2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test


2012 Audi A8L: Power Soft-Close Doors Still Awesome

February 21, 2012

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OK, yes, the soft-close feature for cars has been around for awhile now but that doesn't make it any less neat-o. I know our 2012 Audi A8L had a power soft-closing trunk but didn't realize it also had power soft-closing doors (standard in the A8L, optional in A8) until, with hands full, I tried to swing the driver door shut but then didn't use enough force. Just when I was about to reshuffle the bags I was holding and grab the door handle for a redo, the Audi slurped the door flush for me. Why thank you, A8L!

I realize this feature is old hat for those out there accustomed to driving fancy cars all the time but for me it's a novelty that I now wish was available in EVERY car.

Hit the jump for an oh-so-compelling video of this feature in action.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 9,852 miles

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