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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The R8 has a strong complement of safety features with front and side airbags, electronic stability control and traction control. The quattro all-wheel drive system aids traction in difficult road conditions. With no engine in the front, it should offer better than average protection for pedestrians unfortunate enough to stray into its path.

People tend not to buy high-performance sports cars as their only car, so practicality doesn't have to be a high priority when it comes to designing them. There is one 100-litre luggage compartment at the front which is slightly less than a Porsche 911. Audi claims the shelf behind the rear seats can accommodate two golf bags - a feat that would seem difficult to achieve in practice unless the seats were set quite far forward - and the bags in question were perhaps minus the clubs.

The standard fuel tank is 75-litres, but a 90-litre tank can be chosen as an option which would offer a useful extension in the car's touring range.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi R8 Coupe (07-14).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

LMX equipment

LMX standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
LMX optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Side airbags

Plus equipment

Plus standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Plus optional equipment
None available