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Audi V8 4.2

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 Audi V8 4.2

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, 208.0 kW / 278.9 hp / 278.9 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1991
ModelV8 4.2Issued until1993
SerieV8Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designation44/4C
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformD11Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4860 l / 171.63 cu ft / 171.63 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4874 mm / 191.9 in / 191.9 inTotal (curb) weight1712 kg / 3774 lb / 3774 lb
Width1815 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1515 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.19 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.88 m2 / 9.4 sq ft / 9.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.8 kW / 29.2 hp / 29.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeABHTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (Inline, 8 cylinder)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 supplyBosch MotronicEngine 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 ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power208.0 kW / 278.9 hp / 278.9 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)95.2 kW / 127.7 hp / 127.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output49.9 kW/l / 1.096 bhp/cu in / 1.096 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.9 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio163.7 kW/ton / 124.0 bhp/ton / 124.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 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 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7.5J x 15Wheels rear7.5J x 15
Tyres front215/60 R15Tyres rear215/60 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi V8 4.2

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