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Audi R8 2012 4.2 Specs, Trims & Colors

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Showing the 2012 Audi R8 4.2 2dr All-wheel Drive quattro Spyder
$73,838-$101,558 Current Listing Price
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Seats 2
Door Count 2
Engine 430-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Transmission 6-speed manual w/OD
Combined MPG
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper, 48 mo/50,000 mi


Exterior (37)
Brilliant Red/Black Roof
Brilliant Red/Brilliant Red
Brilliant Red/Brown Roof
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect/Black Roof
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect/Brown Roof
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect/Quartz Gray
Interior (8)
Limestone Gray
Lunar Silver
Luxor Beige
Nougat Brown



Integrated roll-over protection S
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes S
Brake assistance S
Remote activated perimeter/approach lights S
Knee airbag S
Side airbag head extension S
Dual front impact airbags S
Remote keyless entry S
Side-impact bars S
Seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags S
Electronic stability S
Adjustable front head restraints S
Four-wheel ABS brakes S
Occupant sensing airbags S
Traction control S
Driver and passenger front-impact airbags S
4 ABS channels S
Driver and passenger side airbag head extension S
Power door locks S
Manual adjustable front head restraints with tilt S
Daytime running lights S
4 wheel ventilated disc brakes S
4 wheel disc brakes S
Panic alarm S
Brake assist S
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor S
ABS and driveline traction control S
Perimeter/approach lights S
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners S
Security system S
Four-wheel disc brakes S
Immobilizer S
Dual front side impact airbags S
2-way head restraints driver and passenger
Engine 430-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Transmission 6-speed manual w/OD
Transmission 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
Engine liters 4.2
Variable valve control S
Engine orientation longitudinal
Gasoline direct injection S
Ignition type spark
Horsepower 430-hp @ 7,900 rpm
Aluminum cylinder block S
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Engine oil cooler S
Fuel tank capacity 23.8 gal.
Torque 316 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Aluminum cylinder head S
Cylinder configuration V-8
Fuel economy city 11 mpg
Fuel economy highway 20 mpg
Variable intake manifold S
# of valves 32
Mid mount engine S
Greenhouse Gases / Tailpipe (CO2, tons per year) 10.5
Sequential sport shift O
Low emission vehicle S
Automatic transmission 6 speed with auto-shift
Recommended fuel premium unleaded
Full-time all-wheel drive S
Engine 4.2L V-8 DOHC 430hp
Battery amp hours (95Ah)
Engine oil cooler S
Transmission oil cooler O
Mode select transmission O
Permanently locked hubs S
6 speed manual transmission S
Carbon FP / Tailpipe and upstream total GHG (CO2, tons per year) 13.1
Manual-shift auto O
Chrome tailpipe S
Transmission electronic control O
Axle ratio 3.46
Overdrive S
Low emission vehicle II S
Battery-rundown protection S
Dual stainless steel exhaust S
All-wheel drive quattro
190-amp. alternator S
Transmission electronic control O
Overdrive O
Transmission gear ratio (5th) 1.13
Transmission gear ratio (6th) .93
Transmission gear ratio (4th) 1.41
Transmission gear ratio (2nd) 2.71
Overdrive S
Transmission gear ratio (3rd) 1.88
Transmission gear ratio (reverse) 3.71
Transmission gear ratio (1st) 4.37
Transmission gear ratio (5th) 1.13
Transmission gear ratio (6th) .93
Transmission gear ratio (4th) 1.41
Transmission gear ratio (2nd) 2.71
Transmission gear ratio (3rd) 1.88
Transmission gear ratio (reverse) 3.71
Transmission gear ratio (1st) 4.37
Four wheel independent suspension S
Front anti-roll bar S
Rack and pinion steering S
Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar S
Front coil springs S
P305/30YR19.0 BSW performance rear tires O
Rear wheel size 19"
Adaptive suspension S
Wheel locks S
Servotronic speed-sensing hydraulic power-assist rack-pinion steering S
Magnetic fluid-filled rear shocks S
19" wheels S
P235/35YR19.0 BSW performance tires S
19" x 11" polished forged aluminum rear wheels O
Power steering S
Sport suspension S
Rear coil springs S
Ride control automatic w/driver control
P295/30YR19.0 BSW performance rear tires S
19" x 11" painted forged aluminum rear wheels O
Front wheel size 19"
Front tires 235/35R19
Magnetic fluid-filled front shocks S
Alloy wheels S
Rear anti-roll bar S
Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar S
19" x 11" silver forged aluminum rear wheels S
Speed-sensing steering S
Spoiler S
2 doors S
Liftgate rear cargo door S
Glass rear window S
Power convertible roof with lining, automatic roll-over protection S
Front license plate bracket O
Grille black w/chrome surround
Body-colored door handles S
Black w/chrome surround grille S
Power remote heated folding side-view door mirrors with turn signal indicator S
Turn signal indicator mirrors S
Convertible roof lining S
Power rear spoiler S
Body-colored front and rear bumpers S
Metallic paint O
Composite/aluminum body material S
Rear cargo liftgate
Power convertible roof S
Auto dimming power remote heated folding side-view door mirrors with turn signal indicator O
Chrome tip exhaust S
Auto-dimming door mirrors O
Convertible roof wind blocker S
Power door mirrors S
Heated door mirrors S
2 12V DC power outlets S
Power fuel remote release S
Power cargo access remote release S
Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release S
Passenger power folding mirror O
Front lighter element(s) location S
Power windows S
Remote keyless entry S
1-touch down S
Illuminated passenger vanity mirror S
Navigation system O
Air conditioning S
Full floor console with box S
Retained accessory power S
Illuminated driver vanity mirror S
Auto-locking doors S
Illuminated driver and passenger-side visor mirrors S
Driver and passenger door bins S
Day-night rearview mirror S
Tilt steering wheel S
Integrated key/remote S
Seatback storage pockets 2
Front cupholders S
Keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry S
Auto-dimming rearview mirror S
Front underseat storage tray O
Valet function S
Illuminated locking glove box S
Automatic temperature control S
Air filter S
Power windows with driver and passenger 1-touch down S
Trunk/hatch/door FOB controls S
Illuminated glove box S
Passenger manual folding mirror S
Automatic air conditioning S
12V DC power outlet 2
Driver power folding mirror O
Illuminated entry S
Full floor console S
Driver's footrest S
Ashtray S
Front cupholder S
1-touch up S
Driver manual folding mirror S
Cruise control S
Sport steering wheel with manual tilting, manual telescoping S
Garage door transmitter HomeLink
Telescoping steering wheel S
Leather upholstery O
Sport steering wheel S
Driver and passenger heated-cushions S
Power driver and passenger cushion tilt S
Aluminum interior accents S
Max. seating capacity of 2 S
Alcantara simulated suede/leather front seat upholstery S
Leather instrument panel insert O
8-way power driver seat S
Piano black instrument panel insert, door panel insert O
Power 4-way driver and passenger lumbar support S
Leather door panel trim O
Carbon fibre instrument panel insert, door panel insert, console insert O
Piano black console insert O
8-way driver and passenger seat adjustments S
Power reclining driver and passenger seats S
Leather/aluminum steering wheel S
Driver and passenger heated-seatbacks S
8-way power passenger seat S
Front seats bucket
Carpet cargo space S
Vinyl/rubber front floor mats O
Aluminum shift knob S
Passenger cushion tilt S
Heated front seats S
Max seating capacity 2
Height adjustable driver seat S
Driver lumbar support S
Cargo space floor carpet
Simulated suede/leather upholstery S
Alcantara simulated suede door panel trim S
Leather dashboard O
Cargo light S
Passenger lumbar support S
Tire mobility kit S
Carpet floor covering S
Driver cushion tilt S
Carpet front floor mats S
Front sport seats S
Power driver and passenger fore/aft adjustment S
Height adjustable passenger seat S
Power height-adjustable driver and passenger seats S
Carbon fibre interior accents O
Leather front seat upholstery O
Full cloth headliner S
Floor mats S
465W premium amplifier O
Premium amplifier O
1 1st row LCD monitor O
12 premium speakers O
Speed sensitive volume S
Primary monitor touchscreen S
Wireless phone connectivity S
SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player S
Console 6-disc remote CD S
Amplifier S
Audio theft deterrent S
Console O
Steering-wheel mounted audio controls S
Steering wheel mounted audio controls S
Remote 6-disc CD changer S
Radio data system S
Window grid antenna S
AM/FM radio S
Digital signal processor S
CD player S
7 speakers S
1st row LCD monitors 1
Diversity antenna S
Speed-sensitive volume S
12 Bang & Olufsen speakers O
CD-MP3 decoder S
Door-ajar warning S
High intensity discharge headlights S
Low-washer-fluid warning S
Rear window defroster S
Tachometer S
Delay-off projector beam LED low/high beam headlamps O
Front windshield visor strip S
Tire pressure sensors S
Battery warning S
Light tinted windows S
Lights-on warning S
Trunk-ajar warning S
Reverse sensing system front and rear w/rear camera
Water temp. gauge S
Variable intermittent rain detecting wipers speed-sensitive wipers wipers S
Front reading lights S
Low-tire-pressure warning S
Dome light with fade S
Variable instrument panel lighting S
Brake pad wear S
Front and rear w/rear camera parking sensors O
Bulb-failure warning S
Systems monitor S
Fully automatic headlights S
Low-oil-level warning S
Delay-off headlights S
Key-in-ignition warning S
Oil-pressure warning S
Redundant digital speedometer S
Light-tinted windows S
Underhood light S
Delay-off projector beam Xenon plus high intensity low/high beam headlamps S
Oil temperature gauge S
Analog display S
Variably intermittent wipers S
Trip odometer S
Low-fuel warning S
Water-temp. warning S
Compass S
Speed sensitive wipers S
Rain sensing wipers S
In-dash clock S
Auto-leveling headlights S
Low-coolant warning S
Outside-temperature display S
Outside temperature display S
Power rear windshield S
Voltmeter S
Trip computer S
Exterior height 49.3"
Compression ratio 12.50 to 1
Turning radius 19.4'
Engine torque 316 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Interior cargo volume 3.5 cu.ft.
Front legroom 41.1"
Engine horsepower 430-hp @ 7,900 rpm
Valvetrain DOHC
Drag coefficient .33
Engine type V-8
Ground clearance (max) 110mm (4.3")
Wheelbase 104.3"
Curb weight 3,858 lbs.
Valves 32
Engine displacement 254 cu.in.
Fuel economy city 11 mpg
Ground clearance (max.) 4.3"
Front shoulder room 54.4"
Front headroom 38.0"
Rear tread 62.8"
Maximum interior cargo volume 3.5 cu.ft.
Fuel tank capacity 23.8 gal.
Approach angle 8 degrees
Front tread 64.3"
Engine bore x stroke 3.3" x 3.7"
Exterior body width 75.0"
Exterior length 174.5"
Fuel economy highway 20 mpg
Basic warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Corrosion perforation warranty (months/miles) 144/ unlimited
Powertrain warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000
Maintenance warranty (months/miles) 12/5,000
Roadside assistance warranty (months/miles) 48/ unlimited
Accessories warranty (months/miles) 48/50,000

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