Ferrari F12 BERLINETTA User Manual

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Ferrari F12 BERLINETTA User Manual

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has a beautiful look, powerful speed, and a very comfortable interior. It replaced the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and was shown for the first time in 2012.
The F12 Berlinetta has a striking combination of aerodynamic beauty and aggressive styling on the outside. It looks good and drives well thanks to its smooth lines, sculpted chassis, and wide stance. Aerodynamics had a big impact on how the car was made, which improved wind and downforce.
The F12 Berlinetta has a 6.3-liter V12 engine that is naturally aspirated and gives exhilarating speed. With a top output of over 700 horsepower, this engine has a lot of power and an exciting sound. The F12 Berlinetta has a dual-clutch gearbox with seven speeds that lets you change gears quickly and smoothly. The F12 Berlinetta’s cabin is a mix of luxury and sporty style. It is made of high-quality materials, like fine leather and parts made of carbon fibre. The driver-focused cockpit makes it easy to reach important buttons and gives you a comfortable place to sit on long trips.


The high-quality level of the vehicle is subject to constant technological improvements. Therefore, there may be differences between this manual and your vehicle.
The Ferrari Sales and Service Network will provide you with all the information on any updates.
All specifications and illustrations contained in this manual are accurate as of the date of printing.

Spare parts

When replacing parts or topping up with lubricants and fluids, we recommend that you use original spare parts and lubricants and fluids recommended by Ferrari.

Warranty Booklet

Each new vehicle comes with a “Warranty Booklet”. This contains the vehicle’s warranty validity conditions.
This warranty does not affect the buyer’s statutory rights as a consumer, which derive from binding legal norms in his or her favor, in the various states or countries, or from European Union regulations, towards the Dealer. The Warranty Booklet also contains the routine maintenance indicated in the “Maintenance Schedule”.


The information in this manual is necessary for the use and proper care of the vehicle. In addition, Customers will get maximum satisfaction and results from the vehicle if they carefully follow the instructions contained in it. We recommend that you have all the checks and services performed at Ferrari Authorised Workshops since they have highly skilled staff and the necessary equipment.

In the case of erroneous maintenance or repairs (that do not conform to the technical repair standards and procedures adopted by Ferrari), undertaken by independent repair centres, particularly if concerning safety systems or safety, Ferrari may decide to not carry out further repairs on the vehicle, unless the vehicle is restored so that it conforms to original parameters. The Customer Care Service, is available at the numbers indicated
in the “Reference Guide” booklet enclosed with the vehicle documents, can provide information on the location of Ferrari Dealers and Authorised Service Centres.
The Ferrari Technical Service Department is at your complete disposal for any information and advice. If you have any doubts about the information provided in this manual or how to use or operate the vehicle, please contact the Ferrari Service Network.

Consulting the manual
To facilitate reading the manual, the topics have been divided into sections and chapters.

  1. General
    Provides general information about your vehicle.
  2. Safety
    Describes the main safety systems in the vehicle.
  3. About your Vehicle
    Provides all necessary information for use of the vehicle.
  4. Advice for Emergency Situations
    Provides useful advice for solving problems that may occur.
  5. Care of the vehicle
    Provides advice for cleaning, care and routine maintenance of your vehicle.
  6. Glossary
    Explains the main technical concepts.
  7. Table of Contents
    Allows you to quickly identify and locate the information required.

Extreme caution required: failure to comply with the instructions could constitute a serious risk to personal safety and vehicle protection!

Driving style

  • Do not accelerate during the starting procedure
  • Do not warm up the engine when the vehicle is stationary
  • Drive carefully and keep a safety distance that corresponds to the driving speed
  • Avoid sudden and frequent acceleration or braking
  • Turn off the engine if the vehicle is kept stationary for long periods of time.
  • Shift gears using only 2/3 of the speed permitted for each gear
  • Use the air conditioning in moderation
  • A driving style like that described above protects the vehicle from premature wear and tear, makes driving safer and does not subject the vehicle to undue fatigue.

Important note
The vehicle is equipped with exhaust gas control and monitoring systems which must always be kept in perfect working order and controlled regularly.

Use of the vehicle

  • Avoid using the vehicle for short trips
  • Check that the tyre pressure is correct
  • Check the fuel consumption
  • Proper periodic maintenance will contribute to preserving your vehicle in full working order and to protecting the environment. We therefore advise you to respect the service due dates indicated in the “Maintenance Schedule”.

End-of-life vehicle collection service (applies to EU countries only)
For many years, Ferrari has been globally committed to respecting and protecting the environment by constantly improving its manufacturing processes and developing increasingly eco-compatible products. Regulations for the treatment of end-of-life vehicles, implemented in response to the terms of EU Directive 2000/53, require that producers (manufacturers and official importers) collect all the vehicles introduced on the market by the producers themselves at the end of their life cycle, and ensure that these vehicles are processed in an environmentally compatible manner.

Therefore, to dispose of your end-of-life vehicle at no additional cost (with the exception of a de-registration fee and any transport costs), contact your nearest Ferrari dealer who is responsible for taking the vehicle to one of the authorised collection and disposal centres which have all been selected to guarantee a service that meets quality standards for the collection, treatment and recovery of recyclable materials without harming the environment.
For further information, visit

To dispose of a Ferrari end-of-life vehicle, the vehicle must be:

  • complete, containing the essential components including engine, transmission, bodywork, ECUs and catalytic converter;
  • free from additional waste.

Ferrari is committed to offering its clients a geographically extensive and, as a result, better service, and thanks you for your cooperation in this environmental challenge. Bear in mind that specific regulations govern the disposal of vehicle parts including batteries, tyres, used oil, etc.
Please contact the Ferrari Service Network for more information.

Vehicle keys
The vehicle is delivered with two identical keys that can be used for:

  • central door locking;
  • starting the vehicle;
  • activating/deactivating the alarm system;
  • opening the luggage compartment lid.

Important note
If the keys are lost or stolen, you can request a duplicate from the Ferrari Service Network (see the “Duplicating the keys” section on page 16).

The code numbers on the CODE CARD must always be kept in a safe and protected place, not accessible to others.

When starting the engine, press the ENGINE START button on the steering wheel:

  1. If the code is recognized, the CODE warning light A on the instrument panel turns off when the check procedure has been completed, whereas the EOBD warning light B turns off when the engine is started once the ECU has completed its diagnostic cycle; in these conditions, the protection system has recognised the key code and deactivated the immobilizer.
  2. If the CODE warning light A stays on, it means that the code has not been recognized. If this occurs, it is advisable to turn the key back to position 0 and then back to II; if the immobilizer device remains active, try with the other key provided.


1. What is the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta?

The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a high-performance grand tourer produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari. It was introduced as the successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano.

2. What type of engine does the F12 Berlinetta have?

The F12 Berlinetta is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine, producing impressive horsepower and torque.

3. How much horsepower does the F12 Berlinetta produce?

The V12 engine in the F12 Berlinetta produces around 731 horsepower (740 CV) in most versions.

4. What is the top speed of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta?

The F12 Berlinetta has a top speed of approximately 211 mph (340 km/h), making it one of the fastest Ferrari models.

5. How does the F12 Berlinetta accelerate from 0 to 60 mph?

The F12 Berlinetta can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.1 seconds, showcasing its impressive performance capabilities.

6. Is the F12 Berlinetta rear-wheel drive?

Yes, the F12 Berlinetta is a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, which enhances its dynamic driving experience.

7. What type of transmission does the F12 Berlinetta use?

The F12 Berlinetta is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for smooth and rapid gear changes.

8. Does the F12 Berlinetta have a manual transmission option?

No, the F12 Berlinetta is only available with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.

9. What are some of the distinctive design features of the F12 Berlinetta?

The F12 Berlinetta features a striking and aerodynamic design with sharp lines, a sculpted hood, and a distinctive rear end with quad taillights.

10. What type of suspension system does the F12 Berlinetta use?

The F12 Berlinetta employs a magnetorheological suspension system that adjusts damping based on road conditions and driving modes.

11. How is the interior of the F12 Berlinetta designed?

The interior of the F12 Berlinetta is focused on driver engagement, with a combination of luxurious materials and sporty elements.

12. Does the F12 Berlinetta offer advanced technology features?

Yes, the F12 Berlinetta comes with various technology features, including a touchscreen infotainment system, navigation, and advanced driver assistance systems.

13. What is the weight distribution of the F12 Berlinetta?

The F12 Berlinetta boasts a nearly perfect 46/54 front-to-rear weight distribution, contributing to its balanced handling.

14. Are there different variants or special editions of the F12 Berlinetta?

Yes, Ferrari has introduced various limited editions and performance-focused variants of the F12 Berlinetta, such as the F12tdf.

15. Is the F12 Berlinetta a collectible model?

Yes, due to its potent performance, stunning design, and being part of Ferrari’s lineup, the F12 Berlinetta is often considered a desirable and potentially collectible model among enthusiasts.

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