The Transporter Car - Audi A8L W12 - AudiWorld Forums Aug 05, 2011AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi A8 / S8 > A8 / S8 (D3 Platform) The Transporter Car - Audi A8L W12 (Pictures) It has a V12 engine (750) and a manual transmission. It is one of a kind E-38 with V12 AND manual transmission." Transporter 2:?2005? D3 A8L 4.2 with W12 badging and grill. It does not have the rectangular W12 tailpipes. Audi A8 Quattro, S8 (2011-2018) - Transmission & Clutch Your manual transmission can take a heck of a beating over the years and it is one of the most neglected service areas on a car. The fluid assists in the lubrication and heat disputation of the transmission, and even though it is in a closed environment, the fluid can become old and contaminated.