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2007 Audi S8 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2007 Audi S8 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Acura CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Acura CL would be higher. At 5,204 cc (10 cylinders), 2007 Audi S8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Audi S8 (444 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 184 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Audi S8 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Audi S8 weights approximately 360 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Audi S8 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Audi S8 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, 2007 Audi S8 (540 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 225 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 Audi S8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Audi S8 2002 Acura CL
Make Audi Acura
Model S8 CL
Year Released 2007 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5204 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 10 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 444 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 540 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.5 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 12.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type AWD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1940 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5070 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 65 L


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