2008 Audi A6 vs. 2004 Audi A4

To start off, 2008 Audi A6 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Audi A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Audi A4 would be higher. At 2,983 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Audi A4 (220 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2008 Audi A6. (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 2008 Audi A6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Audi A4 weights approximately 195 kg more than 2008 Audi A6. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Audi A4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Audi A6. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Audi A4 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, 2004 Audi A4 (300 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Audi A6. (230 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2004 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Audi A6. 2008 Audi A6 has automatic transmission and 2004 Audi A4 has manual transmission. 2004 Audi A4 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.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A6 2004 Audi A4
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A4
Year Released 2008 2004
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2393 cc 2983 cc
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 220 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 230 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 215 km/hour 243 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.4 seconds 6.9 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1515 kg 1710 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.3 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 10.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


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