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2004 Audi A6 vs. 2008 Audi A8

To start off, 2008 Audi A8 is newer by 4 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 2,967 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Audi A8 (230 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2004 Audi A6. (180 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2004 Audi A6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A8 weights approximately 174 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 2008 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, 2008 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, 2008 Audi A8 (450 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Audi A6. (235 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 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 2008 Audi A8
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A8
Year Released 2004 2008
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2496 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 230 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 450 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77.4 mm 91.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 17.0:1
Top Speed 221 km/hour 243 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.5 seconds 7.8 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1662 kg 1836 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 5060 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2950 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.6 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 90 L


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