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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $62,219 $67,630
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $64,339 $69,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $67,323 $73,175
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $69,443 $75,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,237
$62,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,750
$67,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1313 / month
$1127 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi A8 models might still be fighting for the most prestige among flagships, but they're in the top tier from inside, thanks to their impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel. The 2012 Lexus LS sedans combine executive-class interior appointments and long-haul comfort with noteworthy tech features; but driving enjoyment is missing.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 115.1 103.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 73.8
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 202.2 199.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 117.8 116.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 18.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 22.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size Compact P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4409 4244
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 328 @ 3500 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 372 @ 6800 380 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.82
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.86
Trans Type 8 8
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.68
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
 
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