A8 Technical Specification Comparison

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A8 L 3.0T A8 L 4.0T Sport S8 plus
Engineering | Performance
Engine type
Six-cylinder Eight-cylinder Eight-cylinder
Engine block/Cylinder head
Aluminum-alloy Aluminum-alloy Aluminum-alloy
Displacement (cc)/Bore and stroke (mm)
2,995/84.5 x 89.5 3,991/84.5 x 89.5 3,991/84.5 x 89.5
Horsepower (@ rpm)
333 @ 5,300 450 @ 5,300-6,000 605 @ 6,100-6,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
325 @ 2,900 444 @ 1,500-5,250 up to 553 @ 2,500-5,500 (with overboost)
Compression ratio
10.3:1 10.1:1 9.3:1
Valvetrain
24-valve DOHC 32-valve DOHC 32-valve DOHC
Induction/Fuel injection
Supercharged/TFSI® Turbocharged/TFSI® Turbocharged/TFSI®
cylinder on demand™ engine efficiency technology [1,2]
Start-stop efficiency system[2]
[1]
Acceleration (0–60 mph)
5.5 seconds[3] 4.4 seconds[3] 3.7 seconds[3]
Top track speed
130 mph[4] 130 mph[4] 155 mph[4,5]
Transmission | Drivetrain
Eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive
Sport differential
Body | Suspension | Chassis
Lightweight technology—ASF® aluminum construction
Five-link front suspension and trapezoidal-link rear suspension
Audi adaptive air suspension
◆ (with S model-specific tuning)
Ventilated front disc/Ventilated rear disc brakes (in)
15.0/14.0 15.0/14.0 15.7/14.0
Audi ceramic brakes (front and rear)
Available
Electromechanical power steering system
Dynamic steering
Steering ratio
15.1:1 15.9:1 15.1:1
Turning diameter, curb-to-curb (ft)
41.7 41.7 40.4
Exterior measurements
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 122.9 117.9
Length (in)
207.4 207.4 202.6
Height (in)
57.9 57.9 57.4
Overall width with mirrors (in)
83.1 83.1 83.1
Track (in, front/rear)
64.7/64.4 64.7/64.4 64.3/63.9
Curb weight (lb)
4,464 4,673 4,685
Drag coefficient (Cw)
.26 .27 .28
Interior measurements
Head room with sunshade (in, front/rear)
37.2/39.1 37.2/39.1 37.2/38.1
Leg room (in, front/rear)
41.4/42.9 41.4/42.9 41.4/38.7
Shoulder room (in, front/rear)
59.1/57.8 59.1/57.8 59.1/57.8
Cargo volume (cu ft)
14.2 14.2 14.2
Seating capacity
5 5 5
EPA mileage estimates | Capacities
Tiptronic® automatic transmission (city/highway/combined)[1,2]
19/29/22[2] NA[1] NA[1]
Engine oil (qt)
6.3 9.2 9.2
Fuel (gal)
21.7[4] 21.7[4] 21.7[4]
Recommended fuel
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