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Audi A8 3.0 Multitronic

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Audi A8 3.0 Multitronic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder 30-valve V engine, 2974 cm3 / 181.5 cu in / 181.5 cu in, 161.0 kW / 215.9 hp / 215.9 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 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 3.0 MultitronicIssued 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)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 capacity
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

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 constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
FuelStroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in / 3.65 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2974 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 DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power161.0 kW / 215.9 hp / 215.9 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.9 kW / 37.4 hp / 37.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.1 kW/l / 1.190 bhp/cu in / 1.190 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.9 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sTop (maximal) speed242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio131.1 kW/ton / 99.3 bhp/ton / 99.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)13.7 l/100km / 20.6 mpg-UK / 17.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US
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 emissions230 g/km / 370 g/mi / 370 g/mi
  Range938 km / 583 mi / 583 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-R17Tyres rear215/55-R16
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 Multitronic

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