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Audi A8

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Audi A8

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 30-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2976 cm3 / 181.6 cu in / 181.6 cu in, 162.0 kW / 217.2 hp / 217.2 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 299.7 N·m / 221.0 lb·ft / 221.0 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, front wheel drive, consumption 12.8 l/100km / 22.1 mpg-UK / 18.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2003
ModelA8Issued until
SerieA8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5570 l / 196.70 cu ft / 196.70 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1590 l / 56.15 cu ft / 56.15 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5060 mm / 199.2 in / 199.2 inTotal (curb) weight1590 kg / 3505 lb / 3505 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity855 kg / 1885 lb / 1885 lb
Wheelbase2580 mm / 101.6 in / 101.6 inGross (max.) weight2445 kg / 5390 lb / 5390 lb
Track frontTowing weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.96  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves30
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in / 3.65 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2976 cm3 / 181.6 cu in / 181.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.07 cm3/cylinder / 30.272 cu in/cylinder / 30.272 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power162.0 kW / 217.2 hp / 217.2 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque299.7 N·m / 221.0 lb·ft / 221.0 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.8 kW / 86.9 hp / 86.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.4 kW/l / 1.196 bhp/cu in / 1.196 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.7 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel drivefront 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 ratio138.4 kW/ton / 104.9 bhp/ton / 104.9 bhp/ton
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)12.8 l/100km / 22.1 mpg-UK / 18.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions197 g/km / 317 g/mi / 317 g/mi
  Range547 km / 340 mi / 340 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/50-R16Tyres rear225/45-R17
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 A8

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