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2007 Audi A4 vs. 2006 Audi A8

To start off, 2007 Audi A4 is newer by 1 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 5,998 cc, 2006 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Audi A8 (445 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 248 more horse power than 2007 Audi A4. (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2007 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A8 weights approximately 365 kg more than 2007 Audi A4. 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 2007 Audi A4. 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 (580 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 300 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Audi A4. (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Audi A4.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Audi A4 2006 Audi A8
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 A8
Year Released 2007 2006
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 5998 cc
Engine Type in-line W
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 445 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 580 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 90.2 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 238 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.2 seconds 5.1 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1630 kg 1995 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 5070 mm
Vehicle Width 1400 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 3080 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 90 L


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