Summary: Highlights for model year ’12 center around powertrain improvements.
2.0T, 2.0T R-Spec, 2.0T Premium, 3.8 R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring, 3.8 Track 2-door coupe; 3.8, 4.6, 5.0 R-Spec 4-door sedan
2.0L Turbocharged I-4; 3.8L V-6; 4.6L V-8; 5.0L V-8
M6, A6, A8
What’s New for ’12
The 3.8L V-6 adds direct fuel injection and has an increased compression ratio, increasing power, torque and efficiency.
The sedan range is now topped with the 5.0 R-Spec model, which is powered by a bored-out version of the 4.6L Tau V-8 that receives direct injection and roller timing chains.
All sedans have a standard 8-speed automatic transmission designed and built in-house.
The sedan exterior is refreshed with a new front grille and fascia, headlights with light-emitting-diode accents, revised rocker panels, folding side-view mirrors with integrated puddle lamps, brushed-aluminum window trim, and revised rear styling.