Auto Review: 2011 Audi R8 5.2

If you were Spiderman would you settle for any vehicle less than the name of Spyder? That’s the appropriate nickname for one of the trim levels of the 2011 Audi R8 5.2.

2011 Audi R8 5.2

The R8 comes in 4 trim styles – 2 coupes and 2 convertibles. The convertibles are both called Spyder. All the trims feature a 5.2-liter V10 engine with an all-wheel-drive drivetrain. You get your choice of manual or automatic transmission. Both trim styles come in a 2-door body frame with a 1 mpg difference as an added variance. Your options are:

  • 2011 Audi R8 5.2 Quattro 2-door coupe with 14 mpg fuel economy (combined)
  • 2011 Audi R8 5.2 Quattro 2-door coupe with 15 mpg fuel economy (combined)
  • 2011 Audi R8 5.2 Quattro 2-door convertible with 14 mpg fuel economy (combined)
  • 2011 Audi R8 5.2 Quattro 2-door convertible with 15 mpg fuel economy (combined)

The 2011 Audi R8 5.2 has 10 cylinders in the engine block, 525 horsepower and 391 feet per pound of torque.

The fuel economy stats for the 14 mpg combined vehicles is 12 in the city and 19 on the highway. For the 15 mpg trims the extra mile per gallon is in the city.

In the high performance luxury sports car class there is hardly any better vehicle for the road than the 2011 Audi R8 5.2. It comes stacked with Bluetooth, iPod/MP3 compatibility, Sirius XM Radio, navigation system and a hard drive. You also get power leather seats,  climate control, keyless entry, heated and cooled seats for the seasonal driver, ABS, anti-theft system, child seat anchors, side air bags and traction and stability control.

When you’re ready to move up in class, this is your car.


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