2008 Audi A6 vs. 1979 Audi 100

To start off, 2008 Audi A6 is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Audi 100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Audi 100 would be higher. At 2,393 cc, 2008 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Audi A6 (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 83 more horse power than 1979 Audi 100. (85 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1979 Audi 100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A6 weights approximately 405 kg more than 1979 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 A6 (230 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 106 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Audi 100. (124 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2008 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Audi 100. 2008 Audi A6 has automatic transmission and 1979 Audi 100 has manual transmission. 1979 Audi 100 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Audi A6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2008 Audi A6 1979 Audi 100
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 100
Year Released 2008 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2393 cc 1588 cc
Horse Power 168 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 230 Nm 124 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1515 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L