2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine powering all four wheels. The 3.9 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 8 cylinder that has an output of 271 bhp (275 PS/202 kW) of power at 3750 rpm, and maximum torque of 650 N·m (479 lb·ft/66.3 kgm) at 1800-2500 rpm. A 6 speed automatic gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. Having a stated kerb weight of 1940 kg, the Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro manages to cover the 0-60 mph dash in 6.4 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 15.5 seconds. Maximum speed claimed is 250 km/h (155 mph), manufacturer claimed fuel consumption figures are 13.4/7.5/9.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 259.0 g/km.

Pictures

Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro -
Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro
Image courtesy of Audi
Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro -
Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro
Image courtesy of Audi

Key facts

2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5051 mm
How heavy?
1940 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3936 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
275 PS / 271 bhp / 202 kW @ 3750 rpm
How much torque?
650 Nm / 479 ft.lb / 66.3 kgm @ 1800-2500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.4 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.7 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
13.4/7.5/9.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
259.0 CO2 g/km

Audi A8 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 7CVT 2773 cm3 210 PS 207 bhp 154 kW 199.0 CO2 1690 kg
Audi A8 4.2 FSI quattro -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 4163 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 259.0 CO2 1800 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF CVT 3123 cm3 260 PS 256 bhp 191 kW 235.0 CO2 1690 kg
Audi A8 3.2 FSI quattro -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 3123 cm3 260 PS 256 bhp 191 kW 264.0 CO2 1785 kg
Audi A8 4.2 TDI quattro -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 4134 cm3 326 PS 322 bhp 240 kW 358.0 CO2 1945 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 6CVT 2976 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 230.0 CO2 1670 kg
Audi A8 3.0 TDI quattro -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 2967 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 226.0 CO2 1830 kg
Audi A8 3.7 quattro -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 3697 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 281.0 CO2 1770 kg
Audi A8 4.2 quattro -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 4172 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW 286.0 CO2 1780 kg

Similar models

BMW 740d -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 3901 cm3 258 PS 254.5 bhp 190 kW 259.0 CO2 2090 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 4423 cm3 300 PS 296 bhp 221 kW 251.0 CO2 2040 kg
Hyundai HCD-7 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5A 4498 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
Mercedes-Benz E 400 CDI -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3996 cm3 260 PS 256 bhp 191 kW 1835 kg
Mercedes-Benz Vision CLS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 7A 265 PS 261 bhp 195 kW
2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2944 115.9
Track/tread (front) 1629 64.1
Track/tread (rear) 1615 63.6
Length 5051 198.9
Width 1894 74.6
Height 1444 56.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1940 kg 4277
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.27
Frontal area 2.31
CdA 0.62
engine
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3.9 litre
3936 cc
(240.189 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 95.5 mm
3.19 × 3.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 275 PS (271 bhp) (202 kW)
at 3750 rpm
Specific output 68.9 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 650 Nm (479 ft·lb) (66.3 kgm)
at 1800-2500 rpm
Specific torque 165.14 Nm/litre
2 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 17.5:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2075.2 kPa (301 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 492 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 17.60 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.5 s
@ 93 mph
Standing kilometre 27.1 s
@ 195 km/h
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 141.63 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
104.17 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
139.69 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.6 kg/kW
16.04 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 13.4/7.5/9.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.4/7.5/9.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre7.5/13.3/10.4 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG21.1/37.7/29.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG17.6/31.4/24.5 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 259.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 254.40 g/km
VED band (UK) M
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.4Li.DW.ARB.AS.
Rear suspension I.TzLi.W.ARB.AS.
Wheel size front 8J x 17
Wheel size rear 8J x 17
Tyres front 235/55 R 17 99Y
Tyres rear 235/55 R 17 99Y
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 6
Top gear ratio 0.69
Final drive ratio 2.90
general
Carfolio.com ID109956
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro added 2003-04-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.