Best Bet
(5.0) 7 reviews
MSRP: $69,633$136,141
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 15-16
Engine: 430-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2012 Audi R8

Our Take on the 2012 Audi R8

Our Take

This two-seat mid-engine sports car is named after an Audi Le Mans-winning racecar and is available as a hardtop coupe or Spyder roadster. Like the Lamborghini Gallardo with which it competes, the R8 has a mid-mounted engine. It features a weight-saving aluminum body and Quattro all-wheel drive,... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sideblade air intake appearance
  • Available MMI controller

Notable Features

  • Mid-engine sports car
  • V-10 engine option
  • 430-hp V-8 standard
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Limited-edition GT coupe
  • All-wheel drive

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.