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2000 Audi A8 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Audi A8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Audi A8 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 13 more horse power than 2000 Audi A8. (247 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2000 Audi A8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Audi A8 weights approximately 50 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

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, 2000 Audi A8 (330 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2000 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2000 Audi A8 has manual transmission. 2000 Audi A8 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:

2000 Audi A8 2002 Acura CL
Make Audi Acura
Model A8 CL
Year Released 2000 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 247 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78.3 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1630 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5040 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 65 L


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