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2007 Audi A4 vs. 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 2007 Audi A4 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Audi A4 (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (163 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Audi A4 weights approximately 430 kg more than 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass. 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 43 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (237 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Audi A4 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make Audi Oldsmobile
Model A4 Cutlass
Year Released 2007 1988
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 197 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 237 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1630 kg 1200 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1400 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2640 mm


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