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Audi A8 6.0 Quattro

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A8 6.0 Quattro

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) W engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5996 cm3 / 365.9 cu in / 365.9 cu in, 331.0 kW / 443.9 hp / 443.9 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 580.0 N·m / 427.8 lb·ft / 427.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 13.8 l/100km / 20.5 mpg-UK / 17.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelA8 6.0 QuattroIssued until
SerieA8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2520 l / 88.99 cu ft / 88.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5070 mm / 199.6 in / 199.6 inTotal (curb) weight1995 kg / 4398 lb / 4398 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity550 kg / 1213 lb / 1213 lb
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 inGross (max.) weight2545 kg / 5611 lb / 5611 lb
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 ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.5 kW / 23.4 hp / 23.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine TypeW engine (W-engine)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5996 cm3 / 365.9 cu in / 365.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.87 cm3/cylinder / 30.504 cu in/cylinder / 30.504 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power331.0 kW / 443.9 hp / 443.9 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque580.0 N·m / 427.8 lb·ft / 427.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)132.4 kW / 177.6 hp / 177.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.2 kW/l / 1.213 bhp/cu in / 1.213 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.7 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
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 ratio225.6 kW/ton / 170.9 bhp/ton / 170.9 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)13.8 l/100km / 20.5 mpg-UK / 17.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range652 km / 405 mi / 405 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/45-R18Tyres rear255/45-R18
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A8 6.0 Quattro

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