Audi S8 (D2) 4.2 V8 Quattro (340 hp, petrol, 1996) - Technical data, specifications, characteristics

sedan (saloon), 4 doors, 5 seats, dimensions: 5034.00 mm x 1880.00 mm x 1420.00 mm, weight: 1720 kg, engine displacement: 4172 cc, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), 8 cylinders, 4 valves per cylinder, max power: 340 hp @ 6600 rpm, max torque: 410 Nm @ 3500 rpm, acceleration (0-100): 5.50 s, max speed: 250 km/h, gears (manual/automatic): 6 / -, fuel type: petrol, fuel consumption (urban/extra urban/combined): 20.8 l / 10.5 l / 14.3 l, rims: 8J X 18, tyres: 245/45 R18
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Technical dataPowerTorqueAccelerationSpeedWeightDimensions

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

Model(D2) 4.2 V8 Quattro
First year of production1996
Last year of production1999

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typesedan (saloon)
Number of doors4 (four)
Number of seats5 (five)
Wheelbase2882.00 mm (millimeters)
9.46 ft (feet)
113.46 in (inches)
2.8820 m (meters)
Front track1587.00 mm (millimeters)
5.21 ft (feet)
62.48 in (inches)
1.5870 m (meters)
Rear track1579.00 mm (millimeters)
5.18 ft (feet)
62.17 in (inches)
1.5790 m (meters)
Length5034.00 mm (millimeters)
16.52 ft (feet)
198.19 in (inches)
5.0340 m (meters)
Width1880.00 mm (millimeters)
6.17 ft (feet)
74.02 in (inches)
1.8800 m (meters)
Height1420.00 mm (millimeters)
4.66 ft (feet)
55.91 in (inches)
1.4200 m (meters)
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity525.0 l (liters)
18.54 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.53 m3 (cubic meters)
525000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity-
Curb weight1720 kg (kilograms)
3791.95 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight2320 kg (kilograms)
5114.72 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank90.0 l (liters)
19.80 UK gal (UK gallons)
23.78 US gal (US gallons)


Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fuelpetrol
Type of fuel systemmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)
Engine locationlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement4172 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism typedouble overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Type of aspirationnaturally aspirated
Compression ratio11.60 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersV engine
Number of cylinders8 (eight)
Valves per cylinder4 (four)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)84.50 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.33 in (inches)
0.0845 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)93.00 mm (millimeters)
0.31 ft (feet)
3.66 in (inches)
0.0930 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power340 hp (horse power)
253.5 kW (kilowatts)
344.7 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at6600 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque410 Nm (newton meters)
41.8 kgm (kilogram meters)
302.4 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at3500 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h5.50 s (seconds)
Maximum speed250 km/h (kilometers per hour)
155.34 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient0.29

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)20.8 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
4.58 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
5.49 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
11.31 mpg (miles per gallon)
2.99 mpl (miles per liter)
4.81 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)10.5 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.31 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.77 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
22.40 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.92 mpl (miles per liter)
9.52 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)14.3 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.15 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.78 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
16.45 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.35 mpl (miles per liter)
6.99 km/l (kilometers per liter)
CO2 emissions340 g/km (grammes per kilometer)

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Type of transmissionmanual
Number of manual gears6 (six)
Drive typefour-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)


Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinion
Type of power steeringhydraulic
Turning circle diameter12.30 m (meters)
40.35 ft (feet)
484.25 in (inches)


Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - multi-link suspension
Type of rear suspension - independent suspension
- trapezoidal link


Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discs
Type of rear brakesventilated discs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)Yes


Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim size8J X 18
Tyre code245/45 R18

Compared to average values

The difference in percent between the values of some of the vehicle's characteristics and their average values.

Wheelbase+ 8%
Front track+ 5%
Rear track+ 5%
Length+ 12%
Width+ 6%
Height- 5%
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity+ 17%
Curb weight+ 21%
Maximum weight+ 19%
Capacity of the fuel tank+ 46%
Engine displacement+ 86%
Maximum power+ 114%
Maximum torque+ 55%
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h- 46%
Maximum speed+ 24%
Drag coefficient- 10%
Fuel consumption (urban)+ 106%
Fuel consumption (extra urban)+ 70%
Fuel consumption (combined)+ 93%