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Audi A8 3.7

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Audi A8 3.7

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3697 cm3 / 225.6 cu in / 225.6 cu in, 169.3 kW / 227.0 hp / 227.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 315.0 N·m / 232.3 lb·ft / 232.3 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 247 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1996
ModelA8 3.7Issued 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) weight1645 kg / 3627 lb / 3627 lb
Width1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2882 mm / 113.5 in / 113.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1591 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 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)0.3Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.9 kW / 22.7 hp / 22.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Type Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.4 mm / 3.24 in / 3.24 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyMotronic fuel injectionEngine displacement3697 cm3 / 225.6 cu in / 225.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity462.13 cm3/cylinder / 28.201 cu in/cylinder / 28.201 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power169.3 kW / 227.0 hp / 227.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque315.0 N·m / 232.3 lb·ft / 232.3 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.7 kW / 108.2 hp / 108.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.8 kW/l / 1.006 bhp/cu in / 1.006 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque85.2 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.09

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed247 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio138.0 kW/ton / 104.6 bhp/ton / 104.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.70 s / 8.70 s / 8.70 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 emissions288 g/km / 463 g/mi / 463 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7½J x 16Wheels rear7½J 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 3.7

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