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2007 Audi A4 vs. 1985 Audi 100

To start off, 2007 Audi A4 is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Audi 100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Audi 100 would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Audi A4 (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 1985 Audi 100. (100 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1985 Audi 100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Audi A4 weights approximately 485 kg more than 1985 Audi 100. 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, 2007 Audi A4 (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Audi 100. (150 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2007 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Audi 100. 2007 Audi A4 has automatic transmission and 1985 Audi 100 has manual transmission. 1985 Audi 100 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Audi A4 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Audi A4 1985 Audi 100
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 100
Year Released 2007 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1921 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 197 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 238 km/hour 171 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1630 kg 1145 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1400 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2700 mm


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