Audi's quattro all-wheel drive flagship sedan
receives a considerable make-over for 2011. The Audi A8 and A8 L arrive with large new grilles along with 19-inch standard diameter wheels. Both of Audi's crossover vehicles return for 2011 with a new engine choice. The 2011 Audi Q5 is now offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Replacing a 3.2-liter V-6 and a 4.2-liter V-8 powerplant, a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine is available in two performance levels. For 2011, the Audi R8 Spyder can now be ordered with the 4.2-liter V-8 engine in addition to the 5.2-liter V-10. A super-smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission debuts on several Audi models for 2011. This new gearbox will be found within the 2011 model year A4, A5, A8, Q5, as well as the Q7.
The desirable halo supercar for the German auto company which many want but fewer can afford, the 2011 Audi R8 remains a hot exotic car thanks to 420 and 525 horsepower engines as well as a new drop-top R7 Spyder.