Technical Data - Audi A8 L 6.0 quattro

Programme for Germany - Status: April 2001

 

Model

Audi A8 L 6.0 quattro

 

Engine / electrics

 

 

 

 

Engine type

Aluminium W12 spark-ignition engine, DOHC

 

Valve gear / number of valves per cylinder

Continuously controlled camshaft phasing for inlet and exhaust valves,
roller cam followers with hydraulic compensation / 4

 

Displacement in cc / bore x stroke in mm / compression ratio

5998 / 84.0 x 90.2 / 10.75

 

Max. power output in kW (bhp) / at rpm

309 (420) / 6000 (acc. to 1999/99/EEC)

 

Max. torque in Nm / at rpm

550 / 3500-4750 (acc. to 1999/99/EEC)

 

Engine management

Motronic ME 7.1.1: fully electronic, sequential injection, coordinated engine torque control, hot-film air-mass metering, electronic accelerator, mapped ignition with static high-voltage distribution, cylinder-specific knock control using four sensors, adaptive lambda control, two control units

 

Exhaust emission control

Air-gap-insulated exhaust manifold, four 3-way catalytic converters close to the engine; two 3-way main catalytic converters, eight heated lambda sensors

 

Emission category

EU IV

 

Alternator in A / battery in A/Ah

190 / 520/110

 

Drive / transmission

 

 

 

 

Type of drive

Permanent four-wheel drive with Torsen centre differential and Electronic Stability Program ESP

 

Clutch

Hydraulic torque converter with lock-up clutch

 

Gearbox type

5-speed tiptronic with DSP (Dynamic Shift Program)

 

Gear ratio in 1st gear / 2nd gear

3.571 / 2.200

 

Gear ratio in 3rd gear / 4th gear

1.505 / 1.000

 

Gear ratio in 5th gear / reverse gear

0.804 / 4.095

 

Final drive ratio

2.909

 

Running gear / steering / brakes

 

 

 

 

Front suspension

Four-link front suspension, double upper and lower wishbones, anti-roll bar

 

Rear suspension

Self-tracking trapezoidal-link axle with wishbone, tubular anti-roll bar

 

Steering / steering ratio / turning circle in m (D102)

Maintenance-free rack-and-pinion power steering / 15.7 /

approx. 12.7

 

Brake system front/rear

Diagonally split dual circuit with ABS/EBD, brake servo; ventilated disc brakes
front and rear; 4-piston fixed caliper front brakes

 

Wheels / tyres

Forged aluminium wheels of 10-hole design; 8 J x 18 / 245/45 ZR 18

 

Performance / fuel consumption / acoustics

 

 

 

 

Maximum speed in km/h

250 (governed)

 

Acceleration 0-80 / 0-100 km/h in s

4.3 / 5.8

 

Fuel grade

Super Plus or Euro-Super unleaded, 98/95 RON

 

Fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/total, l/100 km 1)

22.9 / 9.8 / 14.6

 

                  CO2 mass emission, g/km 1)

350

 

Standing / drive-past exterior noise level in dB (A)

80 / 74

 

Servicing / warranty (in Germany)

 

 

 

 

Long-life service after a maximum of ... km

30,000 (maximum of 2 years)

 

Vehicle / paint / rust penetration warranty

1 year, unlimited distance / 3 years / 12 years

 

Insurance classification in Germany

34 (fully comprehensive) / 40 (part comprehensive) / 23 (third party)

 

Weights / loads

 

 

 

 

Unladen weight in kg / gross weight limit in kg

1980 / 2530

 

Axle load limit at front / rear in kg

1380 / 1190

 

Trailer load limit, unbraked in kg

-

 

Trailer load limit on 8% / 12% gradient, braked in kg

- / -

 

Roof load limit in kg / permissible nose weight in kg

100 / -

 

Capacities

 

 

 

 

Cooling system capacity (incl. heating) in l

15

 

Engine oil capacity (incl. filter) in l

10.5

 

Fuel tank capacity in l

92

 

Body / dimensions

 

 

 

 

Body type / number of doors / seats

Aluminium: Audi Space Frame ASF / 4 / 5

 

Drag coefficient cD / frontal area A in m2

0.308 / 2.25

 

Length (L103) / width excl. mirrors (W103) / height (H100), mm

5164 / 1880 / 1438

 

Wheelbase (L101) / track at front/rear (W101/W102), mm

3010 / 1595 / 1586

 

Height of loading lip in mm (H195)

644

 

Luggage capacity in l, acc. to VDA block method (V210)

525

 

1) acc. to 1999/100/EC

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