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Audi A8 3.0

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Audi A8 3.0

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, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 8200 rpm / 8200 rpm / 8200 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed, consumption 9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2003
ModelA8 3.0Issued until
SerieA8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4250 l / 150.09 cu ft / 150.09 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5060 mm / 199.2 in / 199.2 inTotal (curb) weight1670 kg / 3682 lb / 3682 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity600 kg / 1323 lb / 1323 lb
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight2270 kg / 5004 lb / 5004 lb
Track frontTowing weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

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 constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2976 cm3 / 181.6 cu in / 181.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power162.0 kW / 217.2 hp / 217.2 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 8200 rpm / 8200 rpm / 8200 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 torque100.8 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 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)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio131.7 kW/ton / 99.8 bhp/ton / 99.8 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)9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions225 g/km / 361 g/mi / 361 g/mi (est.)
  Range729 km / 453 mi / 453 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/55-R17Tyres rear225/55-R16
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 3.0

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