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2008 Audi A4 vs. 2001 Audi A8

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 A8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Audi A8 would be higher. At 4,172 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Audi A8 (331 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 170 more horse power than 2008 Audi A4. (161 HP @ 5700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2008 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Audi A8 weights approximately 370 kg more than 2008 Audi A4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2001 Audi A8 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, 2001 Audi A8 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, 2001 Audi A8 (430 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 205 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Audi A4. (225 Nm @ 1950 RPM). This means 2001 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Audi A4. 2001 Audi A8 has automatic transmission and 2008 Audi A4 has manual transmission. 2008 Audi A4 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Audi A8 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A4 2001 Audi A8
Make Audi Audi
Model A4 A8
Year Released 2008 2001
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 4172 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 331 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 225 Nm 430 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81.1 mm 84.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.4 seconds 6.4 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 1910 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 3080 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 90 L


 

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