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1942 DKW Reichklasse F8 vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 67 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1942 DKW Reichklasse F8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1942 DKW Reichklasse F8 would be higher. At 1,405 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Tata Indica is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Tata Indica (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 56 more horse power than 1942 DKW Reichklasse F8. (18 HP @ 3500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica should accelerate faster than 1942 DKW Reichklasse F8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Tata Indica weights approximately 170 kg more than 1942 DKW Reichklasse F8. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Tata Indica (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 66 more torque (in Nm) than 1942 DKW Reichklasse F8. (49 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Tata Indica will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1942 DKW Reichklasse F8.

Compare all specifications:

1942 DKW Reichklasse F8 2009 Tata Indica
Make DKW Tata
Model Reichklasse F8 Indica
Year Released 1942 2009
Engine Size 584 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 18 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 49 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 68 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 835 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 3900 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2410 mm


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