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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2011 Audi A6

To start off, 2011 Audi A6 is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Audi A6 (230 HP) has 177 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.

Because 2011 Audi A6 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Renault 12. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Audi A6 will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. 2011 Audi A6 has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Audi A6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2011 Audi A6
Make Renault Audi
Model 12 A6
Year Released 1974 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 230 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4934 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1862 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1519 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2833 mm


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