Key facts

Audi A8L W12, 2016 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5265 mm
How heavy?
2180 kg
What size engine?
6.3 litre, 6299 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, W
How much power?
500 PS / 493 bhp / 368 kW @ 6200 rpm
How much torque?
625 Nm / 461 / 63.7 kgm @ 4750 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.4 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph
How economical?
14/22/17 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined


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2016 Audi A8L W12 technical specifications


The Audi A8L W12 is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front mounted engine driving through all four wheels.
Its 6.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 12 cylinder unit that has an output of 493 bhp (500 PS/368 kW) of power at 6200 rpm, and maximum torque of 625 N·m (461 lb·ft/63.7 kgm) at 4750 rpm.
An 8 speed automatic gearbox transmits the power to the wheels.
Stated weight at the kerb is 2180 kg.
Top claimed speed is 209 km/h (130 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption figures are 14/22/17 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined.
2016 Audi A8L W12 data
Audi A8L W12, 2016 MY data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3122 122.9
Track/tread (front) 1643 64.7
Track/tread (rear) 1636 64.4
Length 5265 207.3
Width 1948 76.7
Height 1471 57.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 2180 kg 4806 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 82.2 litres 18.1 UK Gal 21.7 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.26
Frontal area 2.41
CdA 0.63
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders W 12
Capacity 6.3 litre
6299 cc
(384.389 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 90.4 mm
3.39 × 3.56 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
48 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
500 PS (493 bhp) (368 kW)
at 6200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
78.3 bhp/litre
1.28 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
625 Nm (461 ft·lb) (63.7 kgm)
at 4750 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
99.22 Nm/litre
1.2 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium alloy block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.8:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1246.9 kPa (180.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 524.92 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 229.29 PS/g
168.64 kW/g
226.15 bhp/ton
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.93 kg/kW
9.91 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 14/22/17 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km16.8/10.7/13.8 l/100km city/highway/combined
km per litre6.0/9.4/7.2 km/l city/highway/combined
UK MPG16.8/26.4/20.4 UK MPG city/highway/combined
US MPG14.0/22.0/17.0 US MPG city/highway/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 9.0 x 20
Wheel size rear 9.0 x 20
Tyres front 265/40 R 20 104H XL
Tyres rear 265/40 R 20 104H XL
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 400 mm
Rear brake diameter 356 mm
Gearbox 8 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 3.08
general ID491997
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 55.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2016 Audi A8L W12 added 2016-06-19.
Last modified 2016-12-27.

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