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2008 Audi A4 vs. 1982 Audi Coupe

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 Coupe. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Audi Coupe would be higher. At 2,144 cc (5 cylinders), 1982 Audi Coupe is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Audi A4 (161 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 1982 Audi Coupe. (130 HP @ 5900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1982 Audi Coupe. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A4 weights approximately 490 kg more than 1982 Audi Coupe. 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 54 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Audi Coupe. (171 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2008 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Audi Coupe.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A4 1982 Audi Coupe
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 Coupe
Year Released 2008 1982
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 2144 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 130 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 225 Nm 171 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81.1 mm 79.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 86.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 1050 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2550 mm


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