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Old 05-07-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Hi Folks,

Real dilemma here, the 2013 A8l V8 will have more horsepower but may also be more expensive.

Any info on the 2013 MSRP?

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i'd wait. Go 3.0T short, or 4.0T Long. Price should be better overall value vs. the 2012.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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Hi Folks,

Real dilemma here, the 2013 A8l V8 will have more horsepower but may also be more expensive.

Any info on the 2013 MSRP?

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$72,300 (+ $875 dest) is sticker for a NWB 3.0. I think the LWB 3.0 is $6500 more


4.0 Pricing isnt out yet but its speculated to be about $5-$7K more than last years' MSRP due to the engine. A LWB would be about $85-$86K. But thats just speculation at this point. If you want the 4.0 Turbo, by the time you add the decent options (sure would be nice if AUDI bundled this car a bit better with Luxury options), destination, dealerfees you are looking at about $100 OTD for a LWB
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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I'm planing to order a 2013 LWB.

Unless an off-lease/used 2012 LWB comes in at a really attractive price and has the features on my must have list.
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I'm planing to order a 2013 LWB.

Unless an off-lease/used 2012 LWB comes in at a really attractive price and has the features on my must have list.
thats the problem, its tough to get the car with all your options without inheriting options you dont want. Otherwise, if one was flexible, one should be able to find a car for invoice.
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Jake..

Are they taking orders for the 4.0 T already? Was curious what the delivery time frame would be.

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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Default canadian website showing 2013 A8L options.

http://www.carcostcanada.com/1/en/CC...kBody=4dr+Car#
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Hi Anil-

Not yet - am waiting with bated breath for my salesman to call.

His estimate was early to mid May.

He told me $5k down to place an order, and it would be approximately 6 months for delivery.

We've already picked out the colors with the panels and options at the dealership so I'm getting a little antsy.
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IMO, unless there will be drastic changes to the 13 (which there won't) then purchase the 12 when the 13 is on the Audi lots..you can swing a much better deal. I'd also check nationwide..you'll be amazed at the pricing differences for basically the same car, then either fly out or have it delivered
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IMO, .... purchase the 12 when the 13 is on the Audi lots..you can swing a much better deal.
Precisely my thoughts.

Good point on looking nationwide- have only look in state so far.
Around here the color combinations are typically less than ideal, Silk is too light and still not 100% sold on Nougat.

Per my recent post it's near impossible to find dual pane glass in the Carolina's.

Edit: Just noticed there is one here with DP glass, but Titanium interior
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I'd also check nationwide..you'll be amazed at the pricing differences for basically the same car, then either fly out or have it delivered
I have done this numerous times. FL is a big state so I can usually land at invoice on almost any car if I cant get the same offer in south FL. Ofcourse factor in plane fare and gas driving back but generally, you can find it somewhere even in a neigboring state. Dealers wil pick you up too. My lexus I got for invoice at a delership 1 hour away from the Tampa airport. I was actually a litle frightened at first - like, damn who is this guy and where is he taking me?

I even flew to texas many many years ago to pick up a great deal on a car in stock that had my exact desired options. It was $500 over invoive, plus, there was a $1k incentive from the manufacturer. Well worth the trip
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Good advice on checking inventories nationwide. How does one go about doing that though?

Any websites that tell you that, or put your info on edmunds dealer network and let them send you

their best quotes.
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I had a similar dilemma when buying my 2011 in Dec of 2011. Fortunately, there wasn't a whole lot of difference between 2011 and 2012 (I think just Audi connect), so I decided on 2011 at a substantial discount over a similar 2012. But with the new engine in the 2013, I think I would opt for the new model.
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But with the new engine in the 2013, I think I would opt for the new model.
That excites me and makes me nervous all at the same time.
Some tech is great to be an early adopter on, but this engine is new to the US correct ?
That said I trust Audi far more than other manufacturers.


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FL is a big state so I can usually land at invoice on almost any car if I cant get the same offer in south FL.
Gears turning - we have an office in FL, so I could write the whole trip off if one turned up there...
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You are likely to see very attractive discounts on '12 D4's. Like dealer and factory ones totaling $15k+. Yes, the 4.0 will likely hold value better a few years out, but the significant additional cost is definitely a consideration.
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That excites me and makes me nervous all at the same time.
Some tech is great to be an early adopter on, but this engine is new to the US correct?..

Its actually not new. Its the same engine that goes in the S4 since 2010. I have it in my 2011 S4. The 3.0 V6 SC also seems to be AUDI's Goto engine as they are putting it in a few of their U.S. cars.

You may be thinking of the V6 TDI, which will be newly introduced into the U.S. later this year, probably end of summer from what i hear. But the TDI has been in Europe for quite awhile I believe. The only technology that may be new is the A8 4.0 turbo model, the 3rd engine option for the A8 in the U.S.
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You are likely to see very attractive discounts on '12 D4's. Like dealer and factory ones totaling $15k+. Yes, the 4.0 will likely hold value better a few years out, but the significant additional cost is definitely a consideration.
Can you give the name of dealer that will give a combined discount off of MSRP of $15,000 as I am about to pull the trigger and would have purchased a 2013 3.0. However, i am sure that I could not get anything remotely close to that discount on a 2013 AL8 3.0.

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