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Audi A8 4.0 TDi Quattro L

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Audi A8 4.0 TDi Quattro L

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), diesel 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3936 cm3 / 240.2 cu in / 240.2 cu in, 202.0 kW / 270.9 hp / 270.9 hp @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, 650.0 N·m / 479.4 lb·ft / 479.4 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AudiIssued from2008
ModelA8 4.0 TDi Quattro LIssued 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)2520 l / 88.99 cu ft / 88.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5190 mm / 204.3 in / 204.3 inTotal (curb) weight1944 kg / 4286 lb / 4286 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity492 kg / 1085 lb / 1085 lb
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 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 ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.36 m2 / 25.4 sq ft / 25.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.71 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.6 kW / 23.6 hp / 23.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
FueldieselStroke95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.85
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement3936 cm3 / 240.2 cu in / 240.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity492.11 cm3/cylinder / 30.030 cu in/cylinder / 30.030 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power202.0 kW / 270.9 hp / 270.9 hp at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque650.0 N·m / 479.4 lb·ft / 479.4 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.8 kW / 108.4 hp / 108.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.3 kW/l / 1.128 bhp/cu in / 1.128 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque165.1 N·m/l / 1.44 lb·ft/cu in / 1.44 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) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio141.8 kW/ton / 107.4 bhp/ton / 107.4 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)9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range938 km / 583 mi / 583 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 front235/55-R17Tyres rear235/55-R17
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 4.0 TDi Quattro L

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