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1989 Audi 100 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Audi 100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Audi 100 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 146 more horse power than 1989 Audi 100. (114 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1989 Audi 100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 330 kg more than 1989 Audi 100. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 140 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Audi 100. (175 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Audi 100. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1989 Audi 100 has manual transmission. 1989 Audi 100 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:

1989 Audi 100 2002 Acura CL
Make Audi Acura
Model 100 CL
Year Released 1989 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1992 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 175 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77.4 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1250 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2580 mm


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