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Audi A4 Avant 2.6 Quattro

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Audi A4 Avant 2.6 Quattro

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2598 cm3 / 158.5 cu in / 158.5 cu in, 110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 225.0 N·m / 166.0 lb·ft / 166.0 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1996
ModelA4 Avant 2.6 QuattroIssued until2001
SerieA4Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation8D
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE


Base platformB5Number of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4479 mm / 176.3 in / 176.3 inTotal (curb) weight1410 kg / 3109 lb / 3109 lb
Width1733 mm / 68.2 in / 68.2 inDry weight
Height1417 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2607 mm / 102.6 in / 102.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1498 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1475 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7180667433832  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeABCTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.0185185185185
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement2598 cm3 / 158.5 cu in / 158.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity432.99 cm3/cylinder / 26.423 cu in/cylinder / 26.423 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque225.0 N·m / 166.0 lb·ft / 166.0 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output42.3 kW/l / 0.930 bhp/cu in / 0.930 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque86.6 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65 R15Tyres rear195/65 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A4 Avant 2.6 Quattro


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