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2000 Audi A8 vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 2000 Audi A8 is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 4,172 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Audi A8 (330 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 241 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Audi A8 weights approximately 700 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2000 Audi A8 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1976 Ford Taunus. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Audi A8 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, 2000 Audi A8 (431 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 282 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2000 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus. 2000 Audi A8 has automatic transmission and 1976 Ford Taunus has manual transmission. 1976 Ford Taunus will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2000 Audi A8 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Audi A8 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Audi Ford
Model A8 Taunus
Year Released 2000 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4172 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 330 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 431 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1815 kg 1115 kg
Vehicle Length 5190 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3020 mm 2590 mm


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