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 2,393 cc, 2008 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Audi A4 (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 29 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 70 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 (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 50 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.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A6 2004 Audi A4
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A4
Year Released 2008 2004
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2393 cc 1984 cc
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 230 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 215 km/hour 230 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.4 seconds 8 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1515 kg 1585 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.3 L/100km 7.3 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 9.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


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