What's new for 2012 from Audi?

11 years, 4 months ago - 24 January 2012, Insideline
What's new for 2012 from Audi?
What new will be from Audi this year.

Here the full list of new 2012 car 










2012 Audi A3

Audi's entry-level five-door hatchback stands pat for 2012.


2012 Audi A4

Audi has revised the option packages on the A4 sedan and wagon. New, affordably priced Style and Convenience packages allow you to get must-haves like xenon headlights, Bluetooth and an iPod cable without paying for one of the big-ticket option groups. In addition, a navigation system is a stand-alone option this year. If you buy either the Premium Plus or Prestige package, the S line package exterior treatment is now included at no extra charge, as is a power liftgate on the A4 wagon. Adaptive headlights have been added to the Prestige package.


2012 Audi A5

The 2012 A5 receives minor equipment changes. The coupe and convertible now have distinct 18-inch wheel designs, while a new Convenience package makes it easier and cheaper to get staples like Bluetooth and an iPod cable. Also, the navigation system is a stand-alone option this year. In more pressing news, 2012 Audi A5s with only the basic Premium package can be furnished with Cinnamon Brown Milano leather. The Premium Plus package now includes seat memory and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, while the Prestige package picks up adaptive headlights and a blind spot warning system. A new S line Plus package for the A5 coupe combines the usual S line treatment with the exterior touches from last year's Titanium package. Note that the midcycle updates on the European-market A5 won't make it to the U.S.-spec car until the 2013 model year.


2012 Audi A6

Audi has completely redesigned its middle-size sedan for 2012, and this vastly improved A6 is now one of the top cars in the midsize luxury sedan class. A new chassis locates the engine farther rearward, reducing front overhang and sharpening up the car's reactions to steering input. Combine that with a 310-horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V6, an eight-speed automatic transmission and the Quattro all-wheel-drive system and you end up with the fastest, most agile six-cylinder sedan in the segment. If you're put off by the $50,000 base price on the A6 3.0 TFSI Quattro sedan, Audi offers a less expensive front-drive A6 with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There's also a long list of new technology available on the 2012 A6, including a WiFi router (that equips your navigation system with Google Earth maps); handwriting recognition capability for the nav system; adaptive cruise control with a pre-collision system; and a night vision system. The A6 wagon is on hiatus.


2012 Audi A7

The A7 is a new luxury-themed five-door hatchback that takes a page from the playbook of the Mercedes CLS. It shares its wheelbase with the redesigned A6 and feels similar in interior dimensions, but sits slightly higher off the ground and has a 24.5-cubic-foot open hatch area instead of a trunk. Rear bucket seats hold passenger capacity to four. The A7 comes with a single drivetrain — Audi's 310-hp, supercharged V6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels through an all-wheel-drive system. It has all the same tech options as the A6, including the nav system with a WiFi router and handwriting recognition.


2012 Audi A8

Audi has returned the upper-crust A8 L W12 model to the lineup for 2012. Available only with the longer wheelbase, this model features a direct-injected 6.3-liter W12 engine rated at 500 hp and 463 pound-feet of torque, an eight-speed automatic transmission and the Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The base price on this car is a heady $134,000, so it comes with a lot of kit, including 22-way adjustable seats with heating, ventilation and massage functionality; a navigation system with a WiFi router; a panoramic sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system. In addition, Audi is now offering optional full leather packages for the entire A8 line, plus a Balao Brown interior decor package that combines brown leather seat upholstery, a white Alcantara headliner, brushed aluminum inlays and ash wood inlays.


2012 Audi Q5

Keyless start is now standard equipment on the V6-equipped Q5 3.2 model, and it's optional for the base four-cylinder Q5 2.0T. Audi has also added a new S line Plus package for the Q5 3.2 with 20-inch titanium-finish wheels, and matte-black roof rails and window surrounds. Rear window sunshades have been added to the optional Prestige package for the 3.2 model. If you're wondering about the Q5 Hybrid, Audi plans to bring it to the U.S. in 2012 as a 2013 model.


2012 Audi Q7

The Q7's supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline V6 is rated for 8 more hp in 2012, bringing it up to 280 total. The diesel Q7 TDI model gets new 19-inch wheels for 2012; these wheels are optional on gasoline-powered Q7s. The optional navigation system features a WiFi router for 2012. Also, a new S line Plus package is available in conjunction with the Prestige package, and it provides 21-inch titanium-finish wheels, matte-black roof rails and window surrounds. Finally, Audi is promising two new, yet-to-be-named white paint options — one metallic, one non-metallic. The latter replaces last year's Ibis White paint.


2012 Audi R8

Audi has added the limited-edition R8 GT coupe to the lineup for 2012. An upgrade to the regular-strength R8 5.2 FSI V10 model, the GT sheds 177 pounds (via the use of carbon-fiber body panels, thinner glass and less insulation) and picks up an extra 35 hp for a total of 560. A stouter version of Audi's single-clutch automated manual transmission is standard; the open-gate six-speed manual gearbox isn't available. Suspension calibrations are also more aggressive, and stickier Pirelli P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico tires have been fitted.


2012 Audi S4

The 2012 S4 is unchanged, though Audi will now sell you the navigation system as an à la carte option.


2012 Audi S5

Seat memory and auto-dimming exterior mirrors are standard on the 2012 models, and Audi will sell you the navigation system as a stand-alone option. Meanwhile, the long-awaited RS5 is slated to arrive here for the 2013 model year.


2012 Audi S6

The S6 nameplate is on hiatus, because the car it's based on, the A6, has just been redesigned.


2012 Audi TT

The TT is unchanged for 2012.


2012 Audi TT RS

Audi has decided to take a risk and export the TT RS coupe to the U.S. for 2012. Although it looks similar to the TT and TTS already sold here, this is the first legitimate sports car to wear the TT badge. The TT RS features a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder rated at 360 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox drives all four wheels, and 0-60-mph acceleration is pegged at just 4.1 seconds.


2012 Audi TTS

The TTS stands pat for 2012.