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Audi A8 2.5 TDi Tiptronic

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Audi A8 2.5 TDi Tiptronic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 310.0 N·m / 228.6 lb·ft / 228.6 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, semi-automatic (clutchless manual) 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 214 km/h / 133 mph / 133 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1997
ModelA8 2.5 TDi TiptronicIssued until
SerieA8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5034 mm / 198.2 in / 198.2 inTotal (curb) weight1625 kg / 3583 lb / 3583 lb
Width1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2882 mm / 113.5 in / 113.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1597 mm / 62.9 in / 62.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1586 mm / 62.4 in / 62.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.2 kW / 21.7 hp / 21.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore78.3 mm / 3.08 in / 3.08 in
FueldieselStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplydiesel pumpEngine displacement2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.386 cu in/cylinder / 25.386 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio19.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque310.0 N·m / 228.6 lb·ft / 228.6 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor type1 VTG turbochargerMaximum rpm
IntercoolerairMax. net output (power at the wheels)63.8 kW / 85.6 hp / 85.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.8 kW/l / 0.985 bhp/cu in / 0.985 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque124.2 N·m/l / 1.09 lb·ft/cu in / 1.09 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typesemi-automatic (clutchless manual)Number of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sTop (maximal) speed214 km/h / 133 mph / 133 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio92.3 kW/ton / 69.9 bhp/ton / 69.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.00 s / 11.00 s / 11.00 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension front4 Links, Double wishbonesSuspension rearTrap Links,Trans Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A8 2.5 TDi Tiptronic

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