


Available with either the award-winning 2.0 TDI® clean diesel engine or the advanced 2.0-liter TFSI gas engine, and paired with the sporty S tronic dual-clutch transmission, the MY12 Audi A3 is proof that great things come in small packages. The 2.0T also is available with the advanced technology of quattro all-wheel drive.

Model year changes

No changes

Model Premium Premium Plus Prestige
A3 2.0T FWD (manual) $27,270 $29,270
A3 2.0T FWD (S tronic) $28,750 $30,750
A3 2.0T quattro (S tronic) $30,850 $32,850
A3 2.0 TDI clean diesel FWD (S tronic) $30,250 $32,250

The 2012 Audi A4 model line


For the fourth consecutive year, the “Auto Motor und Sport” award in the “Midsize Class” went to the Audi A4. Featuring the 2.0T engine, which has been named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines five years in a row, the Audi A4 offers six-cylinder performance with the efficiency of a four-cylinder, it’s easy to see why the biggest, fastest and most fuel- efficient vehicle in the sport sedan category is sure to continue a long legacy of class- leading success.

Model year changes


  • Optional Style Package (A4 Premium): Audi xenon front lighting with LED daytime running lights and tail lamps, anodized aluminum window surrounds, and polished exhaust finishers on the sedan

  • Standard S line exterior package (A4 Premium Plus and A4 Prestige)

  • Standard Audi exclusive 18-inch 10-spoke wheels (A4 Premium Plus and A4 Prestige)


  • No changes

Package options:

  • Audi A4 Premium models now include 17-inch 10-spoke wheels with 245/45 all- season tires, automatic headlamps and rain-sensing windshield wipers

  • Optional Convenience Package on A4 Premium bundles Bluetooth, HomeLink®, and Audi music interface w/ iPod® cable

  • Audi A4 Premium Plus now includes S line exterior package, 18-inch Audi exclusive 10-spoke wheels with 245/40 all-season tires, and driver memory, while the Audi A4 Avant Premium Plus also adds a power tailgate

  • Building upon A4 Premium Plus, the Audi A4 Prestige model now includes Audi adaptive front lighting and side assist lane change assistant

  • Audi advanced key now is a stand-alone option on A4 Premium Plus

  • Navigation available as stand-alone option

Mode Premium Premium Plus Prestige
A4 2.0T FWD sedan (multitronic) $32,500 $36,800 $42,000
A4 2.0T quattro sedan (manual) $33,300 $37,600 $42,800
A4 2.0T quattro sedan (Tiptronic) $34,600 $38,900 $44,100
A4 2.0T quattro Avant (Tiptronic) $36,400 $41,000 $46,300
S4 (3.0T) quattro sedan (manual) $47,300 $54,000
S4 (3.0T) quattro sedan (S tronic) $48,700 $55,400

The 2012 A5 coupe & cabriolet model line

Model overview

The sales successes of the Audi A5/S5 coupe and cabriolet models continue to be strong, and incremental product enhancements for Model Year 2012 only will add to their appeal. Winner of ALG’s endorsement as the 2010 Best Luxury Sports Car for the S5 Cabriolet, the Audi A5/S5 line is poised for even greater success this year.

Model year changes


  • Wheel replacement: 18-inch 15-spoke alloy now standard on A5 Cabriolet, while the 18-inch 10-spoke-V-design wheel is standard throughout A5 coupe models

  • S line package option on Audi A5 coupe Prestige bundles S line trim with the exterior elements of the former Titanium Package to create a stunning silhouette


  • No changes

Package options:

  • Optional Convenience Package on the Audi A5 Premium bundles Bluetooth, HomeLink, and Audi music interface w/ iPod cable

  • Cinnamon Brown Milano leather now is available on A5 Premium models

  • Audi A5 Premium Plus models now include driver memory with auto-dimming exterior mirrors

  • Advanced key is a stand-alone option on A5 Premium Plus

  • Audi adaptive front lighting and side assist lane change assistant now are part of the Audi A5 Prestige models

  • Navigation available as stand-alone option

Model Premium Premium Plus Prestige
A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (manual) $37,100 $41,000 $46,300
A5 2.0T quattro Coupe (Tiptronic) $38,300 $42,200 $47,500
S5 4.2 quattro Coupe (manual) $53,900 $60,200
S5 4.2 quattro Coupe (Tiptronic) $55,100 $61,400
A5 2.0T FWD Cabriolet (multitronic) $42,600 $46,500 $51,800
A5 2.0T quattro Cabriolet (Tiptronic) $44,700 $48,600 $59,300
S5 3.0T quattro Cabriolet (S tronic) $53,900 $65,600

The 2012 Audi Q5 model line

Model overview

The Audi Q5 has won many awards, including the Strategic Vision 2010 Total Quality IndexTM award as well as the same top honors given to the Audi A5/S5 and Audi Q7. The Q5 was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick in 2010, making it easy to see why the Audi Q5 has seen such tremendous volume growth since its introduction in early 2009.

Model year changes


  • S line package for 3.2 includes 20-inch 5-segment-spoke wheels in titanium finish, black optics exterior kit including matte black roof rails and window surrounds Engine/Drivetrain:
  • No changes to 2.0T and 3.2 gasoline engine models

Package options:

  • Audi advanced key standard on 3.2 Premium Plus and optional on 2.0T Premium Plus

  • Rear door sunshades standard on 3.2 Prestige for added rear seat comfort

Model Premium Premium Plus Prestige
Q5 2.0T quattro (Tiptronic) $35,600 $39,900
Q5 3.2 quattro (Tiptronic) $43,000


The 2012 Audi Q7 model line

Model overview

Redefining the concept of a seven-passenger SUV, the Audi Q7 offers a sophisticated look and drivability that is unlike anything else in the category as proven by Car and Driver’s “Winner of the Mid-Sized Premium SUV comparison test” in 2011. Its wide, muscular stance and sweeping, coupe-like roofline signifies its sporty pedigree, while its 7-passenger seating and 6,600-lb towing capacity prove that you do not have to sacrifice design for versatility.

Model year changes


  • New 19-inch 5-arm-structure-design wheel: standard on TDI clean diesel; optional on 3.0T models

  • New S line package for Prestige models includes 21-inch 5-segment-spoke wheels in titanium finish, black optics exterior kit including matte black roof rails and window surrounds

  • Two new white paints are expected by late CY2011: a new metallic white paint and a new non-metallic white paint (to replace non-metallic Ibis White from MY11)


• Q7 3.0T quattro now with 280 hp (+8 hp vs. MY11 Q7 3.0T)

Package options:

• Audi connect functionality included with Audi MMI navigation

Model Premium Premium Plus Prestige
Q7 3.0T quattro $46,250 $52,550
Q7 TDI clean diesel quattro $51,450 $57,750 $63,950
Q7 3.0T S line quattro $59,950
[Source: Audi USA]

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