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Audi A8 3.3 TDi quattro

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Audi A8 3.3 TDi quattro

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3328 cm3 / 203.1 cu in / 203.1 cu in, 164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 480.0 N·m / 354.0 lb·ft / 354.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed, consumption 9.7 l/100km / 29.1 mpg-UK / 24.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1999
ModelA8 3.3 TDi quattroIssued 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) weight1860 kg / 4101 lb / 4101 lb
Width1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inDry weight
Height1438 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2882 mm / 113.5 in / 113.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1593 mm / 62.7 in / 62.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1584 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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
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 supplyBo EDC-15 C direct inj.Engine displacement3328 cm3 / 203.1 cu in / 203.1 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 ratio18.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power164.8 kW / 221.0 hp / 221.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque480.0 N·m / 354.0 lb·ft / 354.0 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor type2 VTG turbochargersMaximum rpm
Intercoolerwater-cooledMax. net output (power at the wheels)95.3 kW / 127.8 hp / 127.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output49.5 kW/l / 1.088 bhp/cu in / 1.088 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque144.2 N·m/l / 1.26 lb·ft/cu in / 1.26 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sTop (maximal) speed242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio118.8 kW/ton / 90.0 bhp/ton / 90.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.8 l/100km / 20.5 mpg-UK / 17.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.3 l/100km / 38.7 mpg-UK / 32.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.7 l/100km / 29.1 mpg-UK / 24.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions261 g/km / 420 g/mi / 420 g/mi
  Range928 km / 577 mi / 577 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,Trap Links, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 16Wheels rear7.5J x 16
Tyres front225/60 R 16 WTyres rear225/60 R 16 W
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 3.3 TDi quattro

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