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2005 Audi A8L W12 quattro

About a year ago, I took a look at the top of the heap for Audis in the early 2000s – the A8 W12.

2009 Audi A8L W12 quattro

With a sticker price of roughly $120,000, they were about five times more expensive than an A4 1.8T quattro. For that, you got more room, more luxury, and more power – 450 horsepower, to be exact. Standard luxuries were also impressive; Audi’s MMI system, 16-way power front seats trimmed in Valcona leather upholstery and equipped with massage elements and ventilation, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Bose surround sound, polished wood trim, powered rear side window shades, heated front and rear seats…essentially, this was a Swiss ski resort that could move pretty quickly – to the Swiss ski resort. Today’s car also had some pricey options; the $2k adaptive cruise control system, 20″ wheels, a solar sunroof, and a special interior and full leather upgrade.

Last year’s example came to market with 60k miles and a $68k asking price – pretty hard to justify in my mind. Today’s car? Well, let’s say it’s been well used, but it still looks good. What does the high-mileage discount equate to?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Audi A8L W12 on eBay


Year: 2005
Model: A8L W12 quattro
VIN: WAUMR44E75N015235
Engine: 6.0 liter W12
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 182,000 mi
Location: North Port, Florida
Price: $13,500 Buy It Now

For sale 2005 Audi A8 Long W12
Very rare engine 6.0 W12
Car runs and drive great.
Engine sounds good no issues.
Transmission shift great.
This car is fully loaded.
I have original window sticker from dealer when was new 130000$
Air suspension work great
MMI system with radio works great.
All soft door closing system works
AC works and blowing cold air.
Sunroof works
All windows works.
All electric and heated seats works.
No dash lights.
Entertainment system with original remote and headphones included.
Electric trunk works.
Both rear sides and back windows electric shade nets works great
This car have many many options……
This model Audi D3 W12 going now up on value like also D3 S8 because they are last true Audi limousine with rare strong engine and was build in high quality!
Please check all pictures and detail video under description.

For sale AS-IS where is it.
No warranty no returns.
All sales are final
Inspections welcome.
I can help with transport
Clean title in hand

Non- Refundable deposit 500$
Balance need to be pay in 3 days or you losing deposit and will relist it.
You need pick up vehicle in 14 days.
After 14 Days 20$ per day for storage.

Please check all pictures to see more details.
Only serious buyer!
Buy now deposit immediately!
If you send offer please send in notes your phone number otherwise will not accept offers!
I can help with transport.

Inspection: Always welcome a buyers inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility.

Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold “as is”No representations or warranties are made by seller, no any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.

So I have to say, I was amazed to see the odometer reading given how the car looks. Yes, the driver’s seat upholstery is worn. But really aside from that, it looks like the car’s almost unbelievable 182,000 miles were accrued in a vacuum. There are some scuffs on the bumpers, but I’ve seen much lower-mileage (and newer) A8 4.2s come to market with less mileage and substantially more wear. Perhaps that has to do with the price? Inflation corrected, this would be a $200,000 car today – and I would assume one would try not to trash their fifth-of-a-million-dollar investment. Now that it has 182,000 miles, though, the asking price is about what you’d find a normal nice A4 hitting the market at. Is it a deal? Part of me says yes; though the first-generation MMI system was pretty clunky, Audi had fairly-well sorted their electronic systems by this point, and the W12 has proven remarkably resilient. To be completely honest I would not buy it personally; however, if you wanted to try one cross-country haul in supreme luxury but with a bargain price, and you were willing to push it into the woods if things went sideways, this might be a fun adventure.

-Carter

2 Comments

  1. Papa Smurf
    Papa Smurf September 10, 2022

    “a Swiss ski resort that could move pretty quickly ”

    LOL! That is a very funny line, Carter. Hilarious.

    Intriguing ad but if you’ve gone nearly 200k miles, why sell it now? I’m wary. I’m curious what an engine rehab/replacement would cost on such a beast.

    Cool find. And I hope someone does as Carter suggested, buy it but willing to “c’est la vie” if it bites the dust.

  2. jimf
    jimf September 12, 2022

    Cool car…yes, push it into the woods if things went sideways…that sums it up. Drive it till it fails.

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