2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test


2012 Audi A8L: A Macro Look at Interior Materials

November 01, 2011

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Well, first, I can't believe our brand-new 2012 Audi A8L was available to me last night. Jumping in its driver seat and hitting the start button, I was taken back to that moment in childhood when I was floating in that boat in the "It's a Small World" ride in Disneyland. You know that moment toward the end of the ride when all the kids from all over the world are singing together and there's so much to look at? In the A8 the nav screen popped out of the dash, the sound system tweeters rose at the corners of the greenhouse near the A-pillars and the steering wheel moved toward me. Neato! Donna will have a video of this soon.

Anyway, back to the interior materials of this ultra-lux Audi. Alcantara, leather, highly polished inlay, polished wood. It's all so gorgeous. I just sat in the car and enjoyed its new car smell for five minutes before starting the car. For the record, I shot these close-up shots with my iPhone 4S and not my regular T3i.

What do you think? Does this look like the interior of a $100K+ car?

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Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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