2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Endless Features

November 03, 2011


I'm going to sit down this weekend and go through the owner's manual of our A8. Yes, really. This car has so many features, I'm sure you want to know everything it does.

There was a soft chime that went off a few times on my drive to work this morning. No cars were around me so it wasn't the proximity sensors. I've experienced them and they are not soft. Quite the opposite. I don't know what the chime was trying to tell me. At first I thought it was part of my music. No warning lights flashed, no messages. So, I'll have to RTM. (I'm trying to cut all swearing out of my life so I left out the F.)

I found this small storage compartment (pictured above) inside the door armrest this morning. Here it is closed:


I've heard rumors of a zen lighting feature that I want to find. It's like a treasure hunt.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

Sorry for the soft photos. I was in a low-light situation and master Oldham frowns on camera flash.

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