2017 Audi A8 L 50 TDI Quattro Specifications

Now we will review the specifications of the 2017 Audi A8 L 50 TDI Quattro. The advantages of this series are the spacious interior, steady handling, and a powerful engine lineup.

audi a8 l50 interior
Audi a8 l50 interior

While the drawbacks are outdated infotainment systems and limited luggage space.

2017 Audi A8 dashboard infotainment system and rims
2017 Audi A8 dashboard infotainment system and rims


2017 Audi A8 l50 back seats
2017 Audi A8 l50 back seats

2017 Audi A8 L 50 TDI Quattro Body Design, Dimensions and Weights

The body type is a 4/5 seater sedan/saloon with four doors. Designed by N/A, with 3128 mm wheelbase, 1644 mm front track/tread, and 1633 mm rear track/tread. Meanwhile, the length is 5302 mm, width 1945 mm, and height 1488 mm. The ratio of length to wheelbase is 1.7, the curb weight is 4575 lb, and the fuel tank capacity is 19 US Gallons or 72 liters.

2017 Audi A8 L50 front seats
2017 Audi A8 L50 front seats


Now let’s head to the aerodynamic part where the drag coefficient is 0.26, the frontal area is 2.43 m², and the CdA is 0.63.

Engine Specs and Performance

Audi manufactures turbocharged diesel. Engine code N / A with 6 liter V capacity of 3 liters (2967 cc), (181,057 cu in). Bore x stroke is 83 × 91.4 mm, and the bore/stroke ratio is 0.91. How about the valve gear? All right, this car has a double overhead camshaft (DOHC) with four valves/cylinder and 24 valves in total.

Able to produce a maximum power of 286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW) at 3750-4000 Rpm with a specific output of 1.56 bhp / cu in or 95 bhp/liter, and Acceleration 0-100km / h in 5.9 s. Capable of producing a maximum torque of 600 Nm (443 ft-lb) (61.2 Kgm) at 1250-3250 Rpm. The specific torque is 202.22 Nm / liter (2.44 ft-lb / cu3).

Let’s move on to the construction of the machine where the sump is wet sumped with a compression ratio of 0.66736. The fuel system is a regular rail direct diesel injection with brake mean adequate pressure (BMEP) 2541.2 kPa (368.6 psi).

Engine coolant is water with a unitary capacity of 494.5 ccs and Turbo D aspirations. Does it have a Catalytic converter? Yes, The maximum speed that can be achieved is 250 km / h (155 mph) with a Power-to-weight ratio of 0.06 bhp/lb and a Weight-to-power ratio of 16.48 lb/bhp.

Fuel Consumption and CO2 emission

What about fuel consumption? Its consumption is 6.3 / 5.2 / 5.6 l / 100km urban / extra-urban / combined or 37.3 / 45.2 / 42.0 US MPG urban / extra-urban / combined where universal fuel consumption (calculated based on this). Is this car environmentally friendly? CO2 emissions are 146.0 g / km with CO2 Effizienz (DE) is A and VED band (UK) is F.

Chassis and Brakes

The engine position of the car is on the front with a longitudinal layout, and the Drive wheels are all-wheel drive with an 8-speed automatic Gearbox, has a Top gear ratio of 0.67, and a Final drive ratio of 2.5. The Steering section is quite reliable because it implements power-assisted rack & pinion. It would not be complete if we did not review the rims where the front wheel size is 8.0J x 17, and the rear wheel size is 8.0J x 17 with the profile of the Tire front is 235/60 R 17 106W, and the rear Tires are 235/60 R 17 106W. For the sake of safety, the Brakes F / R uses VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS. This car has a RAC rating of 25.6.


What is the price of the 2017 Audi A8 L 50 TDI Quattro in the US? Prices range from $ 41,300 to $ 66,800.

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