2017 Audi A8 L 55 TFSI quattro

The Audi A8 L 55 TFSI quattro is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front located engine supplying power to all four wheels. It is powered by a turbocharged engine of 3 litre capacity. This powerplant features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It develops 335 bhp (340 PS/250 kW) of power at 5000-6400 rpm, and maximum torque of 500 N·m (369 lb·ft/51 kgm) at 1370-4500 rpm. This power is transmitted to the wheels through an 8 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 2020 kg. Top quoted speed is 250 km/h, which equates to 155 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption figures are 10.1/6.0/7.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 171.0 g/km.

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Key facts

2017 Audi A8 L 55 TFSI quattro information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5302 mm
How heavy?
2020 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2995 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
340 PS / 335 bhp / 250 kW @ 5000-6400 rpm
How much torque?
500 Nm / 369 ft.lb / 51 kgm @ 1370-4500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.7 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
10.1/6.0/7.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
171.0 CO2 g/km

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2017 Audi A8 L 55 TFSI quattro data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3128 mm 123.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1644 mm 64.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1633 mm 64.3 inches
Length 5302 mm 208.7 inches
Width 1945 mm 76.6 inches
Height 1488 mm 58.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 2020 kg 4453 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.27
Frontal area 2.43
CdA 0.66
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3 litre
2995 cc
(182.766 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84.5 × 89 mm
3.33 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 340 PS (335 bhp) (250 kW)
at 5000-6400 rpm
Specific output 111.9 bhp/litre
1.83 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 500 Nm (369 ft·lb) (51 kgm)
at 1370-4500 rpm
Specific torque 166.94 Nm/litre
2.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.2:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2097.9 kPa (304.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.17 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 168.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
123.67 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
165.84 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.09 kg/kW
13.51 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 10.1/6.0/7.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km10.1/6.0/7.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre9.9/16.7/13.3 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG28.0/47.1/37.7 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG23.3/39.2/31.4 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 171.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 174.00 g/km
VED band (UK) H
CO2 Effizienz (DE) B
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8.0J x 18
Wheel size rear 8.0J x 18
Tyres front 235/55 R 18 104Y
Tyres rear 235/55 R 18 104Y
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 8 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID530596
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 26.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2017 Audi A8 L 55 TFSI quattro added 2017-09-30.
Last modified 2017-09-30.