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2002 Acura CL vs. 1990 Audi V8

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Audi V8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Audi V8 would be higher. At 3,562 cc (8 cylinders), 1990 Audi V8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 1990 Audi V8. (247 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1990 Audi V8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Audi V8 weights approximately 210 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 1990 Audi V8 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, 1990 Audi V8 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, 1990 Audi V8 (340 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1990 Audi V8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

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2002 Acura CL 1990 Audi V8
Make Acura Audi
Model CL V8
Year Released 2002 1990
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 3562 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1790 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 80 L


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