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2006 Audi A6 vs. 2001 Audi A4

To start off, 2006 Audi A6 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Audi A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Audi A4 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 94 more horse power than 2001 Audi A4. (161 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2001 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A6 weights approximately 80 kg more than 2001 Audi A4. 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 99 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Audi A4. (231 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Audi A4.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A6 2001 Audi A4
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A4
Year Released 2006 2001
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3130 cc 2496 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 255 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 231 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 77.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1510 kg 1430 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


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