2017 Audi A8 50 TDI quattro

The A8 50 TDI quattro is an all wheel drive saloon (sedan) road car with a front positioned engine, produced by Audi. Its engine is a turbocharged diesel, 3 litre, double overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 282 bhp (286 PS/210 kW) of power at 3750-4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 600 N·m (443 lb·ft/61.2 kgm) at 1250-3250 rpm. This power is supplied to the wheels through an 8 speed automatic transmission. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 2050 kg. Top quoted speed is 250 km/h (155 mph), official fuel consumption is 6.3/5.1/5.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 145.0 g/km.

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2017 Audi A8 50 TDI quattro information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5172 mm
How heavy?
2050 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2967 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
286 PS / 282 bhp / 210 kW @ 3750-4000 rpm
How much torque?
600 Nm / 443 ft.lb / 61.2 kgm @ 1250-3250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.9 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
6.3/5.1/5.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
145.0 CO2 g/km

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2017 Audi A8 50 TDI quattro data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2998 mm 118 inches
Track/tread (front) 1644 mm 64.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1633 mm 64.3 inches
Length 5172 mm 203.6 inches
Width 1945 mm 76.6 inches
Height 1473 mm 58 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 2050 kg 4519 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.26
Frontal area 2.43
CdA 0.63
engine
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer Audi
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3 litre
2967 cc
(181.057 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 91.4 mm
3.27 × 3.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW)
at 3750-4000 rpm
Specific output 95 bhp/litre
1.56 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 600 Nm (443 ft·lb) (61.2 kgm)
at 1250-3250 rpm
Specific torque 202.22 Nm/litre
2.44 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 16:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2541.2 kPa (368.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 494.5 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 139.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
102.58 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
137.56 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.75 kg/kW
16.28 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.3/5.1/5.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km6.3/5.1/5.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre15.9/19.6/17.9 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG44.8/55.4/50.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG37.3/46.1/42.0 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 145.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 148.40 g/km
VED band (UK) F
CO2 Effizienz (DE) A
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 17
Wheel size rear 8.0J x 17
Tyres front 235/60 R 17 106W
Tyres rear 235/60 R 17 106W
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 2.50
general
Carfolio.com ID530607
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2017 Audi A8 50 TDI quattro added 2017-09-30.
Last modified 2017-09-30.