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1981 Audi UR vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Audi UR. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Audi UR would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 1981 Audi UR. (197 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1981 Audi UR. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 330 kg more than 1981 Audi UR. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1981 Audi UR is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1981 Audi UR 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. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Audi UR. (285 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1981 Audi UR. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1981 Audi UR has manual transmission. 1981 Audi UR will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1981 Audi UR 2002 Acura CL
Make Audi Acura
Model UR CL
Year Released 1981 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2144 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 285 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 7.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1250 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


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