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Audi S8 D2 (4D) facelift Sedan (1999-2002)

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Audi S8 D2 (Typ 4D) facelift is a full-size luxury sports sedan in production from 1996 to 1998. It was powered by a single naturally-aspirated 40-valve V8 engine that displaced 4.2 liters.
Compared to the pre-facelift model, this facelift debuted the 5-valve-per-cylinder NA V8, arguably the most reliable V8 to have come out of VAG / Audi. It is possible the V8 with the most characteristics, thanks to the 5-valve design.
Two transmission options were available. Unfortunately, the 5-speed ZF 5HP24A was sold in large numbers, while the 6-speed manual had limited adoption at the time, perhaps sending the signal that killed for manual transmission for the next generation of A8/S8s. Today, there is no doubt among enthusiasts that the 6-speed manual was the far superior choice.
Arguably, the facelift D2 S8 is the best-styled sedan in Audi history. Even though it did not have air suspension or loads of electronic nonsense (and perhaps because of this), it had the panache and the handling characteristics that have earned it love from true enthusiasts.

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What we found**

Neo score 84% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • The best exterior styling of all Audis
  • Great multi-link suspension setup
  • Arguably the best NA V8 from VAG
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • No electronics gimmicks
Cons
  • Weak automatic transmission
  • Nose-heavy
  • Not as easy to work on as its contemporaries, though far better than later Audis

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Specifications

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Capacity

Cargo Capacity525 L / 18.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity11.0 L / 11.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity7.5 L / 7.9 qt
Fuel Capacity90.0 L / 23.8 gal
Passengers5
Payload600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discs
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMulti-link
Suspension | RearIndependent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size245/45 R18
Turning Circle12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height1418 mm / 55.8 in1418 mm / 55.8 in
Size | Length5034 mm / 198.2 in
Size | Width1880 mm / 74.0 in
Track Width | Front1591.0 mm / 62.6 in1591.0 mm / 62.6 in
Track Width | Rear1580.0 mm / 62.2 in1580.0 mm / 62.2 in
Weight1750.0 kg / 3858.1 lbs1730.0 kg / 3814.0 lbs
Wheel Size8J x 18
Wheelbase2880 mm / 113.4 in2880 mm / 113.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h6.6 sec5.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph6.3 sec5.1 sec
CO2 Emission334 g/km329 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.29
Fuel Economy13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (combined) | 21.7 L/100km / 10.8 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (combined) | 20.8 L/100km / 11.3 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 3
EngineAQH, AVPAQH, AVP
Engine | Bore84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio11.0:111.0:1
Engine | Displacement4.2 L / 254.6 cu-in / 4172.0 cc
Engine | Power360.0 hp / 268.5 kW @ 7000 rpm360.0 hp / 268.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output86.3 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in86.3 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque430 Nm / 317.2 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm430 Nm / 317.2 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears5-speed6-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic TiptronicManual

Production

Availability1999 ~ 20021999 ~ 2002

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