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1993 Audi V8 quattro

The Audi V8 is a large luxury five-seat saloon (sedan), by Audi AG at its Neckarsulm plant in from October 1988 to 1993, [ 1 ] as the company’s range-topping model. It was the first car from the marque to use its namesake engine – a V8 engine .


The Audi V8 car featured as standard ‘trademark’ quattro permanent drive system, [ 2 ] and a 32 valve. overhead camshaft (DOHC) V8 [ 1 ] with options of a five-speed six-speed manual, or four-speed controlled ZF 4HP24A automatic [ 1 ] giving it the power and performance to match the then comparable offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz .

The V8 was never a huge sales despite the obvious qualities of the From October 1988 to 1993, approximately 21,000 V8‘s were produced. The Audi V8 was released at about the time as the original Lexus and in many respects, the Audi was a product both to the Lexus, and its competitors such as the Mercedes (Mercedes-Benz W126 ), the BMW 7 Series E32 ), and the British Jaguar XJ -series XJ Mark 2, XJ40 ). The Audi V8 was the car in its class to offer four-wheel [ 1 ] and a fully galvanised body as

The Audi V8 was specifically designed to be a top of the ‘flagship’ car, having was then optional features leather seating, and Audi’s quattro 4wd [ 1 ] – as standard. this was reversed with the Audi A8. where the base is equipped with front-wheel diesel engine – and the is an option!

The Audi V8 created a new image for its company, Audi AG, customers and the motoring industry as a were now viewing Audi as a manufacturer of prestigious luxury providing a credible alternative to the established competitors. In that this car was a real cornerstone in the history of the Audi marque as we today.

Today, the V8 has a cult following in countries, and many examples are in the of enthusiasts who appreciate the quality and offered by what has turned out to be a and well-built car.


The car body style of the Audi V8 the Type 44 Audi 100 and 200 models, [ 1 ] and was on a stretched version of the Volkswagen C3 automobile platform. known as the D1 or D11 [ 3 ] platform. The V8 differed from the 100/200 in having a unique design, unique bumpers. wheelbase. pronounced wheel all-red rear lights. and 15 or 16 Much attention was lavished on the new internal combustion engine. a V8 engine. although the Audi V8 was significant in that it was the first Audi road car to combine the 4WD system with an automatic .

Audi V8

There was also long (LWB) version which was 30 (12 in ) longer than the standard V8 it was assembled at Steyr-Daimler-Puch factory in Approximately 300 long-wheelbase vehicles produced.


Powertrain [ 1 ] of the Audi V8 eventually featured one of two all-aluminium alloy internal engines – both engines. and both V8s with two valves (four valves per ) with dual valve and four overhead camshafts. [ 4 ] new designs would set the pattern for Volkswagen Group V8 engines. As as using an all-aluminium alloy for the block (when the established was grey cast iron ), the were driven using methods.

A rubber /kevlar timing belt. driven the front of the crankshaft drives one of the overhead camshafts – the camshafts in each cylinder The inlet camshafts are then via a simplex roller chain the exhaust camshaft – the bank, comprising cylinders 1-4 at the of the engine, and the left bank 5-8) at the front of the engine, behind the timng belt.

This method effectively the complexity of the valve gear timing belt layout to be very complex on V engines ), and as a required less components rollers and guides) – to slightly easier (and cheaper) maintenance of the timing and associated components. The actual for changing the timing belts do – the 3.6 V8 (PT ) requires changing 90,000 kilometres (60,000 mi ), the 4.2 V8 (ABH ) goes longer intervals at 120,000 km (75,000

A thermostatically controlled electric fan also became standard, the engine-driven viscous fans on cars. This not only forced airflow for the engine radiator. but also for the smaller oil cooler too.

Both use a Bosch Motronic engine unit (ECU), with selective knock control, barrel throttle valve, mixture control via intake air metering and exhaust gas temperature and require unleaded petrol.

Fuel is delivered to the combustion via eight manifold-sited electronic injectors. fed from two common rails (one per cylinder and are sequentially ‘fired’ or activated in with the engine firing It is important to note though whilst the 3.6 V8 is able to use 95 RON fuel, for the 4.2 V8, the expensive 98 RON ‘SuperPlus’ unleaded is in order to make the quoted outputs. The use of 95 RON in the 4.2 V8 will result in a power output, as well as fuel consumption.

A choice of were offered – a five-speed manual gearbox code prefix: 016, code: AWW) (gear – 1st: 3.500, 1.889, 3rd: 1.231, 0.903, 5th: 0.730) a 240 millimetres (9.4 in ) single-plate or a ZF Friedrichshafen -sourced four-speed automatic transmission with a converter (parts code 018, identification codes: AYU, AZG).

Audi’s now proven ‘trademark’ permanent (or semi-permanent, dependent on type) four-wheel drive was the only offering for the driveline. The axle final drive (parts code prefix: identification codes: AFV, contains a Torsen Automatic Biasing (ATB) differential. of the more common planetary-geared differential. The final drive is 4.111.

In August 1991, and by red-coloured ‘V8′ badging, introduced a 4.2 litre (4,172 cc cu in)) powerplant, [ 1 ] to compliment the of the existing 3.6 litre V8. This many components from the 3.6 V8, and 4.2 unit was identical to the V8 used in the C4 S4 Ur-S4 ), sharing the same outputs and ABH identification code. the 3.6 V8 model, the existing four-speed gearbox remainded available. a new six-speed manual gearbox code prefix: 01E, codes: CBM, CBN) ratios – 1st: 2nd: 1.889, 3rd: 4th: 1.034, 5th: 0.806-CBN, 6th: 0.730-CBM, replaced the five-speed manual. [ 1 ]

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