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2006 Audi A3 vs. 1998 Volvo C70

To start off, 2006 Audi A3 is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Volvo C70. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Volvo C70 would be higher. At 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 1998 Volvo C70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Volvo C70 (190 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2006 Audi A3. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Volvo C70 should accelerate faster than 2006 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Volvo C70 weights approximately 45 kg more than 2006 Audi A3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2006 Audi A3 (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Volvo C70. (270 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Volvo C70.

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2006 Audi A3 1998 Volvo C70
Make Audi Volvo
Model A3 C70
Year Released 2006 1998
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1968 cc 2435 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 190 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1425 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 68 L


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