2008 Audi A6 vs. 2009 Audi A3

To start off, 2009 Audi A3 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Audi A6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Audi A6 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 54 more horse power than 2009 Audi A3. (114 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2009 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A6 weights approximately 175 kg more than 2009 Audi A3. 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 75 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Audi A3. (155 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Audi A3. 2008 Audi A6 has automatic transmission and 2009 Audi A3 has manual transmission. 2009 Audi A3 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 2009 Audi A3
Make Audi Audi
Model A6 A3
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2393 cc 1598 cc
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 230 Nm 155 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 215 km/hour 196 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.4 seconds 11.1 seconds
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 1340 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 6.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


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