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Audi A8 3.9 D

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Audi A8 3.9 D

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3936 cm3 / 240.2 cu in / 240.2 cu in, 206.0 kW / 276.3 hp / 276.3 hp @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, 650.0 N·m / 479.4 lb·ft / 479.4 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 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 3.9 DIssued 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)5570 l / 196.70 cu ft / 196.70 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1120 l / 39.55 cu ft / 39.55 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5060 mm / 199.2 in / 199.2 inTotal (curb) weight1880 kg / 4145 lb / 4145 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity660 kg / 1455 lb / 1455 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight2540 kg / 5600 lb / 5600 lb
Track frontTowing weight2300 kg / 5071 lb / 5071 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

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 valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore81.1 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
FueldieselStroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.85
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement3936 cm3 / 240.2 cu in / 240.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity493.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.105 cu in/cylinder / 30.105 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power206.0 kW / 276.3 hp / 276.3 hp at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque650.0 N·m / 479.4 lb·ft / 479.4 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)105.3 kW / 141.1 hp / 141.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.150 bhp/cu in / 1.150 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque165.1 N·m/l / 1.44 lb·ft/cu in / 1.44 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.50 s / 4.50 s / 4.50 sTop (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sPower-to-weight ratio148.9 kW/ton / 112.8 bhp/ton / 112.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)13.4 l/100km / 21.1 mpg-UK / 17.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 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 emissions259 g/km / 417 g/mi / 417 g/mi
  Range938 km / 583 mi / 583 mi

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
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 3.9 D

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