2012 Audi A8 Safety

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The 2012 Audi A8 hasn't yet been crash-tested by either of the two major U.S. safety organizations, and because of its rather low-volume status, it might not. But it has all the fundamentals for a very safe, large sedan, including a strong aluminum space-frame structure, an extensive array of airbags (including front knee bags), and an advanced stability control system.

And there are a number of more advanced features in the A8 that are likely to help reduce the severity of a crash, even if you don't manage to avoid it. For instance, all A8 models include automatic emergency braking, which activates to lessen the impact of a collision it deems unavoidable, and a Pre Sense system adjusts seats, cinches seatbelts, and adjusts ride height to the safest position, while partially braking to lessen the severity. There's also a braking guard feature that warns the driver with a chime and jolt of the brakes. And whenever the accelerator is released abruptly, the brake system now primes itself and cleans the brake discs for best stopping response.

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