Remember when the 2011 Audi A8L W12 debuted in Europe, last year? There were more than a few Audi enthusiasts in the U.S. who were crushed by the German automaker's decision to not bring it stateside. Ourselves included. Audi South Burlington, however, never gave up hope. And finally, our wish is being granted. The top-of-the-line 2012 Audi A8L W12 will finally be available to American drivers, craving unrelenting opulence and a fierce 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 4.4 seconds.

To provide such heart-racing speed, Audi has opted for a new 6.3-liter, 12-cylinder engine, rather than the previously employed 4.3-liter V8. And, trust us, once you experience the thrust of 500 horsepower (hp) and 463 lb.-ft. of torque via an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, there's no going back!

With segment-leading luxury to match, the forthcoming 2012 Audi A8L W12, indulges drivers in a plethora of state-of-the-art comfort and convenience features. Valcona leather  22-way comfort seats equipped with ventilation and massaging capabilities, an Alcantara headliner, 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, Audi connect with Google Earth, and rear-seat entertainment represent just a small sampling.

How long before the 2012 Audi A8L W12, starting at $133,500, is available? That important piece of information has yet to be determined. As it's a 2012 model, we're guessing soon. Be sure to stay tuned to find out. Audi South Burlington is dedicated to keeping you informed.