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2008 Audi A4 vs. 2001 Audi A6

To start off, 2008 Audi A4 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Audi A6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Audi A6 would be higher. At 2,393 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Audi A6 (169 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2008 Audi A4. (161 HP @ 5700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2008 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A4 weights approximately 60 kg more than 2001 Audi A6.

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, 2001 Audi A6 (230 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Audi A4. (225 Nm @ 1950 RPM). This means 2001 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Audi A4.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A4 2001 Audi A6
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 A6
Year Released 2008 2001
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 2393 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 169 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 225 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 3200 RPM
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 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 1480 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2760 mm


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