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Audi A6 S6

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A6 S6

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5202 cm3 / 317.4 cu in / 317.4 cu in, 320.0 kW / 429.1 hp / 429.1 hp @ 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm, 540.0 N·m / 398.3 lb·ft / 398.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 13.4 l/100km / 21.1 mpg-UK / 17.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelA6 S6Issued until
SerieA6Number 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)546 l / 19.28 cu ft / 19.28 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2520 l / 88.99 cu ft / 88.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)546 l / 19.28 cu ft / 19.28 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4920 mm / 193.7 in / 193.7 inTotal (curb) weight1910 kg / 4211 lb / 4211 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity580 kg / 1279 lb / 1279 lb
Wheelbase2850 mm / 112.2 in / 112.2 inGross (max.) weight2490 kg / 5490 lb / 5490 lb
Track frontTowing weight2100 kg / 4630 lb / 4630 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.32 m2 / 25.0 sq ft / 25.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.70 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.3 kW / 23.2 hp / 23.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (V10)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in / 3.65 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5202 cm3 / 317.4 cu in / 317.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity520.42 cm3/cylinder / 31.758 cu in/cylinder / 31.758 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power320.0 kW / 429.1 hp / 429.1 hp at 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque540.0 N·m / 398.3 lb·ft / 398.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)128.0 kW / 171.7 hp / 171.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output61.5 kW/l / 1.352 bhp/cu in / 1.352 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque103.8 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 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 ratio227.7 kW/ton / 172.5 bhp/ton / 172.5 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)13.4 l/100km / 21.1 mpg-UK / 17.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions312 g/km / 502 g/mi / 502 g/mi
  Range597 km / 371 mi / 371 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front265/35-R19Tyres rear265/35-R19
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A6 S6

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