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Audi A8 L W12

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A8 L W12

4-door 4-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) W engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5998 cm3 / 366.0 cu in / 366.0 cu in, 335.0 kW / 449.2 hp / 449.2 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 580.4 N·m / 428.1 lb·ft / 428.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 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 L W12Issued until
SerieA8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAudi AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)425 l / 15.01 cu ft / 15.01 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3030 l / 107.00 cu ft / 107.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5200 mm / 204.7 in / 204.7 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 inGross (max.) weight2145 kg / 4729 lb / 4729 lb
Track frontTowing weight
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 ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.36 m2 / 25.4 sq ft / 25.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

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 supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement5998 cm3 / 366.0 cu in / 366.0 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 ratio
SumpMax. output power335.0 kW / 449.2 hp / 449.2 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque580.4 N·m / 428.1 lb·ft / 428.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)134.0 kW / 179.7 hp / 179.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.9 kW/l / 1.227 bhp/cu in / 1.227 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.8 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)11.2 l/100km / 25.2 mpg-UK / 21.0 mpg-US
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 emissions323 g/km / 520 g/mi / 520 g/mi (est.)
  Range652 km / 405 mi / 405 mi

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/40-R19Tyres rear255/40-R19
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A8 L W12

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