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Key facts

2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro information summary

What body style?
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: 6.40 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.70 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 CO2 g/km

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2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro technical specifications

Introduction

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 g/km.
2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro data
2003 Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.270
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
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) 4.50 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.40 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.70 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 17.60 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.50 s
@ 93.00 mph
Standing kilometre 27.10 s
@ 195.00 km/h
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 141.63 PS/g
104.17 kW/g
139.69 bhp/ton
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 per 100km13.4/7.5/9.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per 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 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 rack & pinion VPAS
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
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
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.

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