2004 Audi A8 L Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2004 Audi A8 - Road Test Specs

2004 Audi A8 Sedan

(4.2L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2004
Base MSRP$69,190
As-tested MSRP$74,640


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)330 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)317 @ 3,500
Transmission typeSix-speed automanual


Suspension, frontAir suspension struts
Suspension, rearAir suspension struts
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiTouring Contact
Tire size, frontP235/55YR17
Tire size, rearP235/55YR17
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)Not tested
0-60 mph (sec.)Not tested
0-75 mph (sec.)Not tested
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)Not tested
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)Not tested
60-0 mph (ft.)Not tested
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)Not tested
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)41
Sound level @ idle (dB)Not tested
@ Full throttle (dB)Not tested
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)Not tested

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Braking ratingNot tested
Handling ratingNot tested

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)Not tested
Temperature (°F)Not tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 17/24 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)14
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)23.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4399
Length (in.)204
Width (in.)79.8
Height (in.)57.3
Wheelbase (in.)121.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)42.3
Headroom, front (in.)37.4
Headroom, rear (in.)38.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)17.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)18


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsEBD
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Emergency assistance systemOnStar
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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