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Audi S8

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Audi S8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in, 253.5 kW / 339.9 hp / 339.9 hp @ 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm, 410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1997
ModelS8Issued until
SerieS8Number 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) weight1750 kg / 3858 lb / 3858 lb
Width1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2882 mm / 113.5 in / 113.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1587 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1579 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyBo Motronic M5.4.1 MPFiEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity521.50 cm3/cylinder / 31.824 cu in/cylinder / 31.824 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power253.5 kW / 339.9 hp / 339.9 hp at 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)107.9 kW / 144.6 hp / 144.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.8 kW/l / 1.335 bhp/cu in / 1.335 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.3 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio194.3 kW/ton / 147.2 bhp/ton / 147.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.80 s / 6.80 s / 6.80 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trapezoidal link, Transverse leaf spring, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi S8

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