Comparison between:
• Audi S4 Avant (8D,B5) 2.7 BiTurbo V6 Quattro (petrol, 1997)
• Audi S6 Avant (4B,C5) 4.2 V8 Quattro Tiptronic (petrol, 1999)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

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

ModelAvant (8D,B5) 2.7 BiTurbo V6 QuattroAvant (4B,C5) 4.2 V8 Quattro Tiptronic
First year of production19971999
Last year of production20012005

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

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

Body typestation wagon (estate, combi)station wagon (estate, combi)
Number of doors5 (five)5 (five)
Number of seats5 (five)5 (five)
Wheelbase2607.00 mm (millimeters)
8.55 ft (feet)
102.64 in (inches)
2.6070 m (meters)
2759.00 mm (millimeters)
9.05 ft (feet)
108.62 in (inches)
2.7590 m (meters)
Front track1498.00 mm (millimeters)
4.91 ft (feet)
58.98 in (inches)
1.4980 m (meters)
1578.00 mm (millimeters)
5.18 ft (feet)
62.13 in (inches)
1.5780 m (meters)
Rear track1490.00 mm (millimeters)
4.89 ft (feet)
58.66 in (inches)
1.4900 m (meters)
1590.00 mm (millimeters)
5.22 ft (feet)
62.60 in (inches)
1.5900 m (meters)
Length4488.00 mm (millimeters)
14.72 ft (feet)
176.69 in (inches)
4.4880 m (meters)
4833.00 mm (millimeters)
15.86 ft (feet)
190.28 in (inches)
4.8330 m (meters)
Width1733.00 mm (millimeters)
5.69 ft (feet)
68.23 in (inches)
1.7330 m (meters)
1850.00 mm (millimeters)
6.07 ft (feet)
72.83 in (inches)
1.8500 m (meters)
Height1396.00 mm (millimeters)
4.58 ft (feet)
54.96 in (inches)
1.3960 m (meters)
1440.00 mm (millimeters)
4.72 ft (feet)
56.69 in (inches)
1.4400 m (meters)
Ground clearance--
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity390.0 l (liters)
13.77 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.39 m3 (cubic meters)
390000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
455.0 l (liters)
16.07 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.46 m3 (cubic meters)
455000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity1250.0 l (liters)
44.14 ft3 (cubic feet)
1.25 m3 (cubic meters)
1250000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
1590.0 l (liters)
56.15 ft3 (cubic feet)
1.59 m3 (cubic meters)
1590000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Curb weight1540 kg (kilograms)
3395.12 lbs (pounds)
1815 kg (kilograms)
4001.39 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight2090 kg (kilograms)
4607.66 lbs (pounds)
2355 kg (kilograms)
5191.89 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank62.0 l (liters)
13.64 UK gal (UK gallons)
16.38 US gal (US gallons)
82.0 l (liters)
18.04 UK gal (UK gallons)
21.66 US gal (US gallons)


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

Type of fuelpetrolpetrol
Type of fuel systemmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)multi-point fuel injection (MPFI)
Engine model--
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement2671 cc (cubic centimeters)4172 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism typedouble overhead camshaft (DOHC)double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Type of aspirationturbonaturally aspirated
Compression ratio9.30 : 111.00 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersV engineV engine
Number of cylinders6 (six)8 (eight)
Valves per cylinder5 (five)5 (five)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)81.00 mm (millimeters)
0.27 ft (feet)
3.19 in (inches)
0.0810 m (meters)
84.50 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.33 in (inches)
0.0845 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)86.40 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.40 in (inches)
0.0864 m (meters)
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 power265 hp (horse power)
197.6 kW (kilowatts)
268.7 ps (metric horsepower)
340 hp (horse power)
253.5 kW (kilowatts)
344.7 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at5800 rpm (revolutions per minute)7000 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque400 Nm (newton meters)
40.8 kgm (kilogram meters)
295.0 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
420 Nm (newton meters)
42.8 kgm (kilogram meters)
309.8 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at1850 - 3600 rpm (revolutions per minute)3400 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM--
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h5.70 s (seconds)6.80 s (seconds)
Maximum speed250 km/h (kilometers per hour)
155.34 mph (miles per hour)
250 km/h (kilometers per hour)
155.34 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient0.320.34

Fuel consumption

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

Fuel consumption (urban)15.8 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.48 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
4.17 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
14.89 mpg (miles per gallon)
3.93 mpl (miles per liter)
6.33 km/l (kilometers per liter)
21.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
4.82 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
5.79 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
10.74 mpg (miles per gallon)
2.84 mpl (miles per liter)
4.57 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)8.7 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.91 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.30 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
27.04 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.14 mpl (miles per liter)
11.49 km/l (kilometers per liter)
10.3 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.27 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.72 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
22.84 mpg (miles per gallon)
6.03 mpl (miles per liter)
9.71 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)11.3 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.49 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.99 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
20.82 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.50 mpl (miles per liter)
8.85 km/l (kilometers per liter)
14.5 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.19 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.83 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
16.22 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.29 mpl (miles per liter)
6.90 km/l (kilometers per liter)
EU emission standard--
Catalytic converter--
CO2 emissions271 g/km (grammes per kilometer)348 g/km (grammes per kilometer)

Transmission, drive type

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

Transmission model-5 Tiptronic
Type of transmissionmanualautomatic
Number of automatic gears-5 (five)
Number of manual gears6 (six)-
Final drive ratio--
Drive typefour-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)four-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)


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

Type of steeringrack and pinionrack and pinion
Type of power steeringhydraulichydraulic
Turning circle diameter11.40 m (meters)
37.40 ft (feet)
448.82 in (inches)
11.68 m (meters)
38.32 ft (feet)
459.84 in (inches)


Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - independent suspension
- multi-link suspension
- tie-rod
- independent suspension
- multi-link suspension
- tie-rod
Type of rear suspension - double wishbones - 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 discsventilated discs
Type of rear brakesdiscsventilated discs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)YesYes


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

Rim size7.5J X 178J X 17
Tyre code225/45 R17255/40 R17