One car that seems to have gone unnoticed in the Audi lineup in the last few years has been the top dog of the A8 range, the W12. I was surprised myself to go on the Audi USA site yesterday and see that they still offer this über saloon, as the V8 powered A8s and S8 surely get the job done in the power department. However, there is always going to be those customers who just want something over the top. In that case, this W12 for sale in California certainly fits the bill.
Engine: 6.3 liter W12
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Mileage: 18,712 mi
Price: $87,994 Buy It Now
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2012 Audi A8L W12 6.3 LWB quattro
**CARFAX ONE OWNER**, Maintenance Records Available, and NON SMOKER VEHICLE! GPS Nav! All Wheel Drive! When was the last time you smiled as you turned the ignition key? Feel it again with this great 2012 Audi A8. This rare A8, with grippy AWD, will handle anything mother nature decides to throw at you during one of her bad days at work.
To be honest, I think the W12 powered A8 is one of those cars whose days are numbered. While fuel economy in big engines such as these has improved over the years, the power advantage over eight cylinder lumps isn’t as great as it used to be. Also, for those wanting 12 cylinder power, I’d have to assume they’d go to even higher end marques such as Rolls Royce and VW’s own Bentley, who use a variation of this engine in their lineup. This particular A8 has already lost a sizeable chunk of its original retail price and is sure to lose even more at a rapid rate, so only the well heeled who can afford massive depreciation need apply in this case. Still, it’s neat to marvel at this rare Audi, all the while thinking this may soon be a shining example of what once was.