2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Setting the Mooood

January 26, 2012

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I've been in cars with ambient lighting before but never to the technological degree as our 2012 Audi A8L.Check it out. Not only can you select all the different areas of the car's interior where you want the lights, but you can select brightness in these various areas as well as "Color Profiles."

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Here's a description of each color profile:

Ivory: A golden light that makes anyone look good. Very flattering. Best used on a first date.

Polar: A soft white light which isn't conducive to night vision or looking good. If you use this, best keep it really dim.

Ruby/Polar: The door panels and center console have the red light for easy nighttime adjustment but then the overhead and footwells have the white light.

What do you think, is this something you'd find useful?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Audi A8 in VA is:

$166 per month*
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