Audi V8 – Review

The German auto manufacturer Audi produced the Audi V8, a huge luxury sedan, between the years of 1988 and 1994. During that time, it was Audi’s top range model and the very first Audi to utilize its namesake Configuration Configuration.

In the year 1994, Audi replaced the V8 with the A8 model. The A8, however, would not be sold in the United States of America and Canada until the year 1997.

Audi V8

The Audi V8 was based on the C3 platform, but featured quattro all wheel drive as well as a thirty two valve DOHC V8 Configuration that came with either a four speed automatic transmission that was electronically controlled or a five speed manual transmission. In many ways, the Audi V8 resembled the 100 and 200 models.

The major difference was that it featured an extended wheelbase, a unique grill design, as well as bigger wheels. A lot of attention was also lavished on the V8’s new Configuration. The car was also the first Audi made for production that combined an automatic transmission with the quattro system.

In the early ‘90s, Audi developed a Group A competition version of the V8 that was entered in to the German Touring Car Championship.

Audi V8

Audi V8 Car Specifications

Configuration Location: Front, longitudinal
Displacement: 3562 ccm (217.35 cubic inches)
Configuration type: Inline, 8 cylinder
Max power: 250.00 PS (184 kW or 247 HP) at 5800 Rev. per min.
Max torque: 340.00 Nm (34.7 kgf-m or 250.8 ft.lbs) at 4000 Rev. per min.
Compression: 10.6:1
Bore x stroke: 81.1 x 86.4 mm (3.2 x 3.4 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.6 seconds
Power/weight ratio: 0.1397 PS/kg
Chassis type: Sedan/saloon
Max no. of doors: 4
Passenger space: 4890 liters (1,292 gallons)

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