2009 Audi A3 vs. 2000 Audi A4

To start off, 2009 Audi A3 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Audi A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Audi A4 would be higher. At 2,393 cc (6 cylinders), 2000 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A3 (197 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2000 Audi A4. (163 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 2000 Audi A4.

Because 2000 Audi A4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Audi A3. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 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, 2009 Audi A3 (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Audi A4. (234 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2009 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Audi A4. 2009 Audi A3 has automatic transmission and 2000 Audi A4 has manual transmission. 2000 Audi A4 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Audi A3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A3 2000 Audi A4
Make Audi Audi
Model A3 A4
Year Released 2009 2000
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2393 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 234 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 77.4 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 70 L


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