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Audi A8 L 4.2 quattro

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Audi A8 L 4.2 quattro

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in, 246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 430.0 N·m / 317.2 lb·ft / 317.2 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, all 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 from2003
ModelA8 L 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5181 mm / 204.0 in / 204.0 inTotal (curb) weight1835 kg / 4045 lb / 4045 lb
Width1894 mm / 74.6 in / 74.6 inDry weight
Height1455 mm / 57.3 in / 57.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3074 mm / 121.0 in / 121.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1629 mm / 64.1 in / 64.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1615 mm / 63.6 in / 63.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.27Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.4 kW / 20.7 hp / 20.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerAudiValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity521.50 cm3/cylinder / 31.824 cu in/cylinder / 31.824 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque430.0 N·m / 317.2 lb·ft / 317.2 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output59.0 kW/l / 1.296 bhp/cu in / 1.296 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque103.1 N·m/l / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.32

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio179.8 kW/ton / 136.3 bhp/ton / 136.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.5 l/100km / 16.1 mpg-UK / 13.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.7 l/100km / 32.5 mpg-UK / 27.0 mpg-US
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 emissions286 g/km / 460 g/mi / 460 g/mi
  Range756 km / 470 mi / 470 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,4 Links, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB),ASSuspension rearIndependent, Trapezoidal link, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB),AS
Wheels front8J x 17Wheels rear8J x 17
Tyres front235/55 R 17 99 YTyres rear235/55 R 17 99 Y
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A8 L 4.2 quattro

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