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Audi A8 3.7 Quattro

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 Audi A8 3.7 Quattro

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3697 cm3 / 225.6 cu in / 225.6 cu in, 202.0 kW / 270.9 hp / 270.9 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 360.0 N·m / 265.5 lb·ft / 265.5 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.7 l/100km / 24.1 mpg-UK / 20.1 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2005
ModelA8 3.7 QuattroIssued 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) weight1770 kg / 3902 lb / 3902 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight2300 kg / 5071 lb / 5071 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.4 mm / 3.24 in / 3.24 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3697 cm3 / 225.6 cu in / 225.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity462.09 cm3/cylinder / 28.198 cu in/cylinder / 28.198 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power202.0 kW / 270.9 hp / 270.9 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque360.0 N·m / 265.5 lb·ft / 265.5 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.8 kW / 35.9 hp / 35.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.6 kW/l / 1.201 bhp/cu in / 1.201 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque97.4 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio155.4 kW/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton / 117.7 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)11.7 l/100km / 24.1 mpg-UK / 20.1 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions274 g/km / 441 g/mi / 441 g/mi (est.)
  Range769 km / 478 mi / 478 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/55-R17Tyres rear205/55-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 3.7 Quattro

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