2013 Audi A8 L 4.0T Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Audi A8 - Road Test Specs

2013 Audi A8 Sedan

(4.0L V8 Twin-turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)


Base MSRP$88,095


Drive typeAll Wheel Drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, V-8, gasoline with cylinder deactivation and auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,991cc (244cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves/cylinder variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)420 @ 5,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)444 @ 1,500
Transmission type8-speed Automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4.714; II: 3.143; III: 2.106; IV: 1.667; V: 1.285; VI: 1.00; VII: 0.839; VIII: 0.667; R: 3.317; FINAL: 3.204


Suspension, frontMulti-link
Suspension, rearMulti-link
Steering ratio (x:1)15.1
Brakes, front14.0-in one-piece ventilated steel discs with 4-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13.0-in one-piece ventilated steel discs with 1-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.7
0-45 mph (sec.)2.7
0-60 mph (sec.)4.2
0-75 mph (sec.)6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.5 @110
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)114
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.1
@ Full throttle (dB)68.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)61.8

Testing Conditions

Test date12/4/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)69.44
Relative humidity (%)55.19

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/26 highway/19 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)23.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,597
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)6041
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55.7 / 44.3
Length (in.)207.4
Width (in.)76.7
Height (in.)57.9
Wheelbase (in.)122.9
Track, front (in.)64.7
Track, rear (in.)64.4
Turning circle (ft.)41.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)42.9
Headroom, front (in.)37.2
Headroom, rear (in.)39.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)13.2


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance12 onth/5,000 mile no-charge first scheduled maintenance


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front and dual rear
Head airbagsFront and rear
Knee airbagsDual front
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemPre-collision safety system
IIHS offsetNot Tested

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