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Audi A8 3.0

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A8 3.0

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 30-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2975 cm3 / 181.5 cu in / 181.5 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, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 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 from2008
ModelA8 3.0Issued until
SerieA8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number 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)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft

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 capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.5 kW / 23.4 hp / 23.4 hp (est.)

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 detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2975 cm3 / 181.5 cu in / 181.5 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. 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 output54.5 kW/l / 1.197 bhp/cu in / 1.197 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) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 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 emissions182 g/km / 293 g/mi / 293 g/mi
  Range938 km / 583 mi / 583 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front230/55-R17Tyres 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 3.0

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