2009 Audi A3 vs. 1999 Audi A4

To start off, 2009 Audi A3 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Audi A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Audi A4 would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Audi A3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Audi A4 (247 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2009 Audi A3. (197 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 2009 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Audi A4 weights approximately 315 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.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A3 1999 Audi A4
Make Audi Audi
Model A3 A4
Year Released 2009 1999
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1779 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 197 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 86.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 9.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1345 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 62 L


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