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Audi A8 2.5 TDI quattro

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 Audi A8 2.5 TDI quattro

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, 132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2000
ModelA8 2.5 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) weight1735 kg / 3825 lb / 3825 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 front1599 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1591 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 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 supplyBo Diesel inj.Engine 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 ratio18.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power132.0 kW / 177.0 hp / 177.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque370.0 N·m / 272.9 lb·ft / 272.9 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
Intercoolerair/ airMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.8 kW / 100.3 hp / 100.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.9 kW/l / 1.162 bhp/cu in / 1.162 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque148.2 N·m/l / 1.30 lb·ft/cu in / 1.30 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.2

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sTop (maximal) speed224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio102.0 kW/ton / 77.3 bhp/ton / 77.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.90 s / 9.90 s / 9.90 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 emissions240 g/km / 386 g/mi / 386 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trapezoidal link, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J 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 2.5 TDI quattro

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