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Audi S8 D3 (4E) Sedan (2006-2010)

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Audi S8 D3 (Typ 4E) is a full-size luxury sports sedan in production from 2006 to 2010. It was powered by a naturally-aspirated V10 engine that displaced 5.2 liters paired to a 6-speed ZF 6HP26A automatic transmission.
Indeed, the D3 S3 uses the same powertrain found in the C6 S6. This direct-injection engine (FSI) did not suffer from the excessive cam and rod bearing wear of the BMW S85 V10 from the same era; however, it has another range of issues, most of which related to direct injection. It doesn't help that the engine bay has no room for any work done due to the position of the transaxle in front of the front drive shafts.
Unfortunately, while the D2 S8 had great styling, the D3 S8 came with the styling of the facelift D3 A8. It is rather a let-down from the great D2. Further, manual transmission is no longer available.
Audi has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it. Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the D3 S8 comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability, at the expense of cost and a little bit of durability.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great multi-link suspension setup all-around
  • High-sprung V10 engine
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Questionable styling
  • No more manual transmission
  • Very high fuel consumption
  • Questionable long-term reliability

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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
15.6 L / 16.5 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
Fuel Capacity
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
265/35 R20
Turning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mm / 4.7 in
Size | Height
1424 mm / 56.1 in
Size | Length
5062 mm / 199.3 in
Size | Width
1897 mm / 74.7 in
Track Width | Front
1620.0 mm / 63.8 in
Track Width | Rear
1607.0 mm / 63.3 in
Weight
1940.0 kg / 4277.0 lbs
Wheel Size
9J x 20
Wheelbase
2944 mm / 115.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec
CO2 Emission
314 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.286
Fuel Economy
13.2 L/100km / 17.8 MPG (combined) | 19.5 L/100km / 12.1 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
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 Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Engine
BSM
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
12.5:1
Engine | Displacement
5.2 L / 317.6 cu-in / 5204.0 cc
Engine | Power
450.0 hp / 335.6 kW @ 7000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
86.5 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
540 Nm / 398.3 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V10 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic Tiptronic

Production

Availability
2006 ~ 2010

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