2011 Audi R8 Features

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Features

The Audi R8 is richly outfitted, whether it's powered by a V-8 or a V-10, whether it's a coupe or a Spyder.

Every R8 comes with standard leather and Alcantara seats; power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; automatic climate control; an audio system with a music interface for portable players, two SD slots for music storage, and Sirius satellite radio; Bluetooth with a seatbelt-mounted microphone; and a USB port.

Audi's MMI controller takes a while to learn, but the R8's fantastic Bang Olufsen audio system and integrated music features make those lessons worthwhile.

On the V-8 coupes and convertibles, there are option packages for a navigation system; rear parking sensors and a rearview camera; more extensive leather upholstery; carbon-ceramic brakes; different 19-inch wheels; a Bang & Olufsen sound system, which comes highly recommended by our editors; and carbon-fiber trim on the R8's unique side-blade styling elements and inside.

V-10 cars get most of those features as standard equipment. Major options on these two models are limited to the all-leather upholstery; wheels; carbon-fiber trim; and the carbon-ceramic brakes.

The 5.2 Spyder has a power-operated top that's made of fabric for light weight. Unfortunately, the lovely view of the engine bay goes away to make room for the folding top stack.

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