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2008 Audi A4 vs. 1982 Audi 100

To start off, 2008 Audi A4 is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Audi 100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Audi 100 would be higher. At 1,781 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Audi A4 (161 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 76 more horse power than 1982 Audi 100. (85 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1982 Audi 100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A4 weights approximately 430 kg more than 1982 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, 2008 Audi A4 (225 Nm @ 1950 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Audi 100. (124 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2008 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Audi 100.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A4 1982 Audi 100
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 100
Year Released 2008 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 1588 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 225 Nm 124 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81.1 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


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