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2004 Audi A6 vs. 1992 Audi V8

To start off, 2004 Audi A6 is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Audi V8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Audi V8 would be higher. At 3,562 cc (8 cylinders), 1992 Audi V8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Audi V8 (247 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 2004 Audi A6. (180 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1992 Audi V8 should accelerate faster than 2004 Audi A6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 Audi V8 weights approximately 128 kg more than 2004 Audi A6. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Audi V8 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 Audi A6. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1992 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, 1992 Audi V8 (340 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Audi A6. (235 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1992 Audi V8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Audi A6.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A6 1992 Audi V8
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 V8
Year Released 2004 1992
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2496 cc 3562 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1662 kg 1790 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


 

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