Key facts

Audi S8, 1996 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5034 mm
How heavy?
1720 kg
What size engine?
4.2 litre, 4172 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
340 PS / 335 bhp / 250 kW @ 6600 rpm
How much torque?
410 Nm / 302 / 41.8 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
20.8/10.5/14.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
340.0 CO2 g/km


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1996 Audi S8 technical specifications


The Audi S8 is an all wheel drive vehicle, with the motor placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
Its 8 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 4.2 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 335 bhp (340 PS/250 kW) at 6600 rpm and 410 Nm (302 lbft/41.8 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission.
Stated kerb weight is 1720 kg.
Maximum speed quoted is 250 km/h (155 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption figures are 20.8/10.5/14.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 340.0 g/km.
1996 Audi S8 data
Audi S8, 1996 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2882 113.5
Track/tread (front) 1587 62.5
Track/tread (rear) 1579 62.2
Length 5034 198.2
Width 1880 74
Height 1420 55.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1720 kg 3792 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.29
Frontal area 2.25
CdA 0.65
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4.2 litre
4172 cc
(254.591 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84.5 × 93 mm
3.33 × 3.66 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
340 PS (335 bhp) (250 kW)
at 6600 rpm
Specific output
80.3 bhp/litre
1.32 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
410 Nm (302 ft·lb) (41.8 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
98.27 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.6:1
Fuel system Bosch Motronic M5.4.1 MPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1235 kPa (179.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Other
Unitary capacity 521.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 197.47 PS/g
145.24 kW/g
194.77 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.89 kg/kW
11.5 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 20.8/10.5/14.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km20.8/10.5/14.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre4.8/9.5/7.0 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG13.6/26.9/19.8 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG11.3/22.4/16.4 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 340.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 331.76 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TzLi.TL.ARB.
Wheel size front 8J x 18
Wheel size rear 8J x 18
Tyres front 245/45 ZR 18
Tyres rear 245/45 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 4.11
general ID186725
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 35.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Audi S8 added 2008-08-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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