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2006 Audi A6 vs. 1989 Audi 90

To start off, 2006 Audi A6 is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Audi 90. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Audi 90 would be higher. At 3,130 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Audi A6 (255 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 141 more horse power than 1989 Audi 90. (114 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1989 Audi 90. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A6 weights approximately 400 kg more than 1989 Audi 90. 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 A6 (330 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 158 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Audi 90. (172 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Audi 90.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A6 1989 Audi 90
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 90
Year Released 2006 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3130 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 255 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1510 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2550 mm


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