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Audi A8 3.7 Quattro

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Audi A8 3.7 Quattro

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3697 cm3 / 225.6 cu in / 225.6 cu in, 206.0 kW / 276.3 hp / 276.3 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 360.0 N·m / 265.5 lb·ft / 265.5 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four 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 from2006
ModelA8 3.7 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)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4250 l / 150.09 cu ft / 150.09 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) weight1770 kg / 3902 lb / 3902 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.) weight2370 kg / 5225 lb / 5225 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 ratio1.72  

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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionBore84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.4 mm / 3.24 in / 3.24 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3697 cm3 / 225.6 cu in / 225.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity462.09 cm3/cylinder / 28.198 cu in/cylinder / 28.198 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power206.0 kW / 276.3 hp / 276.3 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque360.0 N·m / 265.5 lb·ft / 265.5 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.4 kW / 43.5 hp / 43.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.7 kW/l / 1.224 bhp/cu in / 1.224 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque97.4 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)5.60 s / 5.60 s / 5.60 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio158.2 kW/ton / 119.9 bhp/ton / 119.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)17.3 l/100km / 16.3 mpg-UK / 13.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 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 emissions278 g/km / 448 g/mi / 448 g/mi (est.)
  Range756 km / 470 mi / 470 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/55R17YTyres rear235/55R17Y
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 3.7 Quattro

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