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2006 Audi A8 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Audi A8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Audi A8 would be higher. At 4,172 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Audi A8 (329 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 147 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A8 weights approximately 115 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Audi A8 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 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, 2006 Audi A8 (430 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 197 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2006 Audi A8 has manual transmission. 2006 Audi A8 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A8 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Audi Buick
Model A8 LaCrosse
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4172 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 329 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 430 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1855 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5060 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 59 L


 

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