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1941 GAZ M1 vs. 1949 GAZ M-20

To start off, 1949 GAZ M-20 is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1941 GAZ M1. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1941 GAZ M1 would be higher. At 3,285 cc (4 cylinders), 1941 GAZ M1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1949 GAZ M-20 (51 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1941 GAZ M1. (49 HP @ 2800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1949 GAZ M-20 should accelerate faster than 1941 GAZ M1. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1949 GAZ M-20 weights approximately 90 kg more than 1941 GAZ M1. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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:

1941 GAZ M1 1949 GAZ M-20
Model M1 M-20
Year Released 1941 1949
Engine Size 3285 cc 2118 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 49 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 2800 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1370 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2710 mm


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