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2004 Audi A6 vs. 2007 Audi S4

To start off, 2007 Audi S4 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Audi A6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Audi A6 would be higher. At 4,163 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Audi S4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Audi S4 (339 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 159 more horse power than 2004 Audi A6. (180 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Audi S4 should accelerate faster than 2004 Audi A6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Audi S4 weights approximately 133 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 2007 Audi S4 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, 2007 Audi S4 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, 2007 Audi S4 (410 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 175 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Audi A6. (235 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Audi S4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Audi A6.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A6 2007 Audi S4
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 S4
Year Released 2004 2007
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2496 cc 4163 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 339 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 410 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 11.0:1
Top Speed 221 km/hour 245 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.5 seconds 5.8 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1662 kg 1795 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.6 L/100km 13.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 66 L


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