2008 Audi A6 vs. 2004 Audi A6

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 A6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Audi A6 would be higher. At 4,172 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Audi A6 (296 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 128 more horse power than 2008 Audi A6. (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2008 Audi A6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Audi A6 weights approximately 255 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 A6 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 A6 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 A6 (400 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 170 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Audi A6. (230 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2004 Audi A6 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 A6
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A6
Year Released 2008 2004
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2393 cc 4172 cc
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 296 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 230 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 215 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.4 seconds 6.9 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1515 kg 1770 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2850 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.3 L/100km 8.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 11.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 82 L


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