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Audi A8 3.0 TDi Quattro

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A8 3.0 TDi Quattro

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2967 cm3 / 181.1 cu in / 181.1 cu in, 171.0 kW / 229.3 hp / 229.3 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 243 km/h / 151 mph / 151 mph top speed, consumption 8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelA8 3.0 TDi 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)4020 l / 141.96 cu ft / 141.96 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5060 mm / 199.2 in / 199.2 inTotal (curb) weight1836 kg / 4048 lb / 4048 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity600 kg / 1323 lb / 1323 lb
Wheelbase2950 mm / 116.1 in / 116.1 inGross (max.) weight2436 kg / 5370 lb / 5370 lb
Track frontTowing weight2304 kg / 5079 lb / 5079 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

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 cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
FueldieselStroke91.4 mm / 3.60 in / 3.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2967 cm3 / 181.1 cu in / 181.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity494.53 cm3/cylinder / 30.178 cu in/cylinder / 30.178 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power171.0 kW / 229.3 hp / 229.3 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft at 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm / 1400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.4 kW / 91.7 hp / 91.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.6 kW/l / 1.266 bhp/cu in / 1.266 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque151.7 N·m/l / 1.33 lb·ft/cu in / 1.33 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) speed243 km/h / 151 mph / 151 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio127.3 kW/ton / 96.5 bhp/ton / 96.5 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)8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions182 g/km / 293 g/mi / 293 g/mi
  Range1071 km / 666 mi / 666 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/60-R16Tyres rear235/60-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Audi A8 3.0 TDi Quattro

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