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2006 Audi A4 vs. 1971 Sunbeam Alpine

To start off, 2006 Audi A4 is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Sunbeam Alpine. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Sunbeam Alpine would be higher. At 3,129 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Audi A4 (255 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 184 more horse power than 1971 Sunbeam Alpine. (71 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1971 Sunbeam Alpine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A4 weights approximately 870 kg more than 1971 Sunbeam Alpine. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Audi A4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1971 Sunbeam Alpine. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Audi A4 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, 2006 Audi A4 (330 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 207 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Sunbeam Alpine. (123 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Sunbeam Alpine.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A4 1971 Sunbeam Alpine
Make Audi Sunbeam
Model A4 Alpine
Year Released 2006 1971
Engine Size 3129 cc 1725 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 255 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 123 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Vehicle Weight 1880 kg 1010 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2510 mm


 

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