Standard Features
Technical: • 2.8 liter DOHC 5-valve 200 hp V6 engine with variable intake valve timing and intake manifold path
• 5-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, DSP (selects from over 200 shift programs to match drivers needs) and hill detection capability
• "quattro IV" - permanent all-wheel drive system, includes Torsen torque sensing center differential; front and rear electronic differential locks (EDL) (standard on Avant models)
• Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3) with electronic differential lock (EDL) and electronic rear brake pressure regulation
• CFC-free air conditioning refrigerant
• Fully galvanized steel unibody contruction with aluminum hood
Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Steering: • 7j x 16 inch alloy wheels with 505/55 16-inch H-speed all-seas tires.
• Four link front suspension)
• Double A-arm rear suspension (quattro models)
• "Servotronic" - vehicle speed-sensitive power rack and pinion steering
• Leather covered 4-spoke steering wheel, tilt and telescopic
• Tilt and telescopic (manual) adjustable steering column

Exterior: • 5 mph (Federal standard) bumpers, painted in body color
• Bumper covers contoured to be flush with body surface and profile
• Protective side moldings, painted in body color
• Body color, flush door handles
• Bright trim around side windows and lower trunk lid
• Body color outside mirror; left side flat, right side convex
• Heatable windshield washer nozzles
• Metallic paint at no extra charge
• Roof rails with bright finish (2.8 Avant only)
• Aluminum door sill strips with "Audi" script
Exterior lighting: • Aerodynamic halogen headlights, 3-way lights, including integrated ellipsoid low beam and fog lights
• Two front fog lights
• One rear fog light (integrated in left rear of trunk lid license plate surround)
• White side turn indicator lights in front fenders with amber shine-through bulbs
• High pressure headlight washers, retractable
• Red taillight lenses with shine through amber turn signal light bulb
• "Puddle" lights in all four doors

Interior lighting: • Interior lights in front and rear headliner with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and automatic switch on when key is withdrawn from ingnition
• Front and rear reading lights located in headliner
• Red ambient LED lighting in headliner for front center console illumination
• Illumination for interior door release handles
• Front and rear footwell lights
• Illuminated glove box, rear cargo area, lighter and ashtray
• Auto dimming outside and inside rear view mirros.

Comfort and Convenience: • Fully automatic dual zone climate control system with sun sensors and active charcoal filter
• Power windows with: power retention (until either front door open); "one touch down" for all four windows; "pinch protection" for all four windows; "one touch up" for front windows; driver controlled lock out switch for rear power windows
• Steering wheel with Audio controls
• Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and speed up features
• Electrically adjustable outside mirrors with defog feature
• Electric rear window defogger with automatic timed shut off feature
• Power central locking system (doors, deck lid, and fuel door), with selective unlock (enables unlocking of a single door or all doors), plus: Convenience close feature for windows and sunroof; master switch located in driver and front passenger door; convenient open for windows.
• Rear deck lid release with "soft touch" open
• Radio frequency remote locking system with selective unlock, remote trunk opening and panic function. Also activates interior lights and alarm system (control integrated in folding ignition key)
• Remote power trunk lid release button located in driver's door
• Illuminated vanity mirrors in right and left sunvisors
• 4 assist handles with slow retraction feature
• Folding ignition key with remote controls and interior key profile

Seating: • 12-way power front drivers and passenger seats including electric lumbar adjustment and lockable head restraints
• 3-position memory for driver seat and outer mirrors.
• 3 adjustable head restraints for rear seats
• 1/3, 2/3 split fold rear seats
• Rear seats with locking seat backs (sedan models only)
• Folding from center armrest with adjustable height and storage area for cellular telephone
• Prepration for rear facing children's benc seat including two 3-point seat belts and seat anchor points.
Interior: • Leather upholstery, including door panel inserts (4.2 model only)
• Leather shift knob
• Full length center console with: Forward storage bin in front of shift selector / fold out cup holder; storage area under front center armrest area; adjustable rear passenger air vents and rear power outlet
• Two retractable front cup holders
• Rectractable storage tray in left side of center dashboard console
• Two retracktable rear cup holders (located in center of rear seat bottom cushion)
• Owners manual wallet (storage area) below steering column
• Rear seat heater ducts under front seats
• Genuine wood inlays in instrument panel, center console and door
• Front and rear floor mats
• Rear cargo area mat and footwell mats
• Four tie-down eyelets with luggage net in trunk
• Power outlet in rear cargo area
• Retractable rear luggage area partition net (attached to rear 2/3 seat back)
• Retractable rear luggage cover, removable
• Retractable rear window sunshade
• Tool kit located in left rear storage compartment in luggage area
• Fold down rear center armrest
• Expandable ski sack
Instrumentation and Electrical Equipment: • Backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control; including: Tachometer, electric speedometer, digital clock with date, fuel gauge; temperature gauge, oil temperature gauge; voltmeter; white illumination with red pointers
• Digital odometer with service interval indicator
• Driver information display including: outside temperature display; 5-function trip computer; radio/telephone display; active Auto Check system with speed warning device; pictogram display for open door and trunk lid
• Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring sensors and defeat switch for interior monitoring
• Windshield wipers with 4-position adjustable intermittent interval rate
• Symphony 2-DIN AM/FM cassette/single CD radio with: RDS (Radio display system displays radio station call letters and other information); GALA (Graduated Audio Level Adjustment, varies volume based on vehicle speed)
• 200 W Premium sound system with subwoofer.
• Roof mounted tri-band antenna with flexible mast.
• Rear window wiper and washer.
Safety: • Driver and front passenger next generation airbags supplemental retraints
• Front seat mounted side airbags
• SIDEGUARD inflatable curtain airbags.
• Front 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning and height adjustable upper mounts
• Three rear 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning
• Front passenger side, and rear safety belts with ALR (automatic retractor lock, a ratcheting mechanism for conveniently securing a child seats)
• Rear child seat tether anchor.
• Child-safety rear door locks, including rear decklid on Avant
• Central locking system with safety unlock feature (unlocks doors and turns on interior lights if airbag deploys)
• Active reflectors in rear of all doors
• First Aid kit located in rear center armrest
• Emergency warning triangle located in trunk



V6, 90 degree, DOHC, gasoline
3.25 in (82.5 mm)

3.40 in. (86.4 mm)


169 cu. in. (4172 cc)

Compression Ratio:
Horsepower (SAE Net):

200 @ 6000 RPM


207 ft. lbs.@ 3200+ RPM

Cylinder block:

Cast Iron


Forged Steel, 4 main bearings

Cylinder head:

Aluminum alloy

Valve Train:

DOHC, belt driven, hydraulic lifters / variable intake valve timing and variable geometry composite intake manifold

Firing Order:


Engine Oil:

6.3 U.S. quarts (6 liter)

Cooling System:

Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled radiator fan

Fuel Tank:

18.5 U.S. gallons (70 liter)

Cooling System:

6.3 U.S. quarts

Fuel/Ignition System:

Electronic multi-point sequential fuel injection, hot film air mass sensor, solid state direct ignition with multiple coils, dual knock sensors w/cylinder selective knock control and fully adaptive controls.

Emissions System:

Dual 3-way catalytic converters w/individual oxygen sensors


quattro all-wheel drive


five-speed automatic with Tiptronic, Dynamic Shift Program and automatic shift lock

Gear Ratios:

Final Drive



Steering and Suspension :

Rack & pinion, servotronic - vehicle speed variable power assist



Turns (lock-to-lock):


Turning circle (curb-to-curb):

38.3 ft. (11.68 m)


Four link with upper and lower control arms, stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorber (gas charged)


Double control arm (upper and lower), stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorbers (gas charged)

Service brake:

Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3), vacuum power assist, with asbestos-free linings, dual diagonal circuits and electronic rear brake pressure proportioning

Front, size and type:

11.34 in. (288 mm) - Ventilated disc

Rear, size and type:

9.64 in. (245 mm) - Solid disc

Wheels and Tires:
Wheel size:

7j x 16 inch cast aluminum, nine spoke design

Tire size:

205/55 R 16 H speed rated all season radial


Fully galvanized (both sides) steel

Corrosion protection:

Multi-step anti-corrosion process


108.6 in.

Front Track:

60.6 in. (1540 mm)

Rear Track:

62.0 in.

Overall lenth:

192.0 in. (4877 mm)

Overall Width:

76.1 in. (1932 mm)

Height (unloaded):

58.2 in. (1479 mm) - with roof rails

Ground Clearance:

4.2 in. (107 mm)

Curb Weight :

3947 lbs. (1790 kg)

Weight Distribution % front/rear


Seating Capacity:


Front Leg room:

41.3 (1049 mm)

Rear Leg room:

37.3 in. (948 mm)

Interior Volume Front:

52.7 cu. ft

Interior Volume Rear:

46.6 cu. ft

Luggage cpacity:

36.4 cu. ft (73.2 w/ rear seats folded)

Performance and Economy:
0-50 mph (0-80 kmh):

7.2 sec.

0-60 mph (0-100 kmh):

9.6 sec

1/4 Mile:

17.4 sec

Top estimated speed:

130 mph (203 kmh) - Electronically limted for North America


17 mpg


26 mpg


20 mpg