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2007 Audi A4 vs. 1997 Audi A4

To start off, 2007 Audi A4 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Audi A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Audi A4 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 1997 Audi A4. (100 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1997 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Audi A4 weights approximately 435 kg more than 1997 Audi A4. 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 140 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Audi A4. (140 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2007 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Audi A4. 2007 Audi A4 has automatic transmission and 1997 Audi A4 has manual transmission. 1997 Audi A4 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.

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2007 Audi A4 1997 Audi A4
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 A4
Year Released 2007 1997
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 140 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 77.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
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 1195 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1400 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2620 mm


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