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2004 Audi A6 vs. 2000 Audi A8

To start off, 2004 Audi A6 is newer by 4 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 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 150 more horse power than 2004 Audi A6. (180 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2000 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2004 Audi A6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Audi A8 weights approximately 153 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 2000 Audi A8 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, 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 196 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Audi A6. (235 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2000 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Audi A6.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A6 2000 Audi A8
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A8
Year Released 2004 2000
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2496 cc 4172 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 330 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 431 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 84.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77.4 mm 93 mm
Top Speed 221 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.5 seconds 7 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1662 kg 1815 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 3020 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.2 L/100km 9.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 19.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.6 L/100km 13 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 90 L


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