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2006 Audi A6 vs. 2005 Audi A8

To start off, 2006 Audi A6 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Audi A8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Audi A8 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 25 more horse power than 2005 Audi A8. (230 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2005 Audi A8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Audi A8 weights approximately 320 kg more than 2006 Audi A6.

Because 2005 Audi A8 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Audi A6. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Audi A8 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 A8 (450 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 120 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Audi A6. (330 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 2005 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Audi A6.

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2006 Audi A6 2005 Audi A8
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A8
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3130 cc 2966 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 255 HP 230 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 450 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 1400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 91.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 13.0:1 17.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1510 kg 1830 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 5060 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2950 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 90 L


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