It is said power is everything, and in automotive terms that would be “horsepower”, but what does that power get you? The fact is that horsepower is what consumes fuel and that it is torque that you feel in your seat. Torque is the force that will move you from a stand still and gives you excelleration, horsepower only keeps you at your desired speed. The 2009 Audi A4 has achieved the best 0-60 MPH times as well as the best fuel economy in its class because they have optimized on torque. Keep in mind when you are looking at vehicle statistics that horsepower is only a number. What is important is what those numbers can produce in regards to real life performance.