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Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in, 246.0 kW / 329.9 hp / 329.9 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2004
ModelA8 4.2 QuattroIssued until
SerieA8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
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) weight1776 kg / 3915 lb / 3915 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity606 kg / 1336 lb / 1336 lb
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight2382 kg / 5251 lb / 5251 lb
Track frontTowing weight2304 kg / 5079 lb / 5079 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)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)Stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity521.54 cm3/cylinder / 31.826 cu in/cylinder / 31.826 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power246.0 kW / 329.9 hp / 329.9 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)98.4 kW / 132.0 hp / 132.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output59.0 kW/l / 1.296 bhp/cu in / 1.296 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque107.9 N·m/l / 0.94 lb·ft/cu in / 0.94 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)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio189.3 kW/ton / 143.4 bhp/ton / 143.4 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)11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions278 g/km / 448 g/mi / 448 g/mi (est.)
  Range756 km / 470 mi / 470 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/55-R17Tyres rear215/55-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 4.2 Quattro

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