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Audi A8 2.5 TDI

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Audi A8 2.5 TDI

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder V engine, 2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in, 112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 310.0 N·m / 228.6 lb·ft / 228.6 lb·ft @ 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1997
ModelA8 2.5 TDIIssued 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)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5040 mm / 198.4 in / 198.4 inTotal (curb) weight1595 kg / 3516 lb / 3516 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore78.3 mm / 3.08 in / 3.08 in
FuelStroke86.4 mm / 3.40 in / 3.40 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.03 cm3/cylinder / 25.388 cu in/cylinder / 25.388 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio19.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque310.0 N·m / 228.6 lb·ft / 228.6 lb·ft at 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm / 1500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.7 kW / 30.5 hp / 30.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.9 kW/l / 0.987 bhp/cu in / 0.987 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque124.3 N·m/l / 1.09 lb·ft/cu in / 1.09 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sTop (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.4 kW/ton / 72.3 bhp/ton / 72.3 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A8 2.5 TDI

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