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2006 Audi A6 vs. 2006 Audi A3

To start off, both 2006 Audi A6 and 2006 Audi A3 were released in the same year (2006). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 117 more horse power than 2006 Audi A3. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2006 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A6 weights approximately 130 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 A6 (330 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Audi A3. (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Audi A3.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A6 2006 Audi A3
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A3
Year Released 2006 2006
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3130 cc 1968 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 255 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 13.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1510 kg 1380 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 5.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 55 L


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