What kind of information is included in the Vehicle API?

In its essence Auto-Data.net API database access with multiple fields, containing different technical parameters of various vehicles. They are sorted in 7 main categories and additional detailed subcategories, sometimes depending on whether they are or not available for the selected vehicle.

Technical parameters

1. General Information:

3. Performance:

4. Chassis

5. Off-road Specifications:

6. Drivetrain. Brakes and suspension:

7. Specifications for electric and hybrid vehicles(available only for certain models):

There could be some variations in the parameters given above. They are tied to the official information provided by manufacturers, which sometimes could vary – in accordance to state regulations and specific vehicle market requirements.

Powertrane architectures available

You can choose all available records or select specific powertrains available:

  • Internal Combustion engine
  • MHEV (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle, power-assist hybrid, battery-assisted hybrid vehicles, BAHV)
  • FHEV (Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
  • PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
  • Electric Vehicle
  • FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle)
  • PFCEV (Plug-in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle)

You can also add car images to your access.

Fields description

1. General Information:

"Brand" in the context of cars refers to the specific manufacturer or company that produces the vehicle. It represents the reputation, identity, and quality associated with that particular manufacturer.

"Model" refers to a specific version or variant of a car produced by a manufacturer. It represents a distinct product with its own design, features, and specifications.

"Generation" refers to a specific version or iteration of a car model. It represents a period when the model undergoes significant updates and changes in design, features, and technology compared to the previous version.

Modification (Engine)
"Modification" field refers to the unique combination of Combustion engine and/or Eletric motors, Drivetrain (drive wheels, gearbox), seats, doors, and body type. There may be several Modifications, with the same name - they refer to the different producing timespans. Adding a new modification in the same generation may mean the producer made some changes to some of the specifications. In some markets "modification" may refer to "trim".

Powertrain Architecture
"Powertrain architecture" refers to the type of power source, i.e. combustion engine, hybrid, plug-in, or electric motor.

Years of production
"Years of production" refers to the time span in which a specific car model was manufactured and made available for sale to customers. It helps determine the age and availability of the vehicle in the market.

2. Internal combustion Engine:

“Power” refers to the combustion engine's ability to generate energy. It affects acceleration, top speed, and towing capacity. Higher power means better performance. It is measured in horsepower (hp).

Model engine (engine code)
The "model engine" or "engine code" is a unique alphanumeric identifier assigned to an engine model by the manufacturer. It helps identify and differentiate engines within a car model based on their specific characteristics and specifications.

Engine layout
The "engine layout" refers to where in the car it is located and how it's mounted, such as front transverse, middle transverse, or rear longitudinal. It affects factors like weight distribution and handling.

Engine displacement
“Engine displacement” is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by all of the pistons of a piston engine, excluding the combustion chambers. A larger displacement often means more power and torque, but other factors also affect performance.

Max engine speed
“Max engine speed” (or Redline) refers to the highest rotational speed at which the engine can operate safely. It is measured in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) and indicated on the tachometer. Exceeding this limit can cause engine damage, so it's important to stay within the recommended range for optimal performance and longevity.

“Torque” refers to the rotational force the engine produces. It affects acceleration and towing capacity. Higher torque means better low-end power. Torque is measured in Newton-meters (Nm).

Fuel injection system
"Fuel injection system" refers to the method by which fuel is delivered to the engine for combustion. It includes systems like Multi-point indirect injection (MPFI) and direct fuel injection (DFI). These systems inject fuel into the intake ports or directly into the combustion chamber to ensure efficient fuel delivery and optimize engine performance.

Engine aspiration
“Engine aspiration” refers to how air enters the engine for combustion. It can be naturally aspirated (without assistance) or forced induction (with a turbocharger or supercharger). Forced induction engines offer higher power.

Valve train
The "valve train" in a car refers to the components that control the opening and closing of the engine's valves. It includes valves, camshafts, valve springs, and rocker arms. The valve train regulates the flow of air and exhaust gases, affecting engine performance and efficiency.

Engine configuration
The "Engine configuration" refers to how the engine's cylinders are arranged within the engine block. Common positions include inline, V-shaped, and flat/boxer configurations. The cylinder position affects the engine's performance, size, and balance.

Number of cylinders
The "number of cylinders" refers to the count of cylinders in an engine. Common configurations include 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder, and 8-cylinder engines. More cylinders generally result in higher power and smoother operation, while fewer cylinders can improve fuel efficiency and reduce engine size.

The "bore" in a combustion engine refers to the diameter of each cylinder in the engine. It affects the engine's power output and efficiency. A larger bore allows for more air and fuel, increasing power.

The "stroke" in a car refers to the distance the piston travels within each cylinder. It affects the engine's torque output and RPM range. A longer stroke increases torque but limits high RPM, while a shorter stroke allows for higher RPM but may reduce torque.

Compression ratio
“Compression ratio” in a combustion engine is the ratio between the volume of the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom (BDC) and the volume when the piston is at the top (TDC). It affects engine efficiency, power, and fuel economy.

Number of valves per cylinder
The "number of valves per cylinder" is the count of intake and exhaust valves in each cylinder of the engine. It affects the engine's airflow, combustion, and overall performance. Engines with more valves per cylinder generally have better airflow and improved performance compared to those with fewer valves.

Engine oil capacity
"Engine oil capacity" refers to the recommended amount of engine oil that should be added during an oil change or service interval to achieve the proper oil level in the engine.

Engine oil specifications
"Engine oil specifications" refers to the recommended engine oil viscosity / The minimum grade required during the vehicle's production period. Newer API and ILSAC specifications are backwards-compatible.

Coolant capacity
"Coolant capacity" refers to the total volume of coolant that the car's cooling system can hold. It is important for maintaining the engine's temperature and preventing overheating.

Fuel type
"Fuel type" refers to the specific type of fuel that a car's engine is designed to use. Common fuel types include gasoline, diesel, LPG, CNG, E85. The fuel type determines the engine's performance, efficiency, and emissions.

AdBlue tank capacity
"AdBlue tank capacity" refers to the size of the tank that stores AdBlue, a fluid used in vehicles with SCR systems to reduce emissions. A larger capacity means more AdBlue can be stored before refilling is required.

Fuel tank capacity
"Fuel tank capacity" refers to the maximum amount of fuel a car's fuel tank can hold. It determines the driving range before needing to refuel.

3. Performance:

Maximum speed
"Maximum speed" refers to the highest speed that a car can reach under ideal conditions. It is determined by factors such as engine power, aerodynamics, weight, gearing, and tire specifications.

Acceleration (0-100, 0-200, 0-300 km/h, 0-60 mph)
"Acceleration (0-100, 0-200, 0-300 km/h, 0-60 mph)" refers to the time it takes for a car to accelerate from a standstill to the specified speed. It measures the car's performance and power, with shorter times indicating faster acceleration.

Deceleration (100km/h-0, 200km/h-0)
"Deceleration (100km/h-0, 200km/h-0)" measures the distance it takes for a car to come to a complete stop from a speed of 100 km/h or 200 km/h. It reflects the car's braking performance and ability to slow down effectively.

Fuel consumption - urban
"Fuel consumption - urban" represents the amount of fuel a car consumes while driving in city conditions. It indicates the car's efficiency in stop-and-go traffic and lower speeds typically found in urban areas.

Fuel consumption - extra urban
"Fuel consumption - extra urban" refers to the amount of fuel a car consumes while driving on highways or in non-urban conditions. It represents the car's efficiency at higher speeds and steady-state cruising.

Fuel consumption - combined
"Fuel consumption - combined" represents the average amount of fuel a car consumes per distance traveled, considering both urban and extra urban driving conditions. It provides an overall measure of the car's fuel efficiency.

Emission standard
"Emission standard" refers to the regulations and limits set by authorities on the amount of pollutants that a car can emit. It ensures that vehicles meet environmental standards and reduce harmful emissions.

CO2 emissions
"CO2 emissions" refer to the amount of carbon dioxide gas produced by a car's engine when it burns fuel. It represents the vehicle's impact on climate change and is measured in grams per kilometer (g/km).

Permitted trailer load
"Permitted trailer load" refers to the maximum weight that a vehicle can tow safely. It indicates the capacity of the car to handle the weight of a trailer and its contents without compromising safety or performance.

4. Chassis:

Body type
"Body type" refers to the general shape and structure of a car's exterior design, such as sedan, SUV, coupe, or convertible. It helps identify the overall style and intended use of the vehicle.

"Seats" refers to the number of available passenger seats in a car, indicating its capacity to accommodate occupants.

"Doors" refers to the number of entry points or access points to the passenger compartment of a car. It indicates how many doors the car has for passengers to enter and exit the vehicle. Can also includes an additional rear door for accessing the trunk or cargo area.

"Length" refers to the measurement of a car from its front bumper to its rear bumper in a straight line. It indicates the overall size and physical extent of the vehicle.

"Width" refers to the measurement of a car from one side to the other side at its widest point. It indicates the overall horizontal size of the vehicle.

"Wheelbase" refers to the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels on the same side of a car. It affects the stability, handling, and interior space of the vehicle.

"Height" refers to the vertical measurement of a car from the ground to its highest point, typically the roofline. It represents the car's vertical extent.

Front and rear tracks
"Front and rear tracks" refer to the width between the centerlines of the tires on the front and rear axles of a car. It indicates the distance between the left and right wheels on each axle.

Drag coefficient
The "drag coefficient" as a car parameter represents the resistance of a vehicle's shape to the air as it moves through it. A lower drag coefficient indicates better aerodynamic efficiency, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and reduced wind noise.

Trunk capacity
"Trunk capacity" refers to the amount of storage space available in the trunk or cargo area of a car. It indicates how much luggage or items can be accommodated in the car's trunk.

Front and rear overhang
Front and rear overhang refer to the distance between the front/rear axle and the respective ends of a car's body. It affects the vehicle's length, turning radius, stability and maneuverability.

Curb (Kerb) weight
Curb or Kerb weight is the weight of a vehicle without passengers, cargo, or additional modifications. It represents the vehicle's weight when it is ready to be driven on the road.

Maximum permitted weight
Maximum permitted weight is the maximum weight allowed for a vehicle when it is fully loaded with passengers, cargo, and any additional equipment. Exceeding this weight can impact the vehicle's performance and safety.

Maximum roof load
Maximum roof load refers to the maximum weight that a vehicle's roof can safely support. It is important not to exceed this weight limit to avoid compromising the vehicle's structural integrity and stability.

Permitted towbar download
Permitted towbar download refers to the maximum downward force or weight that can be applied to the towbar of a vehicle when towing a trailer. It is important to stay within this limit to ensure safe towing and maintain the vehicle's stability.

5. Off-road Specifications:

Ride height
Ride height or Ground clearance refers to the distance between the ground and the lowest part of the vehicle's chassis or body. It determines how much clearance the car has from the ground. A higher ride height means the car sits higher off the ground, offering better clearance for rough terrain or obstacles. A lower ride height, on the other hand, provides a lower center of gravity, which can enhance stability and handling on paved roads.

Approach and Departure angles
Approach angle is the steepest slope a vehicle can climb without hitting its front bumper, while departure angle is the steepest slope it can descend without hitting its rear bumper. These angles indicate the vehicle's ability to navigate obstacles and rough terrain without scraping or getting stuck.

Ramp angle
The ramp angle refers to the maximum incline or slope that the vehicle can safely climb or descend without any part of its body or undercarriage touching the ground. It is a measure of the car's off-road capability and determines its ability to tackle steep terrain or obstacles. A larger ramp angle indicates that the car can handle steeper inclines or declines, allowing for better maneuverability in off-road or challenging driving conditions.

Climb angle
Climb angle is the maximum slope or incline a vehicle can ascend without losing traction or stalling. It represents the vehicle's ability to climb steep hills without sliding or getting stuck.

Wading depth
Wading depth is the maximum depth of water a vehicle can safely drive through without causing damage to its essential components.

6. Drivetrain. Brakes and suspension:

Wheel drive
Wheel drive refers to the configuration of a vehicle's power distribution system, determining which wheels receive power from the engine/motor. It can be front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), or all-wheel drive (AWD).

Transmission - gears and type
Transmission - gears and type refers to the transmission system in a car, which determines how power is transferred from the engine to the wheels. It includes the number of gear ratios available (such as 5-speed or 6-speed) and the type of transmission (manual, automatic, or CVT).

Front and Rear suspension
Front and rear suspension in a car refer to the system of components that support and cushion the vehicle's body, providing a smooth and controlled ride. It includes springs, shock absorbers, and other components that help absorb bumps and maintain stability while driving.

Front and Rear brakes
Front and rear brakes in a car are the components that help slow down and stop the vehicle. The front brakes provide most of the braking power, while the rear brakes assist in the process. The parameter includes the type of brakes (disc or drum) and, if announced by the manufacturer - the diameter and thickness of the brakes.

Anti lock braking system (ABS)
ABS is a car parameter that stands for Anti-lock Braking System. It is a safety feature that prevents the wheels from locking up during braking, allowing the driver to maintain steering control.

Steering type and Power assisted steering
Steering type refers to the mechanism used for controlling the direction of the car, such as rack and pinion or recirculating ball. Power-assisted steering refers to the assistance provided to the driver in turning the steering wheel, which can be hydraulic or electric.

Minimum turning circle (turning diameter)
Minimum turning circle or turning diameter is the diameter of the smallest circular path a vehicle can make when performing a full turn. It represents the tightest space the car needs to complete a U-turn or maneuver in confined areas. Smaller turning circle indicates better maneuverability.

Wheel rims size
Wheel rim size refers to the diameter of the metal wheel on which the tire is mounted. It is measured in inches and determines the size of the tire that can be fitted onto the wheel.

Tire size
Tire size refers to the dimensions of the tires, including width, aspect ratio, and rim diameter, which are important for the vehicle's performance and safety.

7. Specifications for electric and hybrid vehicles(available only for certain models):

Electric motors power
Electric motor power is the measure of the maximum power output of the electric motor that propels the car. It determines the acceleration and top speed of the vehicle.

Electric motors torque
Electric motor torque is the twisting force generated by the motor to propel the car. It affects acceleration and towing capacity.

Electric motors position
Electric motor position refers to the location of the motor within the car, such as front, rear, or on each axle. It affects weight distribution and performance.

Battery capacity
Battery capacity in the EV cars refers to the amount of electrical energy the battery can store. Gross capacity is the total storage capacity, while usable capacity is the portion that can be effectively used by the vehicle. It determines the vehicle's driving range and affects its overall performance and usability.

All-electric range
The all-electric range refers to the maximum distance an electric, plug-in or a hybrid vehicle can travel using only its electric power source before needing to switch to another power source, such as an internal combustion engine or hybrid system.

System power
System power is the total combined power output of the internal combustion engine and electric motor(s) in a hybrid vehicle. In an electric vehicle, System power refers to the total combined power of all installed electric motors.

System torque
System torque is the total combined rotational force produced by the internal combustion engine and electric motor(s) in a hybrid vehicle. In an electric vehicle, System torque refers to the total combined torque of all installed electric motors.

Average energy consumption
Average energy consumption refers to the average amount of energy consumed by a vehicle per unit distance traveled. It is typically measured in units such as kilowatt-hours per kilometer (kWh/km). It represents the efficiency of the vehicle in converting energy into propulsion, and a lower average energy consumption indicates better fuel efficiency or energy efficiency.

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