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Audi A8 L 4.2 TDI quattro

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Audi A8 L 4.2 TDI quattro

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4134 cm3 / 252.3 cu in / 252.3 cu in, 240.1 kW / 322.0 hp / 322.0 hp @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, 650.0 N·m / 479.4 lb·ft / 479.4 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2005
ModelA8 L 4.2 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

Length5192 mm / 204.4 in / 204.4 inTotal (curb) weight1995 kg / 4398 lb / 4398 lb
Width1894 mm / 74.6 in / 74.6 inDry weight
Height1455 mm / 57.3 in / 57.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3074 mm / 121.0 in / 121.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1629 mm / 64.1 in / 64.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1615 mm / 63.6 in / 63.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.27Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.4 kW / 20.7 hp / 20.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
FueldieselStroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.87
Fuel supplycommon rail direct diesel injectionEngine displacement4134 cm3 / 252.3 cu in / 252.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity516.75 cm3/cylinder / 31.534 cu in/cylinder / 31.534 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio16.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power240.1 kW / 322.0 hp / 322.0 hp at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque650.0 N·m / 479.4 lb·ft / 479.4 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor type2 turbochargersMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)135.1 kW / 181.2 hp / 181.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output58.1 kW/l / 1.276 bhp/cu in / 1.276 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque157.2 N·m/l / 1.38 lb·ft/cu in / 1.38 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio161.4 kW/ton / 122.3 bhp/ton / 122.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.10 s / 6.10 s / 6.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.3 l/100km / 21.2 mpg-UK / 17.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions358 g/km / 576 g/mi / 576 g/mi
  Range957 km / 595 mi / 595 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Double wishbones,ASSuspension rearTzAx, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB),AS
Wheels front8J x 17 ET43Wheels rear8J x 17 ET43
Tyres front235/55 R 17 99YTyres rear235/55 R 17 99Y
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 L 4.2 TDI quattro

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