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Audi A8 2.8

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Audi A8 2.8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 30-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2771 cm3 / 169.1 cu in / 169.1 cu in, 280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 236 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1998
ModelA8 2.8Issued 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) weight1510 kg / 3329 lb / 3329 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 front1597 mm / 62.9 in / 62.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1586 mm / 62.4 in / 62.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 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 cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves30
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95
Fuel supplyBosch Motronic ME 7.1 electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement2771 cm3 / 169.1 cu in / 169.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity461.83 cm3/cylinder / 28.183 cu in/cylinder / 28.183 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)77.3 kW / 103.6 hp / 103.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque101.0 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed236 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio125.8 kW/ton / 95.3 bhp/ton / 95.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.40 s / 8.40 s / 8.40 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 emissions238 g/km / 383 g/mi / 383 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Upper & lower wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trapezoidal link, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J 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 2.8

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