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Audi S8 4.2 V8 (340 HP)

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Audi S8 4.2 V8 (340 HP)

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, 250.0 kW / 335.3 hp / 335.3 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1996
ModelS8 4.2 V8 (340 HP)Issued until1999
SerieS8Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationD2
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformD2Number 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) weight1720 kg / 3792 lb / 3792 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 capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7467036780014  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 ratio0.90860215053763
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity521.54 cm3/cylinder / 31.826 cu in/cylinder / 31.826 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power250.0 kW / 335.3 hp / 335.3 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output59.9 kW/l / 1.317 bhp/cu in / 1.317 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque98.3 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/45 R18Tyres rear245/45 R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi S8 4.2 V8 (340 HP)

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