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Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 8-cylinder V engine, 4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in, 224.0 kW / 300.4 hp / 300.4 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from1996
ModelA8 4.2 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)
Passenger space (volume)4480 l / 158.21 cu ft / 158.21 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5040 mm / 198.4 in / 198.4 inTotal (curb) weight1720 kg / 3792 lb / 3792 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity89 l / 19.6 UK gal / 23.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore84.6 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
FuelStroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity522.77 cm3/cylinder / 31.901 cu in/cylinder / 31.901 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power224.0 kW / 300.4 hp / 300.4 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.8 kW / 112.4 hp / 112.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.7 kW/l / 1.180 bhp/cu in / 1.180 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.9 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 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)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sPower-to-weight ratio176.9 kW/ton / 134.0 bhp/ton / 134.0 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
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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