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2008 Audi A4 vs. 1993 Audi S4

To start off, 2008 Audi A4 is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1993 Audi S4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1993 Audi S4 would be higher. At 2,199 cc (5 cylinders), 1993 Audi S4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1993 Audi S4 (226 HP) has 65 more horse power than 2008 Audi A4. (161 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1993 Audi S4 should accelerate faster than 2008 Audi A4.

Because 1993 Audi S4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Audi A4. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1993 Audi S4 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, 1993 Audi S4 (353 Nm) has 128 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Audi A4. (225 Nm). This means 1993 Audi S4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Audi A4.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A4 1993 Audi S4
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 S4
Year Released 2008 1993
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 2199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 226 HP
Torque 225 Nm 353 Nm
Engine Bore Size 81.1 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 86.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.3:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2700 mm


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