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Volkswagen Phaeton V8

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Volkswagen Phaeton V8

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 13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from2003
ModelPhaeton V8Issued until
SeriePhaetonNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5055 mm / 199.0 in / 199.0 inTotal (curb) weight2257 kg / 4976 lb / 4976 lb
Width1903 mm / 74.9 in / 74.9 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2881 mm / 113.4 in / 113.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1628 mm / 64.1 in / 64.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1612 mm / 63.5 in / 63.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.36 m2 / 25.4 sq ft / 25.4 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.73 m2 / 7.9 sq ft / 7.9 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.1 kW / 24.3 hp / 24.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerVWValves 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 supplyEFiEngine displacement4172 cm3 / 254.6 cu in / 254.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary 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)135.2 kW / 181.3 hp / 181.3 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) ratio3.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio146.2 kW/ton / 110.8 bhp/ton / 110.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)18.9 l/100km / 14.9 mpg-UK / 12.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions314 g/km / 505 g/mi / 505 g/mi
  Range687 km / 427 mi / 427 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7.5J x 17Wheels rear7.5J x 17
Tyres front235/55 R 17 YTyres rear235/55 R 17 Y
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front360 mm / 14.2 in / 14.2 inBrake diameter rear310 mm / 12.2 in / 12.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Phaeton V8

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