2012 Audi A8 vs. 2006 Opel Signum

To start off, 2012 Audi A8 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Opel Signum. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Opel Signum would be higher. At 2,967 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Audi A8 (247 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 72 more horse power than 2006 Opel Signum. (175 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Signum.

Because 2012 Audi A8 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Opel Signum. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Audi A8 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, 2012 Audi A8 (550 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 180 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Signum. (370 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2012 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Signum.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Audi A8 2006 Opel Signum
Make Audi Opel
Model A8 Signum
Year Released 2012 2006
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2967 cc 2958 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 247 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 550 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 243 km/hour 221 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.1 seconds 9.4 seconds
Drive Type AWD Front
Transmission Type 8-speed shiftable automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 5136 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1948 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1461 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2992 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 60 L


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