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2004 Audi A6 vs. 1985 Audi 100

To start off, 2004 Audi A6 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Audi 100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Audi 100 would be higher. At 2,496 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Audi A6 (180 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 91 more horse power than 1985 Audi 100. (89 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1985 Audi 100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Audi A6 weights approximately 517 kg more than 1985 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, 2004 Audi A6 (235 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Audi 100. (145 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Audi 100.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A6 1985 Audi 100
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 100
Year Released 2004 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2496 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77.4 mm 86.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 221 km/hour 176 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1662 kg 1145 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.6 L/100km 8.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


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