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2005 Audi A6 vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 2005 Audi A6 is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 2,976 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Audi A6 (247 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 158 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Because 2005 Audi A6 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1976 Ford Taunus. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Audi A6 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, 2005 Audi A6 (320 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 171 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus. 2005 Audi A6 has automatic transmission and 1976 Ford Taunus has manual transmission. 1976 Ford Taunus will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Audi A6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Audi A6 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Audi Ford
Model A6 Taunus
Year Released 2005 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2976 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 247 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2590 mm


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